DIY LOTIONS, CREAMS & SERUMS
Soothing Goatsmilk Lotion
Learn to make a milk lotion without it curdling. Closly follow the directions as they differ slightly than lotion without mik.
Equipment required: stove top or hot plate, stick blender, stainless steel cookware 2 liter or 1/2 gallon in size (tall is prefered), scale as this a weight based formula also using measuring spoons
10.2 oz water
10.2 oz goat milk (or reconstituted goats milk from powder
1.2 oz emulsifying wax
3.7 oz oils (use any assortment of oils you like, as long as the total weight is 3.7 oz)
1.2 oz shea butter (can be substituted with mango, illipe or any butter)
2 tsp of gluconolactone & sdium benzoate powder
1. Heat oils and butters until melted. Add emulsifying wax and heat until melted. Never let boil.
2. Combine milk and water and heat to 80-100 F degrees. Add your choice of preservative. I prefer a more natural called, Gluconolactone & sodium benzoate. It is Ecocert and used in many certified organic formulations on the market. Mix with your stick blender for 1 minute.
3. Combine heated oil, butters, wax with heated milk and water mixture.
4. Mix with a stick blender until mixture thickens, 2-5 minutes.
Basic Lotion with silky feel without using silicones, makes approx 1 cup of lotion
This lotion has very good feel and soaks in easily. It can even be used as a massage lotion since it provides the slip necessary as it soaks in.
56 g Apricot kernel oil (or any other liquid oil of your choice)
4 g Optiphen (preservative)
1 g Baobab protein (nonsilicone with silicone effects)
24 g Emulsifying wax
Scent - optional 10 to 15 drops
200 ml Distilled water
Combine the apricot kernal oil and the emulsifying wax and heat until melted. Heat your water phase until it comes to just a boil. The water phase should be warmed to around 110 to 120 F before starting the lotion. Add the oil phase to the water phase slowly while processing using a stick blender. Blend for several minutes. Add fragrance and optiphen and blend well. A stick blender is required to ensure that a good emulsion is made. Hand blending does not provide enough mixing to ensure that the emulsion will not separate.
Pour into bottles while warm. The lotion will thicken as it cools. Allow 72 hours for the lotion to thicken completely.
Chiffon Body Souffle
All measures by weight, except if otherwise noted.
1 oz. aloe butter
3 oz. shea butter
2 oz. rosehip seed oil
2 oz. hemp seed oil
1/2 to 1 tablespoon glycerin
1/2 teaspoon meadowfoam oil
1/2 to 1 1/2 oz. Arrowroot Powder (optional)
Scent of your choice blend: 10 drops
Melt aloe and shea butter over low heat in a stainless steel pot. Once liquid, remove from heat and stir in fixed oils. Cool in the freezer til white "crust" begins to form along sides of the pot (from fats hardening) and the butter become semi-opaque. Remove from freezer and begin beating with an electric mixer, preferably one that is outfitted with whisks. Beaters work OK. Once the mix becomes aerated and fluffy, drizzle in the glycerin while mixing on low speed. Once all the glycerin is in, whip again. Feel the consistency and decide if you want this product to have a less greasy feel. If you do, add in the arrowroot powder by sprinkling atop the butter mix, and whip again til all is incorporated.
This product will not become hard in 24 hours. It should remain fluid and creamy if mixed properly. Spoon into sterile jars. This product is not pumpable.
- Try interchanging butters for your own specially soothing and replenishing formula.
- The longer you beat/whip, the better off you are, generally
- Whisks work better than beaters
- Heat the butters only; add the oil and glycerin afterward
- Freeze a second or third time to increase lightness and creaminess;
do not over freeze. Beat after each freezing.
Try this simple cocoa butter lotion recipe from our May 2011 newsletter
1/3 cup cocoa butter (moisturizing)
1/3 cup of infused calendula in rice bran oil (soothing)
1.5 TB emulsifying wax (thickener)
1 TB glycerin (humectant and helps preserve as well)
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp Panthenol (for skin conditioning)
1 tsp of optiphen (preservative)
Melt your oil phase on medium heat until just melted. Do not overheat.
Heat the water to just before boiling and add the glycerine and panthenol.
With your mixer on, combine your melted oil phase into your heated water phase and mix for 30 seconds.
Let it rest but not for more than 1 or 2 minutes.
Continue to mix until the mixture has thickened.
Add your preservative and not more than 1/8 teaspoon of your scent.
Bottle and enjoy!
No heat moisturizer (serum)100 ml
Put your water phase into clean 1 cup container and blend with a whisk or stick blender until combined.
Add your oil/starch phase into a separate clean container and blend then combine into the water phase and blend.
Jar & label it and enjoy!
Version of Stephenson formulas