Making Lotion from Barbara’s Cupboard
|Today we will finish another week of answering Cupboard Challenge recipes! We will make the lotion recipe that Barbara requested to use lanolin. I formulated this fantastic lotion to meet Barbara’s requirements. Like yesterday, this recipe uses only 2% lanolin. This allows the lanolin to contribute texture without also contributing an overpowering odor.
Collect needed items:
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Optiphen Preservative and Lemon Sugar (type) 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: This is a light lotion that holds its shape easily, but will flow through a pump without difficulty. When first applied, the lotion feels light and soothing on the skin. After rubbing in for about 30 seconds, the skin feels like it has been rejuvenated without a oily residue. I think this lotion would be great for hand-crafters of various skills.
I hope you find someone who would enjoy this dreamy lotion. Enjoy!