Thanks Gya Labs for sending me their 2 top selling oils: Lavender Essential Oil and Vanilla Oleoresin Oil. This post is NOT a sponsorship post but I love working with nature lovers and try out natural ingredients to incorporate in my DIY beauty!
It is always best to apply moisturizer on damp skin. By doing so, you can lock in the moisture especially if that product contains hydrophobic, occlusive ingredients. And yes, for this formula I have included occlusive ingredients which are Shea Butter and Beeswax. By using these, you will create an occlusive layer on the skin making it feels more moisturized.
Unrefined shea butter is wonderful for skin regeneration and smoothens your skin. It is the perfect moisturizing and anti-aging option, acts as a humectant, bringing moisture from the air to the skin, making it useful during the cold, dry winter months. And with combination of Beeswax, thus help in trapping moisture. Beeswax acts as a fantastic humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin.
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Helichrysum Hydrosol is uplifting, has a gentle floral aroma that is earthy and herbaceous. Helichrysum has been known to promote the healing of skin conditions and injuries, making this hydrosol an excellent choice to heal scar tissue, treating cuts, wounds, bruises, sore muscles, insect bites, rashes, and more.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) has the potential to improve the appearance of the skin, including dryness, roughness, scaling, pruritus, and erythema. Further, its moisturizing properties improve skin hydration by drawing water from deeper layers of the skin into the upper layers of the skin. It has in reducing trans-epidermal water loss and maintaining skin elasticity and softness. It stimulates skin regeneration and boosts healing.
Olivem1000 is a complete plant-derived emulsifying wax and suitable for all types of skin. It is a PEG-free, a naturally derived oil-in-water emulsifier. It is compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic and active ingredients, which will create a lovely, creamy mixture with good absorption ability.
Sunflower oil contains vitamins E, A and D as well as several different minerals. Sunflower oil is a light, moisturizing oil that is effective in massage blends or as the base for light creams. Most skin types respond well to sunflower oil as it helps keep your skin balanced and moisturized
Camellia Oil contains Vitamins A and B and is similar in its functionality to jojoba oil – it penetrates quite rapidly into the skin. The oil is moisturizing and contains antioxidants which mean that it is useful in anti-aging formulations where it can help fight against free radicals.
Rose flower extract has emollient, cooling, and tonic properties. Roses are incredibly versatile, and they are undoubtedly beauty’s magic potion. Rose is full of benefits for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Full of antioxidants and vitamins, can slow the aging process, soothe irritated skin, and add a beautiful glow to the healthy skin. For this formula, it is also used as an aromatic ingredient. Though it is water-soluble, to avoid potential loss of effectiveness due to heat processing, it is added at cool down phase rather water phase.
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Received these 2 lovely oils (Lavender & Vanilla) from Gya Labs got me really excited to want to work on a new body lotion, especially its Vanilla oil has this alluringly creamy aroma, making the body lotion smell so sinfully good!
Gya Labs is a team of passionate biochemists, researchers, perfumists, aromatherapists, designers and nature lovers, driven by a green conscience. They believe and work with natural ingredients with strong beliefs in the therapeutic benefits that nature offers. They are committed to deliver amazing health and beauty products for daily lifestyles.
Lavender Essential Oil is very safe to use, versatile and gentle. It calms and soothes the skin, suitable for all type of skins. It balances oil production, and stimulates circulation to the skin.
Vanilla Oleoresin Oil is not technically an essential oil, it is a semi-solid resin that is extracted from vanilla beans with the use of a solvent. Rich in antioxidants, Vanilla prevents and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals. It helps to slow down signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
- 48.5 g Distilled water | 48.5%
- 15 g Helichrysum Hydrosol | 15%
- 5 g glycerin | 5%
- 2.8 g Panthenol | 2.8%
- 0.3 g Xanthan Gum | 0.3%
- 0.2 g Disodium EDTA | 0.2%
- 9.2 g Sunflower Oil | 9.2%
- 5.5 g Olivem1000 | 5.5%
- 5 g Camellia oil | 5%
- 3 g Raw Shea Butter | 3%
- 1 g beeswax | 1%
Cool Down Phase
- Weigh and place all oil phase ingredients into a heat resistant beaker.
- In another beaker, weigh and place all water phase ingredients
- Prepare a water bath by bringing about 3cm/1″ of water to a bare simmer over low to medium-low heat in a saucepan.
- Heat the two beakers in a bain-marie (70-75 ° C) until the oil phase is completely melted and the water phase is thoroughly dissolved.
- Remove the water bath from the heat
- Pour the water phase into the oil phase
- For a small batch like this, use an electric mini whisk to stir continuously for about 5 minutes. If you don’t have a smaller high-speed mixer, you can try making a 100g batch instead of 50g, so you have enough product for your immersion blender like this one to work with
- Cool down ingredients are typically present at very low amounts you’ll need to use an accurate scale—preferably one accurate to 0.01g. Prepare all the cool down phase ingredients into another small beaker
- Allow the cream to cool. When the mix is under 40C, add cool down phase ingredients and mix well after each addition using a flexible silicone spatula
- Check that the pH using a pH strip or pH meter, check that the cream has a pH range that is compatible with your chosen preservative. This range is generally indicated by the supplier of the preservative. If your pH isn’t in a suitable range, you can lower it by adding lactic or citric acid or raise it by adding sodium hydroxide or sodium bicarbonate.
- Finally, blend in the preservative
- Once the lotion is cooled, transfer the lotion into the squeeze tube using a syringe.
- Because this cream contains water, you MUST include a broad-spectrum preservative to ward off microbial growth. In the event you notice any change in colour, scent, or texture, chuck it out and make a fresh batch.
- A formula should be written in the percentage of ingredients as well as grams. Our popular formulation calculator can be used to convert from percentages to weight easily. It also gives you a warning alert if any of the category ingredients are out of the recommended range to make sure the ratios between the ingredients are as desired.
- You may replace helichrysum hydrosol with any hydrosol you want or use more distilled water.
- You can replace sunflower oil and camellia oil with other carrier oils.
- Glycerin and panthenol (vitamin B5) are humectants. You can try with a different humectant, like sodium lactate, allantoin, or urea.
- You could use a different emulsifier and make sure it is an oil-in-water emulsifier.
- You can always exclude or use a different essential oil blend as you wish.
- You use other plant extracts or use more distilled water.