DILUTING LABCOLOR: You’ll need to premix your LabColors in order to use them in this project. We like diluting the small bottle of LabColor in 4 oz. of distilled water. For more on diluting LabColors, check out this blog post.
ONE: Disinfect a clean spoon and heat safe container by spritzing 99% rubbing alcohol on the surface and allowing it to air dry. Wear gloves throughout the whole process to avoid contaminating the lotion.
TWO: Scoop the Basic Lotion Base into the disinfected container, and heat in the microwave in 10 second bursts, stirring between each heating burst. Be very careful to not heat the lotion above 130 °F, or the preservative can become ineffective. The lotion should become slightly more liquid and pourable at around 115-120 °F.
THREE: Add the cucumber extract and Cucumber Oak Fragrance Oil and use the stick blender to emulsify the ingredients together. Stick blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
FOUR: Add the diluted Emerald LabColor to the lotion (click here to learn how to dilute the LabColors). Stick blend the LabColor into the lotion until completely combined.
FIVE: Add the Kermit Green Mica, and stick blend until the mica is completely incorporated and there are no clumps. Continue to stick blend the mixture for about another minute, just to make sure the lotion is completely emulsified.
SIX: Transfer the lotion into the 4 ounce jars. Allow the lotion to cool without a lid for about 1-2 hours before capping and enjoy! Please note that this lotion is preserved for just the addition of fragrances, essential oils and extract – not a lot of extra oils or butters so stick to just adding minimal amounts of fragrance and extracts to make sure you don’t break the preservative system.