Hands do a lot, way more than the face. Doing simple chores like washing the dishes dry up our hands. When the weather gets cold, it leaves our hands cracked, dry, and desperate for moisture. We take care of our faces, often neglect our pair of hands. Hands need nourishing lotions or creams to get our hands back to their softness! Try to make it the habit to apply hand lotion after washing your hands or showering can get you positive results. It is also a good idea to slather on lotion before going to sleep, so your skin stays moisturized as it goes through its evening regeneration.
So it is essential to use a natural nourishing hand lotion every day to keep your hands hydrated and soft! This homemade natural hand lotion has no added nasties, gives your hands some much-needed pampering.
How To Make Rose Infusion Hand Lotion – Key Ingredients
Herbal infusions are a simple, gentle, inexpensive, and effective way to get more herbal goodness into your beauty recipe. Rose the flower of beauty, used by centuries of women to enhance their good looks. Using rose infusion is uplifting, and especially good for sensitive or delicate skin. To make this infusion, you simply need to get the dried rosebuds and infuse in the boiling water just like making tea for 10 minutes, more information on preparing herbal infusions can be found here.
Silk peptide (Hydrolyzed Silk) is the hydrolysate of silk protein derived from cocoons. Silk is an excellent moisturizing ingredient, and its soothing properties create a very fine film over the skin and hair. This helps to create a smoother appearance and reduce trans-epidermal water loss.
Propanediol 1,3 can soften and soothe the skin, attract and retain the moisture. Together with silk peptide, it keeps the skin’s surface intact, supple, and hydrated. Propanediol increases hydration while working to reduce the signs of aging. An ideal ingredient for dry or dehydrated skin.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) has the potential to improve the appearance of the skin, including dryness, roughness, scaling, pruritus, and erythema. Furthermore, its moisturizing properties improve skin hydration by drawing water from deeper layers of the skin into the upper layers of the skin. It helps in reducing trans-epidermal water loss and maintaining skin elasticity and softness. It stimulates skin regeneration and boosts healing.
Shea butter is the perfect moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient. It has anti-inflammatory and is wonderful for skin regeneration. It smoothens the skin by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen.
Olive oil is often referred to as a “beauty secret.” Besides being an excellent skin moisturizer, it helps stimulate cell repair for firmer and smoother skin. It reduces the signs of aging, smooth skin texture, and hydrate dry skin conditions. It reduces inflammation and brings down redness, making it perfect for acne sufferers who lean more on the drier side.
Polawax provides excellent stability and is very easy to use. In lotions and creams, it functions as an all-in-one emulsifier, allows for stable emulsions without the need for a co-emulsifier or stabilizer. It also contributes some thickening. The emulsion form using Polawax is usually beautifully smooth and shiny.
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.
Helichrysum Essential Oil encourages the regeneration of the skin. With rejuvenating and restorative properties, Helichrysum essential oil has many uses, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and providing a soothing sensation for the skin. Often used in anti-aging products, Helichrysum oil is best known for the endless applications it holds for improving the skin.
Rose Vitamin B5 Hand Lotion
- 50 mL
- 28.75 g Distilled water | 57.5%
- 7.5 g Rose Infusion | 15%
- 0.5 g Hydrolyzed Silk | 1%
- 1.5 g Propanediol 1,3 | 3%
- 1.75 g Panthenol | 3.5%
Cool Down Phase
- 0.5 g vitamin E | 1%
- 0.25 g lavender essential oil | 0.5%
- 0.25 g helichrysum essential oil | 0.5%
- 0.5 g Preservatives | 1%
PH Modifier (if needed)
- 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 an 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 warning alert if any of the category ingredients are out of recommended range to make sure the ratios between the ingredients are as desired.
- You may replace with any herb infusion you want to or just use more distilled water.
- You can replace olive oil with other carrier oils.
- Glycerin, propanediol 1,3, and panthenol (vitamin B5) are humectants. You can try with a different humectant, like sodium lactate, allantoin or urea.
- You can try a different hydrolyzed protein (oat, rice, quinoa, etc.) in place of silk.
- You could use a different emulsifier and make sure it is oil-in-water emulsifier as Polawax is a very stable emulsifier, so you don’t need any co-emulsifier. If you use a different emulsifier, you may need to add a co-emulsifier like cetyl alcohol or cetearyl alcohol.
- You can always exclude or use a different essential oil blend as you wish.