The tutorials and promotions continue today with this light and fresh Rose Water Lotion. This a simple lotion recipe that is great for beginner lotion makers. We didn’t add any additional color or fragrance to it so the natural aroma of the rose water can really shine. This recipe also features Chamomile Extract, which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and ability to soothe irritated skin.
What You’ll Need:
11.7 oz. distilled water
4.8 oz. Rose Water
2.7 oz. Sunflower Oil
1.2 oz. Apricot Kernel Oil
1.2 oz. BTMS-50
.2 oz. Sodium Lactate
.3 oz. Chamomile Extract
.9 oz. Glycerin
.4 oz. DL Panthenol
.2 oz Otiphen
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EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your lotion. Your products must be absolutely 100% free of germs, bacteria, microbes or anything so be safe and bleach water all your utensils.
ONE: Combine the distilled water, Sodium Lactate and Glycerin in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine and then set aside.
TWO: In a second container, combine the Sunflower and Apricot Kernel Oils with the BTMS-50. Don’t worry about melting the BTMS-50 beforehand. Stir to combine and then set aside.
THREE: In a third container, combine the Rose Water, Chamomile Extract, DL-Panthenol and Optiphen. The oils and water won’t mix together in this stage, so don’t worry when they don’t combine. Set aside.
Each “phase” should be in its own container at this point.
FOUR: Heat the first and second containers with the oils and the distilled water in the microwave on 1 minute bursts until both reach between 150 – 160°F. Do NOT microwave the container with the Rose Water and Optiphen.
FIVE: When the oil and distilled water containers have reached the correct temperate, add the oils to the water and stir continually.
SIX: Once everything is combined, blend the mixture for 60 – 90 seconds, making sure the oil and water phases are fully emulsified. Be careful to “burp” your stick blender by tamping it on the bottom of the container to release bubbles — you don’t want bubbles trapped in your lotion! Continue to mix until the lotion drops below 120 degrees F.
SEVEN: When the mixture is 120°F or below, add the rose water & preservative mixture.
EIGHT: Break out the stick blender again and mix for another 60 – 90 seconds. This isn’t a very thick lotion, and at this point it will be slightly thicker than water.
NINE: When the lotion drops below 110 degrees F, pour it into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation can form inside the bottle).
Your rose water lotion is ready to use!