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Lotion Recipes

Lotion Recipes

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Scented Body Lotion
y
 
4 oz. of petroleum jelly
y
 
20
oz. of unscented skin cream or lotion containing vitamin E
y
 
16
oz. of unscented baby lotion
y
 
1/
2
cup of distilled water 
y
 
Essential oils or fragrances
y
 
B
owl
y
 
Wh
isk 
y
 
Empty bottlesMix toget
h
er petroleum jelly and water in a small bowl. Since t
h
e petroleum jelly isdenser and t
h
icker, you¶ll want to t
h
in it out a little before trying to mix toget
h
er t
h
e ot
h
er ingredients. T
h
e water 
h
elps t
h
in it down and make it mix easier wit
h
t
h
e ot
h
er items.You may want to reserve some of t
h
e water for later, in case you need to t
h
in t
h
e mixtureout.Add t
h
e skin lotion and baby lotion into t
h
e bowl and beat t
h
e mixture until wellcombined. It s
h
ould look like lotion wit
h
out any streaks from t
h
e ot
h
er ingredients.Everyt
h
ing s
h
ould look slig
h
tly fluffy from t
h
e beating motion.Turn t
h
e unscented lotion into a scented lotion by adding
1
0
drops of your favoriteessential oil or fragrance. Test t
h
e strengt
h
by rubbing a small amount on your skin andin
h
aling. You may want to add even more oil or fragrance depending on your personal preference.Transfer t
h
e contents of t
h
e bowl into your empty bottles. You mig
h
t want to write on t
h
efront w
h
at¶s inside so you don¶t forget. If you plan on creating several versions, yous
h
ould write on t
h
e front of t
h
e bottle t
h
e scent and w
h
en it was created.Store your bottles in t
h
e refrigerator and use w
h
en needed. You can keep t
h
is anyw
h
erein your 
h
ome, but storing it in t
h
e refrigerator will prolong its s
h
elf life.
 
Rum
and Waln
u
t Body Lotion
y
 
2
egg yolks
y
 
½
cup
h
alf and
h
alf 
y
 
1
tbsp. dark rum
y
 
¼
cup walnut oil
y
 
W
ide-mout
h
glass jar wit
h
tig
h
t-fitting lidCombine t
h
e egg yolks, cream and dark rum in a blender.
B
lend t
h
e ingredients on
h
ig
h
 speed for 3
0
seconds or until t
h
e mixture is t
h
oroug
h
ly combined and smoot
h
.Reduce t
h
e blender speed to low, and add t
h
e oil slowly wit
h
t
h
e motor running. Let t
h
e blender continue to run for 
15
seconds until all ingredients are completely combined.Transfer t
h
e mixture to a wide-mout
h
ed glass jar wit
h
a tig
h
t fitting lid.
Tips & Warnings
y
 
To use, rub t
h
e lotion onto dry, damaged skin in a gentle circular motion. Do not wipe off excess moisture; let t
h
e skin absorb it naturally.
y
 
Store rum and walnut body lotion in t
h
e refrigerator between uses for up to two weeksfrom t
h
e day it is made.
Body Lotion Bars
I
nstructionsThings You'll Need:
y
 
Double boiler (or a pot and
h
eat-proof measuring cup)
y
 
Coconut oil
y
 
B
eeswax
y
 
Sweet almond oil
y
 
S
h
ea or cocoa butter (optional)
y
 
Essential oil
y
 
Soap moldFill t
h
e bottom
h
alf of your double boiler wit
h
water or put about an inc
h
of water in aregular pot. Heat t
h
e water and allow it to simmer.Put equal parts coconut oil, beeswax and sweet almond oil into t
h
e top section of t
h
edouble boiler or 
h
eat-proof glass measuring cup. Add
1/
4 part S
h
ea or cocoa butter if desired.
 
Put t
h
e top section of t
h
e double boiler in place. If using a measuring cup, slowly lower itinto t
h
e simmering water.Stir t
h
e mixture gently until it is completely melted. Remove from
h
eat, but continuestirring for several minutes until it cools slig
h
tly.Add one teaspoon of your favorite essential oil. Sandalwood, rose and lavender oils allmake excellent additions to lotion bars. Continue stirring to ensure t
h
at t
h
e essential oil isevenly distributed.Pour t
h
e
h
eated mixture into a mold. You can buy pre-made molds from soap makingsuppliers. If you don't want to purc
h
asea mold, just take a look around your kitc
h
en.
B
rownie pans, muffin tins and candy molds all work for soap and lotion bar making.Silicone molds work best since you can easily pop t
h
e bars out w
h
en t
h
ey're done. If using a brownie pan, you will
h
ave to cut t
h
e bars into pieces once it
h
as cooled.Allow t
h
e lotion bars to cool completely before removing it from t
h
e pan. You can put itin your refrigerator to speed up t
h
e process. Once t
h
e bar 
h
as cooled, wrap it in plasticwrap until you are ready to enjoy.
Body B
u
tter
Mix
2
oz. eac
h
of cocoa butter and s
h
ea butter wit
h
 
1
oz. eac
h
of olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and beeswax, along wit
h
a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil.Melt t
h
e ingredients--preferably in a double boiler or in a microwave. C
h
eck t
h
e mixture periodically to be sure you don't overdo it. It s
h
ouldn't take too long.Mix all ingredients w
h
ile t
h
ey cool using a
h
and mixer until t
h
ey are well-blended. Peakswill form in t
h
e mixture w
h
en it is ready.Scoop t
h
e body butter into a container for safekeeping once t
h
e mixture
h
as t
h
oroug
h
lycooled. Or, fill several decorative jars to set aside as gifts.
Cocon
u
R
ose Body Whip
I
nstructions
Things You'll Need:
y
 
Large heat proof container
y
 
Sm
all saucepan
y
 
1
tsp. cocoa butter
y
 
1
tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

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