Lavender & Honeyquat Lotion Recipe

Lavender and Honeyquat Lotion Recipe

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 What You Need:

Four 4 oz. Bottles (White Disk Cap)
Water Phase:
11.9 oz. Distilled Water (73%)
0.1 oz Allantoin Powder (0.5% )
Oil Phase:
1 oz. Moringa Seed Oil (6%)
1 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil (6%)
0.3 oz. Shea Butter (2%)
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax (6%)
0.3 oz. Cetearyl Alcohol (2%)
Cool Down Phase:
0.5 oz. Honeyquat (3%)
2 mL or 40 drops Lavender Absolute (0.5%)
5 mL Optiphen (1%)

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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 as possible of germs, bacteria, and microbes.

ONE: In a heat-safe container, combine the rosehip seed oil, moringa seed oil, shea butter, Polawax Emulsifying Wax, and cetearyl alcohol. Heat the container in the microwave in 30-second bursts until the waxes have fully melted and the mixture is about 160° F.

ONETWO: Pour the distilled water into a second heat-safe container. Heat in the microwave to about 160° F. Add the allantoin powder to the hot water. Use a spoon to fully mix in the powder until completely dissolved.

TWOTHREETHREE: Check the temperatures of both containers. Each should be about 140-150° F. Once they are at the correct temperature, pour the oils and wax into the 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.

FOURFIVEFOUR: Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130° F. Add the honeyquat and use the stick blender to pulse for about 60 seconds to fully mix in.

FIVE: Because the Lavender Absolute 50% is thick, it must not be added until the mixture has cooled and thickened. If added to a hot, thin lotion, it may separate out. Check the temperature of the mixture. Once it is 130° F or below, add the Lavender Absolute 50% and stick blend for several minutes. It will turn the lotion a very faint green color. Once mixed in, add the Optiphen and continue to stick blend for about 1-2 minutes more.

SIXSEVENSIX: 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!
NOTE: If the Lavender Absolute 50% begins to separate after being poured into the bottles, don’t fret. Pour the lotion back into bowl, and stick blend the lotion for several more minutes. If it’s too thick to blend, place the mixture into the microwave and heat using 15-second bursts until it has slightly thinned. 

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