Total Recipe Weights:
425 grams Distilled Water
24 grams BTMS
43 grams Avocado Oil
15 grams Argan Oil
10 grams Cocoa Butter Deodorized
8 grams Sodium Lactate
6 grams Vitamin E Oil
10 grams Optiphen Preservative
12 grams Oakmoss Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Clean and sanitize your workstation and all of your packaging materials and utensils. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Phase I: The Water Phase: Weigh out at least 650 grams of distilled water. We are weighing out more than we need to allow for evaporation of some of the water. You are better off to have more than not enough. Use a stove to heat your water to at least 180F. You want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. Now, remove the water from the heat source. Weigh out 425 grams of the water.
Phase II: The Oil Phase: Now, in a small pot, weigh out the sodium lactate, BTMS, avocado oil, and cocoa butter. Next, melt these ingredients using a double boiler over medium heat. Melt the lotion ingredients until they are in a fluid state. As your ingredients are melting, stir occasionally.
Phase III: The Mixing Phase: Once both your water and melted oils are at about 140F, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. Using your stick blender, mix them together. While blending, you will notice the mixture will turn white. This means your lotion is emulsifying.
Phase IV: The Cool Down Phase: Now, allow your mixture to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, no lower. At this time, add the optiphen, vitamin E oil, and Oakmoss Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. Again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You will notice the mixture is still very thin. As it cools, it will thicken. You will want to stick blend periodically as the lotion is cooling. Finally, once the lotion reaches room temperature, place it in your bottles and place a pump on each bottle.
We hope that you enjoy making this hydrating lotion recipe!