Orchid Lotion DIY
Recipe type: Lotion
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Serves: 20 oz.
This lotion feels thick and luxurious on the skin.
  • 15 oz. Distilled Water (75%)
  • 2 oz. Jojoba Oil (10%)
  • 1 oz. Orchid Extract (5%)
  • 1.2 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax (6%)
  • 0.4 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier (2%)
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen (1%)
  • 0.2 oz. Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil (1%)
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, add 15 ounces of distilled water. Heat in the microwave on 1 minute bursts until the water is about 160-180° F.
  2. In a separate heat-safe container, combine 2 ounces of jojoba oil, 1 ounce of orchid extract, 1.2 ounces of Polawax Emulsifying Wax, and 0.4 ounces of BTMS-50. Heat the mixture in the microwave on 30-60 second bursts until the waxes are fully melted and the mixture is about 160-180° F.
  3. Check the temperature of both containers. Each one should be about 160° F. When they’re ready, tap your stick blender on the bottom of the bowl to release bubbles. Pour the oils and wax into the water and begin pulsing the stick blender. Blend the mixture for 60-90 seconds, making sure the oil and water phases are fully emulsified.
  4. Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130-140° F. Add 0.2 ounces of Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil and 0.2 ounces of Optiphen. Stick blend for another 60-90 seconds to fully combine.
  5. Carefully pour the lotion into the containers. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap to prevent condensation. Once completely cooled, place the caps on the bottles and enjoy.
Recipe by Soap Queen at https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/orchid-lotion-diy/