Orange Butter Lip Balm
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Recently, I decided to make an Oil Free Lotion. I wanted to have an oil free lotion that met the requests I’ve heard from our readers. Let’s check out the ingredients and I’ll share why I chose them!
I chose Isopropyl Myristate because I wanted to ensure this lotion wouldn’t be greasy. Isopropyl Myristate is also used as a skin conditioning and emollient ingredient.
Honeyquat was chosen because I wanted to play with this new humectant. I didn’t want to have a lotion that had a sticky feeling, so this recipe was actually a test for me to try it.
I added Dimethicone to this recipe because it is a silicone oil that reduces stickiness, adds a velvety feel and also allows the skin to be conditioned.
Next, I chose Cyclomethicone because it is an ultralight silicone oil. Cyclomethicone contributes a talc-like feeling and easy spreadability.
Since the ingredients I chose don’t need a strong emulsifier, Conditioning Emulsifying Wax was the perfect emulsifier that conditions the skin and leaves a light powdery feel.
Allantoin was picked to soothe skin, but I won’t make any claims to keep this lotion in the field of cosmetics and out of being classified as an Over The Counter (OTC) drug.
Liquid Germall Plus is one of my go-to preservatives because it has a low required usage rate. (Which means money saved!) It also is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients, so I don’t have to worry as much about a failed preservative.
Come join me in the kitchen as we make this easy lotion!
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Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance, Allantoin and Liquid Germall Plus Preservative) 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 to 120° F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into bottles and allow to cool completely before capping.
Notes: This light and fluid lotion feels slick at first but rubs in nicely. It is slightly waxy but feels nice on the skin. Choose any fragrance you desire!