Have you read the ingredients on your favorite bottle of lotion lately??? There are numerous crazy ingredients in most store bought products (find your lotion on the Cosmetic Safety Database). I have been trying to make the perfect rich moisturizing lotion for a few months now and have finally made a wonderfully simple lotion that I love. Just a tiny bit of this creamy formula will make your skin sooo soft. The recipe came from Wabi Sabi Baby Blog. Her instructions are very clear and helpful. I quartered her recipe as follows:
- 1.125 ounces of coconut oil
- .375 ounces emulsifying wax
- 3 1/2 ounces of boiling water
- 2 ounces of glycerine
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
In a double boiler (as used to make my chapstick), melt the coconut oil and emulsifying wax. Boil water. Pour the water into a jar and add glycerin. Put the lid on and shake. Slowly pour in the hot oil/wax mixture and shake again. Add essential oil and shake. Allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes and shake to mix. Now pour into your lotion container, a pump container or small glass jars work well. As it cools, you may want to shake a few more times.
In my quest to make the luscious lotion, I have learned that you must weigh the ingredients with a precise scale to make the recipe turn out properly. I purchased a pocket scale that is perfect for small batches. To make larger batches, I would need a larger scale.