For the next installment in the Holiday Gift Idea series, I will wow you with how easy it is to make your own lotion – from scratch! Of course, you can always purchase a pre-made lotion base and add your own fragrance. But by making your own lotion from scratch you can choose the ingredients and make it as luxurious or as economical as you like.
1.2 oz. Shea Butter
1.7 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
1 oz. Avocado Oil
1.2 oz. Emulsifying Wax
1 oz. Stearic Acid
.2 oz. Phenonip
.1 oz. Fragrance
one 16 oz. wide-mouth container
one 32 oz. wide-mouth container
Five 4 ounce bottlesstep 1 Disinfect all of your tools and containers by dunking them in 5% bleachwater solution and drying them with fresh, off the roll, paper towels.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to experiment with other oils and butters, you can design your own recipe. To create your own recipe follow these guidelines:
3-5% Stearic Acid
3-6% Emulsifing Wax
add the rest in your choice of oils and buttersTo this add
.5 – 1% Preservative