What You’ll Need:
Four 4 oz. Bottles with Black Cap
8 oz. Distilled Water (50%)
4 oz. Jasmine Essential Water (25%)
2.4 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil (15%)
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax (6%)
0.6 oz. Stearic Acid (4%)
0.2 oz. Sultry Black Jasmine Fragrance Oil
6 mL Royal Purple LabColor
0.2 oz. Optiphen (1%)
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.
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. To be safe, bleach water all your utensils.
ONE: In a heat-safe container, add the distilled water and jasmine essential water. Heat in the microwave to about 160-180° F.
TWO: In a separate heat-safe container, combine the rosehip seed oil, Polawax Emulsifying Wax, and stearic acid. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted and the mixture is about 160-180° F.
THREE: Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 160° F. Once they are the correct temperatures, pour the oils and wax into water and begin pulsing the stick blender. 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.
FOUR: Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130-140° F. Add 6 mL of the diluted Royal Purple LabColor. Stick blend the color until completely combined. If you want a more saturated color, add the LabColor in mL increments and stick blend. Add the Sultry Black Jasmine Fragrance Oil and stick blend to fully combine.
FIVE: Once the lotion is below 120 ° F, add the Optiphen. Using the stick blender, mix for an additional 60-90 seconds until the mixture is fully incorporated.
SIX: Carefully pour the lotion into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation can form inside the bottle). Once completely cooled, place the caps on the bottles and enjoy!