Light-weight and moisturizing, this Lavender and Aloe Lotion is great for dry facial skin. Made with skin loving ingredients such as DL-Panthenol and Sweet Almond Oil, this lotion helps skin feel soft and hydrated. It can also be used on the rest of the body to give additional moisture and smooth rough skin. If your skin is more on the oily side, you may prefer the Oil-Free Lavender Lotion Tutorial.
What You’ll Need:
16.5 oz. Distilled Water
2.7 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
1.35 oz. Rice Bran Oil
1.2 oz. BTMS-50
.2 oz. Sodium Lactate
.3 oz. Aloe Extract
.9 oz. Glycerin
.4 oz. DL Panthenol
.2 oz Otiphen
ONE: Combine the distilled water, Sodium Lactate and Glycerin in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine and then set aside.
TWO: Add DL Panthenol, and whisk until fully dissolved.
THREE: In a second container, combine the Sweet Almond Oil and Rice Bran Oil with the BTMS-50. Don’t worry about melting the BTMS-50 beforehand. Stir to combine and then set aside.
FOUR: Heat the containers with the oils and the distilled water in the microwave on 1 minute bursts until both reach between 150 – 160°F.
FIVE: When the oil and distilled water containers have reached the correct temperature and the BTMS-50 is dissolved, add the oils to the water and stir continually. 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°F.
SIX: Once the lotion is below 120°F, add the Lavender Essential Oil, Aloe Extract and Optiphen. Using the stick blender, mix for an additional 60 seconds until the mixture is fully incorporated.
SEVEN: Because this is not a very thick lotion, it is easy to pour. When the lotion drops below 110°F, pour it into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation can form inside the bottle).