Category Archives: Lotion/Body Butter

Vanilla Clove Lotion

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Vanilla Clove Lotion

Distilled water, Vanilla Infused Sunflower Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Shea Butter, Clove Infused Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Meadowfoam Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Oat Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.

I only had enough infused oil for one batch, which fit into three containers perfectly with none extra for me, boo.

Some of the others I have available.

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I placed an order for supplies to experiment with scrubs, walnut shell in particular.

I need to make some more soap soon and I sold through my Peppermint Cocoa Butter lip balms so I guess I’ll be making more lip balm soon… too bad I am out of vanilla oil… I never got to Vanilla Cocoa Butter or Vanilla Rum scents.

Also I need to strain my Lavender infused oil and start it into another lavender infusion to make it stronger. And my Dill is done drying, I need to process and put it in a jar. In my herb garden my Cilantro is blooming, I was hoping for the Lavender or the Chamomile to bloom but Cilantro is better than nothing I guess.

Mango Lotion

I made it a little bit thin side on accident, I believe my mistake was I originally used about 20 oz of distilled water and about 1.5 oz of mango butter and wasn’t paying enough attention. If I were to make it again I would do so as follows.

1.5 oz Almond Oil

.5 oz Avocado Oil

1 oz Sunflower Oil

2 oz Mango Butter

1.5 oz Emulsifying Wax

3 ml Jojoba Oil

10 drops Vitamin E

16-18 oz Distilled Water

3% Fresh Mango Fragrance

1% Preservative

 

Mix Almond, Avocado, Sunflower Oils in a double boiler with the Mango Butter and Emusifying Wax and melt clear. Remove from heat, pour into bowl, let oils cool slightly, add Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Heat Distilled Water in microwave and add to bowl slowly while whisking constantly until all water is added. Mix for several minutes to ensure  proper mixture of oil and water. Place bowl in fridgerator for five minutes to cool, wisk, then return to fridge for another five minutes.

Remove bowl from fridge and add Fragrance and Preservative, pour into containers while it is still warm, it will thicken up as it continues to cool.

 

Coffee Lotion Recipe

I’ve had my coffee butter infusing for some time now and it smells delicious. I’ll have to start a new infusion soon but this one got a full 6 months of cold infusion with Starbucks Pike Place Espresso. The infused coffee really brings out a strong coffee scent while the Cocoa butter I used is unrefined and brings a chocolate scent to the coffee, the vanilla is very mild and sort of sweetens the coffee/chocolate.

The Recipe I used was..

1/8 cup Coconut Oil infused with fresh espresso grounds

1/8 cup Sunflower Oil infused with Vanilla Beans

1/8 cup  Cocoa Butter

1/8 cup Mango Butter

1/4 cup Emulsifying Wax

2/3 – 1 1/2 cups Strong Coffee (depending on how thick or thin you want the lotion to be)

1 tbs jojoba oil

10 drops Vitamin E

1% Optiphen

In a double boiler melt Coconut Oil, Sunflower oil, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, Emulsifying Wax until solids are dissolved.

Meanwhile, make 1 cup of strong coffee.

Remove oils from double boiler and pour into bowl. Measure 1/2 cup coffee and add to oils while stirring.

(Enjoy the rest of the coffee you brewed while completing the final steps)

Mix well until liquid is smooth, place bowl in Fridge for a few moments until a thicker skin forms on top and around the sides of the bowl.

Remove from fridge and mix well, repeat process until lotion has thickened and cooled. Just as it cools and starts to become a solid add Jojoba, Vitamin E and Preservative. Mix well and then for several minutes more for good measure.

Lavender Grapefruit Body Butter

This is the smoothest, softest and most wonderful feeling body butter I have ever used. My skin absolutely loves mango butter. I have a few available on my etsy page if you are lacking ingredients and time.

1.5 oz shea butter

1 oz mango butter

1 oz coconut oil

.5 oz – .8 oz  jojoba oil (I eyeballed this one)

15 drops pink grapefruit essential oil

15-18 drops lavender essential oil

3 drops vitamin E

Combine first 4 ingredients in a double boiler and heat until melted, remove and cool in fridgerator for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge, the mixture should still be liquid, add essential oils and vitamin E and return to fridge for another 20-40 minutes checking and stiring occasionally, as the mixture begins to become cloudy and solidify around the edges, remove from fridgerator and whip for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
Place in storage container and chill for another 20-30 minutes. Remove from fridge, let it return to room temperature and enjoy.IMG_3232

Coffee and Cocoa Body Butter Recipe

I got a little impatient with letting my coffee oil infuse so I stole 1/3 of a cup(leaving the rest to infuse for another few weeks) and made some coffee infused body butter.

I infused into coconut oil that has been next to my aerogarden for warmth for two weeks and then I strained out the grounds, I triple filtered the oil to remove particulate. I ended up with this…

Pic-01142014-002After that I had my double boiler set up and added equal parts of cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil to my infused coconut oil. I listened to some music and drank some hard cider while I waited for the cocoa butter to melt in. After it is all melted and mixed I rested the bowl in the fridge until the edges start to significantly cool and harden it is time for the mixing. This can take 30-45 minutes generally, depending on your equipment and quantity. Really you want an electric mixer and go ahead and whip the body butter for about 8-10 minutes, if you are a crazy person with no electric mixer just whisk it till your arm is going to drop off.  When it is all cooled and whipped pour the body butter into your chosen container. The mixture will continue to stiffen after you stop whipping so get it into a container instead of letting it rest.

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