Thursday, August 17th, 2006
155 g Chamomille Hydrosol
10 g Aloe Vera
25 g Rice Bran oil
20 g Almond oil
15 g E-wax
15 g Shea or Mango Butter (I use refined)
4 g castor oil
4 g jojoba oil
15 g stearic acid
1 g Vit. E
Preservative of choice (I used Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate)
Fragrance to suit.
Heat hydrosol and aloe vera to 170 degrees. This kills any bacteria, mold or fungus present.
Melt the oil and butter components and stir well. Allow hydrosol and aloe to cool to about 150 F.
Combine hydrosol and butter/oils and mix well. Keep stirring occasionally till the mixture reaches
about 100 F. A stick blender is useful for this. Add your preservative and Vit. E. Add your fragrance
or essential oils now and mix well. Do not be concerned if the lotion is not thick. Bottle or transfer
to a clean container immediately as the lotion thickens on standing.
This Basic Formula can be tweaked for making many other herbal/botanical infusions, and other additives.
Always follow basic sanitary precautions. I use spray alcohol, wipe counters with a mild bleach solution,
use paper towels and disposable utensils.
Tip: If you would like to add color or fragrance at a later date, add lotion to a Ziploc bag then add color or
fragrance. Close. Mix together well with your hands on the outside of the bag. Cut a small corner off and
this makes a very convenient way to add to your bottles/jars.
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Thursday, July 13th, 2006
If you are like me that just adore easy recipes that do not involve preservative, this product is for you! You will LOVE the all-natural aspect of Soya Skin Butter Stick!
Did you know you can do much more with the Soya Skin Butter than just whipping it? You can add it to lotion, lip balms or make a lotion stick! Here’s a recipe for a very small batch of lotion sticks, you can double or triple the batch without any problems.
Ingredients for three 2 oz. sticks:
- 3.5 oz. Soya Skin Butter
- 1.25 oz. Rice Bran Oil
- 0.25 oz. squalane
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
Microwave in a pyrex glass measuring cup for 2 minutes on high. Melt it until you still have little lumps in the glass (see first picture), stir till it is all melted. Let cool. Add squalane and lavender essential oil, Mix well and pour into deodorant tubes or tins. Though it will be translucent until completely cool, the finished product will be white.
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Friday, July 7th, 2006
This skin nourishing massage oil is safe for all ages, including babies and the young at heart, studies have shown the effect on human-touch, it relaxes your body and mind! You may also make a unscented version by eliminating the essential oils blend.
- 3 oz. grapeseed oil
- 1 oz. sweet almond oil
- 3 capsules of vitamin E
- 5 drops of essential oil blends of: lavender, sweet orange
Pour meassured ingredients into the plastic roll-on bottles, shake well and enjoy!
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