Lavandin Body Lotion
|Just as my impending exams attempted to steamroller right over me, I found myself in great need of a small moment of personal time. I mean, really what girl should do without some soothing and much-needed pampering? Especially considering I had to do without my traditional holiday break this year. I am living in China at the moment. My time off didn’t come until after the new year.
As I reached around attempting to collect things for a much needed personal moment, I found I had a scant tablespoon of lotion left. Me! Of all people! How does such a tragedy happen? I knew I immediately needed to make some lotion. Unfortunately that meant my spa moment was put off. Come join me as we rectify my bare vanity table!
First, I want to have Shea Butter in this formulation. Shea Butter is exquisite! I will admit, I am a personal fan and it is one fixed oil I always have in my cupboard. Shea Butter always seems to go the extra mile and it’s a wonderful ingredient to put on any label. It is one everyone recognizes and has given a value.
I also wanted to use wheat proteins. While this additive may have an initial funky smell to it, I find it is worth it! Wheat protein is a luxurious ingredient. It adds a smooth tactile property that I have found fairly unrivaled in many other ingredients. I mean wouldn’t you want to give any lotion a little something extra to make your skin feel good? I know I do!
I also chose to add olive oil to my formulation. You’re probably wondering why olive oil? Well, I chose olive oil because how easily accessible it is to most people. Most of us can pick it up at our local grocery store and/or have it in our kitchen. How simple is that?
The last ingredient I wanted to talk with you about is Rice Bran. Rice Bran is a personal and staff favorite for massage oils. It is also awesome in lotions! I will admit this is an under-used and easily dismissed oil. Well, no longer! Try some Rice Bran in your next formulation!
Weigh everything except the Lavandin Essential Oil and Liquid Germall Plus. Heat everything gently until melted. Mix well until emulsified. Allow the lotion to cool. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and Lavandin Essential Oil and color if desired. Package and enjoy!