Classic Lotion Recipe
Nourish your skin at home with ingredients found in your kitchen. Find my how to video on my Instagram @HairbyHelzer
OIL PART: 1 cup oil
Herb infused oil is great but you can use pretty much any kind of oil you like. Olive oil is okay, but I prefer a nice grape seed oil, jojoba oil or MCT oil.
1 TSP Shea butter or Cocoa Butter
½ oz of Beeswax
WATER PART: ½ cup Aloe Vera Gel or Juice (the inner fillet)
½ cup Hydrosol
Hydrosols are amazing herbal waters with healing properties and mild fragrances. Some of my favorites are Rose Hydrosol, Rose Geranium Hydrosol, and Orange Blossom Hydrosol.
Melt down oil parts together in a double boiler under very low heat, stir often until combined and all liquefied. Turn off the heat.
Let the Oil mixture cool until the finger test comes back warmer than your skin, but before the wax starts to harden.
While Oil cools, Add water parts together. Blend together on a low whip setting to combine.
With the Blender still on low or “whip”, keep the lid of the blender on to prevent splashin but remove the small top cap. Add the oil mix to the water very slowly in a steady drizzle. While blending, every so often, take the top completely off to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Add the oil until completely combined.
At this point if you want to add essential oils just add 3-5 drops. A little goes a long way.
Now hope for the best, a harmonious blend of oil and water. If the water and oil are the right temperature and the whip is just right and the oil stream is steady you will create a luscious cream.
Bottle your creation and store in a cool dark place. This lotion can keep for up to a month in the fridge.