Sunshine Lotion Tutorial
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Serves: Three 8 oz. bottles
  • Three 8 oz. Bottles with White Disk Caps
  • 18 oz. Distilled Water
  • 0.7 oz. Argan Oil
  • 2.4 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1.4 oz. Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.5 oz. Glycerin
  • 0.5 oz. Stearic Acid
  • 0.5 oz. Oat Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen (preservative)
  • 12 mL Canary LabColor
  • 3 mL Sunflower Fragrance Oil
  • 2 mL Southern Peach Fragrance Oil
  • Droppers
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 as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible. To be safe, bleach water all your utensils.
  1. In a heat safe container, combine the sweet almond oil, argan oil, emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted and the mixture is about 160° F. Set aside.
  2. In a separate container, add the distilled water and glycerin. Heat to 160° F.
  3. Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be between 150 – 160° F. Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be between 150 – 160° F. Once they are at the correct temperatures, pour the water into the oils and begin pulsing the stick blender. 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 blend until the lotion drops to about 140° F.
  4. Add the diluted Canary LabColor and stick blend it in thoroughly. Be sure to dilute your LabColor before use! Learn how to dilute LabColors here.
  5. Add the Sunflower Fragrance Oil and Southern Peach Fragrance Oils. Stick blend to combine.
  6. Once the lotion is below 120°F, add the oat extract and Optiphen. Using the stick blender, mix for an additional 60-90 seconds until the mixture is fully incorporated.
  7. Carefully pour it into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation can form inside the bottle). Once completely cooled, place the caps on the bottles and enjoy!
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