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Natures Garden's MASSAGE Lotion: Unscented, uncolored. No SLS, no phthalates. Our massage lotion base can be used on people who are highly sensitive to many lotions on the market. You are welcome to use the lotion base as it is, or you can color and fragrance the lotion. If you desire to scent your lotion base, you will need to refer to the IFRA statement for the specific fragrance that you desire to use. For massage lotions, you will want to refer to category #4 on the IFRA sheet for each fragrance you want to use to find out the maximum amount of fragrance that can be used in a finished product. Please note that usually only 1% of fragrance is typically used in a massage lotions; while non-massage lotions will range from 1-5% fragrance level.
How to make scented & colored lotions: Add soap dye to the lotion base to color it. Never use candle coloring for this. Add your fragrance oil to the lotion, and mix.
What to do if a fragrance oil makes your base too thin: Sometimes a fragrance oil can thin a finished shampoo, bath gel, lotions. If this happens, you will need to use a product called xanthum gum to thicken your product. Xanthum gum is an all-natural thickener, and a little xanthum gum goes a long way. Xanthum gum is used in a range of .1 to 1% of the overall mixture. Start with only 1/2 tsp of xanthum gum, and add it to 1/4 cup of room temperature distilled water. Use a hand mixer, and mix the water/xanthum gum on high speed for about 5 minutes. Xanthum gum can clump up, so it is important that you mix it into the water thoroughly. Quickly add the mixture to your base and stir. If you wait too long to add the xanthum gum mixture to the base, you will end up with a product that looks like tapioca pudding. Allow the product to set up. This should thicken your base. While our xanthum gum was formulated to work in transluscent gel products, there are times that the fragrance itself may cloud the mixture.
Massage Lotion Ingredients: Purified Water, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Glycerin , Isopropyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Natures Garden is not responsible for any finished products that you make with our supplies. While we can offer advice on how to create finished products, it is still your responsibility to test, and to ensure that all safety requirements are met.
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