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« on: April 29, 2009 06:36:58 PM »

I made these lotions over the weekend.  This is the chocolate lavender but I also made rosemary mint.  The lotion turned out nicely.  Not too thick, thin or greasy.  I am including the recipe and the instructions for this lotion.  If anyone has any questions please let me know.




3 lbs. distilled water
6 oz. cocoa butter
3 oz. avacado oil
3 oz. shea butter
3 oz. jojoba oil
3 oz. palm oil
3 oz. emulsifying wax
4 oz. stearic acid
1 oz. germall plus(preservative)

-Put water into a large pot and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat.
-Add stearic acid, emulsifying wax and cocoa butter.  Stir until   melted.
-Next add shea butter, palm oil, avacado oil, and jojoba oil.  Stir until all oils are melted and blended.  Continue to stir until the mixture cools and thickens( a stick blender may come in handy for this/may take 25-40 min.).
-Mix in germall and fragrance(use desired amount follow/ manufacurers guidelines).
-Put your awesome handmade lotion in bottles or jars and enjoy!!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 02:46:08 AM »

Mmm, looks nice and creamy! I love those jars, very classy looking. Are they purple or black?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 05:15:26 AM »

avocado oil is intriguing me lately..

I love the way they look..super creamy..

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 05:57:29 AM »

Thanks Smitten and Mare!
The jars are actually purple.  They look kind of colbalt blue in the pic but they are not.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009 08:59:04 AM »

Oooh lovely! (and thank you for providing a recipe in Imperial units! I'm such a tool, grams just frustrate me, lol) It looks so creamy and smooth! I love the jars, where did you find such awesome colors? And I love the combo of chocolate and lavender; it's very chic, I think.

@smitten -- Avocado *anything* is awesome. I love avocado butter, too. So nice on your skin. I *must* try this recipe!
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 09:11:21 AM »

Thank you Nymeria!
I bought the jars from a friend and I am guessing that she bought them from WSP. 

Let me know if you try it and like it.
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Thank you so much! I'm getting married in a few months and this will be a spectacular home-made bridal party gift!
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012 07:03:03 PM »

Thanks for this, it looks fantastic!
  I'm a little confused by the units though, because they are all units of mass, rather than volume.  I'm wondering how much 3 lbs of water is in fl ozs?  and how many tablespoons in an ounce?  What kind of scale do you use?
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012 08:04:17 PM »

For water~"a pint's a pound, the world around." 16 ounces = 1 pound of water. It's really best to always weight your ingredients, volume measurements can vary too much.

Tablespoons in an ounce is going to be different for everything you measure, ie oils are denser than water so a tablespoon of oil is heavier than a tablespoon of water.
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