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Sea Buckthorn Oil in Lotion

I think that Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil is very pretty and I found myself wanting to make a lotion with a small amount of this oil. The coloring of this lotion is very fun and the good news is that it won’t stain your skin! (I tried and it didn’t even give me orange skin!)

I used a formula that I had originally designed for Neal as an aftershave lotion. I made a few changes, but the basic idea is still the same. Let’s go look at the ingredients and see why I chose them!

I chose Colorless Jojoba for this recipe because Jojoba is an ingredient that feels good on the skin. It is one of my favorite oils for facial lotions.

I added Macadamia Nut Oil for a light massaging feel and easy gliding application. This oil is also a wonderful oil to be used for facial products.

Cyclomethicone was picked as it gives the lotion a conditioning feel and smooth glide during application.

I think long term humectants are very important, especially when you only want to apply a lotion once! I chose Sodium Lactate to fit my requirements for a long term humectant.

I chose to add Orchid Extract to this lotion because it has been noted to have reparative and protective properties.

Naturally as this lotion is all about Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil, I had to add this oil!

I really think that creams need preservatives and I’ve really become fond of Liquid Germall Plus for the simple point that it is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. I like breathing easy and not worrying!

Collect needed items:

Colorless Jojoba
Emulsifying Wax
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sodium Lactate
Orchid Extract
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Liquid Germall Plus
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for lotion (I used a 1 ounce Cylinder Bottles with a Treatment Pump.)

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.28 ounces Water
0.5 ounces Colorless Jojoba
0.18 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.18 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.18 ounces Cyclomethicone
0.11 ounces Sodium Lactate
0.07 ounces Orchid Extract
0.04 ounces Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in grams:
64.5 grams Water
14 grams Colorless Jojoba
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
5 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
5 grams Cyclomethicone
3 grams Sodium Lactate
2 grams Orchid Extract
1 grams Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
64.5% Water
14% Colorless Jojoba
5% Emulsifying Wax
5% Macadamia Nut Oil
5% Cyclomethicone
3% Sodium Lactate
2% Orchid Extract
1% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Orchid Extract and Liquid Germall Plus) into a 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 the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Lotion Notes: I like this lotion! I tried it on my face and my hands. I was pleased that it didn’t color my skin and that my skin felt moisturized without feeling sticky or heavier. A little goes a long way and it took about 90 seconds of gentle massaging for me to feel that the lotion had absorbed into my skin. Now I might have to come up with a fragrance blend for this!

What do you think of this brightly color lotion?

The cooled lotion on my finger.

The cooled lotion on my finger.

Weighing the main ingredients.

Weighing the main ingredients.

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Bottled lotion.

Bottled lotion.

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