I’ve never heated everything together at the same time, but I’ll be trying that too. Hey Mimi, It might. While this cosmetic oil is not a preservative that protects against germs, the oil will prevent other cosmetic oils from oxidizing.

For example: Use shea butter? It may separate, but it won’t ruin the lotion. As far as body butter, you don’t need a preservative since water isn’t used in recipes. Of course, the original recipe had me using paraffin wax and mineral oil. Hi Savannah, I don’t know if Kristin has personally tried this, but I’ve heard of others adding a bit of powdered foundation (here’s Kristin’s recipe: https://livesimply.me/2013/06/27/homemade-foundation-powder/) to create a tinted lotion. I tried it using olive oil (refined so it wasn’t super yellow and wouldn’t yellow my sheets) and Shea butter. Hey Erica, Two keys: the beeswax and the mixing technique. Glad you’re enjoying the moisturizer. = Essential Oil; F.O. Be careful as this can bubble and come to the top. In another container, heat the water to boiling. Hate to be the annoying vegan here. Also, you can use our Natural Soy Body Butter to create some wonderful homemade cosmetic recipes. I thought it might to too runny. Your options are Sodium Hydroxide – (NaOH) used for making bar soaps. Kristen, When I first started making soap, people asked me about natural skin care. This cosmetic ingredient is clear, odorless, and draws moisture to the skin. 2/ Very slowly add the liquid hydrosol or distilled water. I add more than just the lavender essential oil as well. The total oil amount will tell you how big your soap batch is (16 ounces= a 1 lb batch). She taught Matt and Betsy how to make soap so they decided to bring her on as a staff writer!

You can’t even see the grease when you first put it on. I made the lotion, and used our beeswax from our hives..we leave the honey for the bees-but we had a swarm and they up and left us all their honey and plenty of wax! Also, the Optiphen has a usage rate of 0.75 to 1.5%. I just made this lotion and it is fantastic.

You may have to tweak the recipe since all waxes are different – some harder, some softer. So, you can create some nourishing cosmetic recipes with a luscious, creamy feeling that is simply irresistible! So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for making body butter. So I started adding vegetable glycerin to the water portion. Your email address will not be published. Items that you can add in small amounts are butters, like mango butter, shea butter or cocoa butter. Fragrance Oils, Essential Oils, Lip Balm Oils. see it.

By using this site, you are agreeing to the site’s terms of use. I wonder if the warm air from the shower running would help loosen up the thick lotion? Thank you so much!! Your options are grams, ounces, or pounds. For shelf life, my favorite is body butter, because it will last months (6 months +).

This mixture needs to be kept very hot as well. Nail polish with formaldehyde. This ensures that the Optiphen doesn’t burn off at a high temperature but the lotion is still warm enough to incorporate without separating.
Type in your liquid of choice. So, you can add a small amount of Vitamin E Oil to your lotion to reduce potential discoloration and rancidity. Humans have been creating natural moisturizing recipes to care for their skin for thousands of years. I’ll have to try a few combinations and let you know what works best. Thank you again for sharing your recipes. Kate.
I love that the emulsifier is simply beeswax and it doesn’t use any more refined emulsifiers like glycerin, glyceryl stearate etc!

1. It looks like lotion! I would also gently massage the scar (using mainly pressing & gentle pinching) it keeps blood & oxygen flowing in the area, which makes it heal faster and also keep scar tissue from forming. Note: The finished soap will not be a solid get. Is there any way to correct this. Listed at the bottom of the columns you will see total amount of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or potassium hydroxide (KOH) to get 0% excess fat. have you ever tried to make your own mango butter?