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Cool as a Cucumber Lotion

Finished Cool as a Cucumber Lotion

Finished Cool as a Cucumber Lotion

Summer time is just around the corner, and let me tell ya, I AM SO EXCITED! I love the warm weather and good times that the summer brings. So with that I came up with a nice, cool, summer time lotion. This Cool as a Cucumber Lotion is very moisturizing and smells amazing, too. This lotion is not too thick, it goes on nicely without making the skin feel greasy. Keep reading for the recipe!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Water
Sunflower Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Cyclomethicone
Stearic Acid
Orchid Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Immersion Blender
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
154.4 grams Water
20 grams Sunflower Oil
8 grams Emulsifying Wax
6 grams Hydrovance
6 grams Cyclomethicone
2 grams Stearic Acid
2 grams Orchid Extract
1 grams Liquid Germall Plus
.5 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
5.45 oz Water
.71 oz Sunflower Oil
.28 oz Emulsifying Wax
.21 oz Hydrovance
.21 oz Cyclomethicone
.07 oz Stearic Acid
.07 oz Orchid Extract
.04 oz Liquid Germall Plus
.02 oz Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
77.2% Water
10% Sunflower Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
3% Cyclomethicone
1% Stearic Acid
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
.25% Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Weighing everything except for the water, Liquid Germall Plus, and Fragrance Oil

Weighing everything except for the water, Liquid Germall Plus, and Cucumber Fragrance Oil

After adding the water

After adding the water

After heating my mixture and adding fragrance oil and preservative

After heating my mixture and adding fragrance oil and preservative

To make this lotion, I weighed all of my ingredients except for the Liquid Germall Plus and the fragrance oil into a microwave safe container. Then microwaved it until the stearic acid was completely melted. Please make sure it really is all the way melted! I’ve made that mistake before and it is not a fun one. Once everything is heated it is best to stir it using an immersion blender. Stir until no oil rises to the top and everything looks fully mixed. The lotion must cool to under 120° F, once it is cooled you may add the preservative and the fragrance oil. Pipe your cooled lotion into the container of your choice. Label and enjoy! Please check back in tomorrow for the Cool as a Cucumber Gardener’s Hand Scrub.

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