|Last night I spent my Thursday evening cleaning. (Yep, the glamorous job of cleaning.) The counters sparkle, the floor has been cleaned and the microwave could double as a mirror! However, with all of that washing of my hands, they are feeling very dry. This is driving me crazy. So, I wanted to make a quick lotion for the dry hands so I could enjoy the weekend the way I wanted to. I plan for some beading and some sewing and it drives me batty when my hands catch on my projects. Egads! Come join me in the kitchen for a quick batch of lotion!
We normally don’t consider Hydrogenated Soy to be a common oil in lotions. However, I wanted it in this formulation to protect the skin from drying out. You need a barrier to prevent the moisture in the skin from evaporating.
I also used Tamanu Oil in this formulation. I have seen this oil work really well on really dry and cracked skin. I wanted to help the dryness I was noticing in my cuticles. Trust me, if I am not looking, my cuticles can get extremely dry.
Another ingredient I used was Hydrovance. Hydrovance is a moisturizer. I wanted this in my formulation because I was trying to combat dry hands. While Glycerin is also a great moisturizer, I feel glycerin can lend a sticky, tacky feel and doesn’t have a long time moisturizing oomph that Hydrovance does.
Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus and the Intense Almond Fragrance Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir well. Allow the solution to cool below 120 ° F and add the Liquid Germall Plus and the Intense Almond Fragrance Oil. Stir well. Put the lotion into containers. Enjoy!