Creamy Chai Lotion
|Today I wanted to continue with the spice theme. I decided to make a lotion today. This is a light to medium weight lotion. Perfect for any vanity or office desk! It is your choice. The great thing is that this formulation can be so versatile. Quick! Let’s head to the kitchen to make some lotion!
Instead of using one of the most common thickening agents, Stearic Acid, I decided to use Carnauba Wax. It has twice the stiffening power compared to Beeswax and is very similar to stearic acid in thickening. It is also a plant wax, meaning it is vegan friendly! Isn’t that wonderful? Before you ask, our Stearic Acid is plant derived as well. 😉
I also used Hydrogenated Soybean Oil in this formulation. Hydrogenated Soybean Oil adds a smooth creamy feeling to the lotion. I find it also helps with glide. It makes it easier and smoother to apply the lotion.
I chose my favorite humectant to add moisture to this formulation. My favorite humectant is Hydrovance! I love it because it has longer moisturizing properties, it is light and it does not leave a residue. Can a humectant get any more perfect? I don’t know. It will have to go far to beat Hydrovance in my book!
I also decided to add two luxury oils to this lotion. The first oil is Shea Butter. It is smooth, creamy and almost buttery. It melts one the skin and makes a wonderful addition to massage butters and lip balms. If you like Shea Butter in these products, try it in lotions. You will be astounded!
The second luxury oil I added to the formulation was Argan Oil. This is perfect for lotions because it is a light oil which it doesn’t leave much residue. It is also excellent at penetrating the skin to create a better barrier giving you softer, smoother skin. Wow! Are you ready to make lotion now?
Weigh all ingredients except the Liquid Germall Plus and Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling. Enjoy!