Recipe makes 10 oz of lotion.
Read through entire recipe to know what you need to do, it all goes pretty fast, so get out all your ingredients ready and in place before you start. Also, if you haven’t already, take a look at: how to set up for making your own Salicylate free Products.
This is a light enough lotion to use on your face also! Just use the Ricebran oil instead of the Soybean oil, for the SPF, and use some nicer oils in it, I talk about this in the TIPS at the bottom 🙂
in a medium size pot, pour in and heat till boils: (Total of 7.1 oz)
7 oz Distilled water (trust me on this, distilled helps to keep mold from growing, don’t use tap or filtered)
.1 oz Vegetable Glycerin (optional)
In a glass pyrex container sitting in a water bath in pot: (total of 3 oz)
2.4 oz Ricebran oil (has some SPF and a little more pricey) OR use Soybean Oil, cheap and easy to find! You can get it at your local grocery store as a Vegetable Oil, just look in the ingredients, many of them are only Soybean oil 🙂
.2 oz emu oil (if you have it, or add .2 oz more to the Ricebran oil)
.1 oz Vit E oil. (I started off using little gel caps that I poked a hole in a squeezed out the oil, or you can buy just the oil with a dropper, make sure the carrier oil is one of the C.R.O.W.S. oils)
.7 oz E-Wax (non-negotiable, will NOT work without this, trust me, I tried many other things!)
Just heat above till Ewax melts and comes to a temp of 110-120
OK, now the somewhat tricky part:
You need to get your oils and your water to approx the same temp, around 110-120. Use thermometers in pot and in pyrex container.
You can place either of them in cold water to cool quicker, but be careful, once it starts to cool in water it goes really fast, you will need to stand and watch it. Should only take a few minutes.
Once you have them around those temps, pour your oils in your water, using a spatula to scrape it all in.
NOW, you add your preservatives and Fragrance (optional) If you have them, use either: (total .3 oz)
OR use: .3 oz Optiphen Plus Preservative or some such preservative you can find.
Fragrance: Use ONE to two DROPS per cup of lotion. You really don’t need much! If you like really strong lotion, like perfume, put another drop per cup 🙂 Click here for: About Fragrance and Salicylates FAQ.
Using a metal spoon or spatula, stir constantly till cools and thickens, you can use your stick blender here to speed things up. 🙂 Be careful, if it’s your first time using a stick blender, you can REALLY make a mess! haha! believe me, I made SO many HUGE messes with that stick blender 😛
Place a large towel under and around your pot when using the stick blender, it will seriously save on clean up 😀
When cool, scoop into jars, and let sit for 8 hours-ish till completely room temp. If you cap it before it’s come to room temp, the condensation on top of the lotion will cause mold to grow. If this happens, just stir it or shake it at least everyday, or use the Optiphen Preservative 🙂
I tried making lotions without preservative, and I am telling you, with these ingredients, you will have mold growing on your lotion within 3 days. TO make homemade lotion without preservative, you need to add some extracts and oils that we can not have on the Guaifenesin Protocol, sorry!
Click the links for info on each ingredient or here for the whole List of Ingredients with links
I’ve tried to make this recipe simple. But you CAN change and/or add some things! You can make the oil part ALL Ricebran or Soybean oil, and you can add things like Emu oil, Lanolin Oil, Wheat Germ oil, Oat protein (add oat protein to the water portion).
If you are going to make changes to this recipe, you will need to make sure that the amount of oil always stays the same, no matter what KIND of oils you choose, and you will need to do the same with the waters and the preservatives 🙂 Vit E will make your lotion very sticky if you use too much, so be aware of that.
If you want to make this into a FACE CREAM, use Ricebran oil as your base, (don’t use soybean oil) use some Lanolin Oil or Wheatgerm oil in the place of some Ricebran oil, cut out the beeswax, and totally use the Emu and Vit E oils as per the recipe! You can also find some Vit B5 liquid that is great for smoothing the skin 🙂
You can ALSO use this for making SUNSCREEN!
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