Fresh Face Lavender & Aloe Lotion
Give your face a fresh, aloe glow with this quick and easy at home recipe. The lavender will leave you smelling sweet! You’ll only need a few ingredients and a steady hand.
16.5 oz. Distilled Water
2.7 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
1.35 oz. Rice Bran Oil
1.2 oz. BTMS-50
0.2 oz. Sodium Lactate
0.3 oz. Aloe Extract
0.9 oz. Glycerin
0.4 oz. DL-Panthenol
0.2 oz Optiphen
3 mL Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your lotion. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible so be safe and bleach water all your utensils.
ONE: Combine the distilled water, Sodium Lactate and Glycerin in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine and then set aside.
TWO: Add DL-Panthenol, and whisk until fully dissolved.
THREE: In a second container, combine the Sweet Almond Oil and Rice Bran Oil with the BTMS-50. Don’t worry about melting the BTMS-50 beforehand. Stir to combine and then set aside.
FOUR: Heat the containers with the oils and the distilled water in the microwave on 1 minute bursts until both reach between 150 – 160°F.
FIVE: When the oil and distilled water containers have reached the correct temperature and the BTMS-50 is dissolved, add the oils to the water and stir continually. Blend the mixture for 60 – 90 seconds, making sure the oil and water phases are fully emulsified. Be careful to “burp” your stick blender by tamping it on the bottom of the container to release bubbles — you don’t want bubbles trapped in your lotion! Continue to mix until the lotion drops below 120°F.
SIX: Once the lotion is below 120°F, add the Lavender Essential Oil, Aloe Extract and Optiphen. Using the stick blender, mix for an additional 60 seconds until the mixture is fully incorporated.
SEVEN: Because this is not a very thick lotion, it is easy to pour. When the lotion drops below 110°F, pour it into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation can form inside the bottle).
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