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Making a Body Lotion from Jerilyn's Cupboard

Can you believe that I’ve finished a whole week filled with Cupboard Challenge recipes? We will finish Jerilyn’s cupboard by making the light summertime body lotion that was requested. As a review, here are the ingredients in her cupboard.

As Jerilyn has quite the collection of ingredients, I reviewed other light lotion recipes I had and simply modified/meshed those recipes together. This recipe is a simple light lotion that feels great after a day of playing in the sun. Want to play in the blog kitchen before frolicking in the sun this weekend? Come and join me!

Collect needed items:

Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Fixed oil
Aloe Butter
Jojoba Oil Fixed oil
Germaben ll
Red Grape & Blueberry Fragrance Oil
Mixing Container (Microwave Safe)
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for finished product (I used the 1 oz Jar Set.)

Recipe Total in the Final Product:

Recipe in ounces:
12.8 ounces Water
0.24 ounces Stearic Acid
0.48 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.32 ounces Hydrovance
0.32 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.32 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
0.48 ounces Aloe Butter
0.8 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.16 ounces Germaben II Preservative
0.08 ounces Red Grape & Blueberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
362.9 grams Water
6.8 grams Stearic Acid
13.6 grams Emulsifying Wax
9.1 grams Hydrovance
9.1 grams Sweet Almond Oil
9.1 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
13.6 grams Aloe Butter
22.7 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
4.5 grams Germaben II Preservative
2.3 grams Red Grape & Blueberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
80% Water
1.5% Stearic Acid
3% Emulsifying Wax
2% Hydrovance
2% Sweet Almond Oil
2% Apricot Kernel Oil
3% Aloe Butter
5% Colorless Jojoba Oil
1% Germaben II Preservative
0.5% Red Grape & Blueberry Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Germaben II Preservative and Red Grape & Blueberry Fragrance Oil) into the 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 additives once the temperature drops enough that you don’t feel like you are burning your hands when moving the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely. Cap the jars.

Yield: This recipe will make 16 fl ounces.

Notes: I added a small amount of premixed Purple Raspberry color to the lotion to give it a pale pink color.

This is a light body lotion that is perfect for soothing the skin after playing hard. My dad even likes the texture of the cream as it soothes his scaly arms. I’ll have to make some for him that is scented with Bay Rum, his favorite fragrance.

I hope you enjoy find some great uses for this body lotion. Enjoy!

Completely cooled lotion on my fingers.

Weighing the fixed oils and Emulsifying Wax.

Adding the water to the beaker.

After microwaving the ingredients.

Lotion as it cools before adding color and fragrance.

Adding color and fragrance to the lotion.

Completely mixed lotion.

Filled jars of lotion ready to be capped.

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