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Scarecrow Lotion Day 1

Here I am again with another lotion recipe. I am a fan of making lotion from scratch. I like adding the ingredients and I get excited when I am able to get the exact amount of a certain ingredient weighed. I’m sure you know what I am talking about. Sometimes you go a little over or under the exact amount that you need of an ingredient but when you hit that exact number it is like a little victory!A friend was talking to me the other day (while she was trying my latest home concoction) and she mentioned that she was considering buying an expensive anti-wrinkle cream for her face because she is at the age where it is starting to show a little around the eyes. I told her that there was no way she should be paying ridiculous amounts of money for stuff like that and I could come up with something fabulous for her.

Since I, too, need to be wary of the fine lines and wrinkles that come with age, I wanted to come up with a light lotion (are you starting to understand now that I am a fan of light lotions for the face?) that had some awesome extracts in it good for firming up the skin and reducing fine lines. I chose Horsetail Grass Extract, Comfrey Leaves Extract, Orchid Extract, and Ivy Extract. Can you tell that this is going to be awesome for the face? I also put in a little Vitamin E Acetate.

Now, I am going to give you 2 formulations today because I love to play with ingredients to see how they change since I am new at lotion making. Both formulations today are exactly the same except for one ingredient. The first one I used Sweet Almond Oil for a lighter feel. The second recipe has Avocado Oil for those that want a heavier lotion on the face.

Ingredients
Distilled Water
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Vitamin E Acetate
Horsetail Grass Extract
Ivy Extract
Orchid Extract
Comfrey Leaves Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.

Formula 1

Recipe in Grams
65 grams Distilled Water
20 grams Sweet Almond Oil
6 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
1 gram Horsetail Grass Extract
1 gram Ivy Extract
1 gram Orchid Extract
0.5 grams Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
2.29 ounces Distilled Water
0.71 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.21 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.11 ounces Hydrovance
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.04 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.04 ounces Ivy Extract
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract
0.02 ounces Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
65% Distilled Water
20% Sweet Almond Oil
6% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
2% Vitamin E Acetate
1% Horsetail Grass Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Formula 2

Recipe in Grams
65 grams Distilled Water
20 grams Avocado Oil
6 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
1 gram Horsetail Grass Extract
1 gram Ivy Extract
1 gram Orchid Extract
0.5 grams Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
2.29 ounces Distilled Water
0.71 ounces Avocado Oil
0.21 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.11 ounces Hydrovance
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.04 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.04 ounces Ivy Extract
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract
0.02 ounces Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
65% Distilled Water
20% Avocado Oil
6% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
2% Vitamin E Acetate
1% Horsetail Grass Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Instructions
Begin by weighing all ingredients except for the Vitamin E, extracts, and Liquid Germall Plus. Melt in the microwave in short bursts, stirring in between bursts, until Emulsifying Wax is completely melted. Mix well with an Immersion blender. When lotion is cooled, add the Vitamin E, extracts, and Liquid Germall Plus. Stir well. Add to your containers.

Stay tuned for tomorrow. I am changing up this recipe again!

Joy

Finished product

Weighing ingredients (messy kitchen in the background)

Fresh out of the microwave

Weighing the additives

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