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!
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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.