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Oct
22

Shimmering Lotion Recipe


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Shimmering Lotion RecipeShimmering Lotion Recipe

The shimmering lotion recipe is an easy lotion recipe to create that really has it all! This recipe is perfect for anyone that loves the beauty of winter but need a bit of conditioning for the season. First of all, this pretty lotion recipe uses gorgeous mica powder and a pretty blue color that is reminiscent of gorgeous. glistening snowflakes. Plus, this scented lotion uses the lovely aroma of our Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil. Further, this bath and body recipe uses the moisturizing power of our body butter lotion base. So, our shimmering snowdrops lotion recipe is a great cosmetic recipe that will be perfect for conditioning your skin this winter.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Natural Soy Body Butter Base
Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Dome Lid 70/400
Disposable Pipettes
Candy Thermometer
Da Bomb Soap Dye- Blue

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Teaspoon
Distilled Water
Stick Blender
Scale

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

4 ounces of the Soy Body Butter Multi-Base Lotion
7.5 ounces of the Distilled Water
9 milliliters of the Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil
2 teaspoons of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
4 drops of the Blue Da Bomb Liquid Soap Dye

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your own scented lotion recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, you will want to gather your supplies for creating this recipe. Although this recipe doesn’t have very many ingredients, it can be useful to collect what you need before making your bath and body product. Also, prepare your equipment to make sure this process goes smoothly. Further, make sure that your equipment is all clean prior to starting to make your lotion recipe. Next, you will want to prepare an area that you can use to work on your cosmetic recipe. After you have made these preparations, you should be ready to work!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Sanitizing the Water

Now that you have created your double boiler you are ready to sanitize and prepare your water. First, you will need to make sure that you have enough water to make your lotion. So, you will need at least seven and a half ounces of water. However, we would recommend that you add some extra water to your pot to ensure that you have enough water remaining after some of the water evaporates. You will need to heat the water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you have your water at the proper temperature keep the water at this temperature for at a minimum of five minutes. Now that your water is sanitized, you are ready to create your scented lotion recipe!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Cooling Your Sanitized Water

Now that any bacteria that may have been living in the water has been killed off, you can use this water to create this cosmetic lotion recipe. Although you needed to heat the water to sanitize it, you will need to cool the water before you can use it. Otherwise, the boiling hot water could potentially break down the lotion base, which would ruin the ingredients in the multi base. So, you will need to wait for your water’s temperature to drop to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait for the temperature to lower to the proper temperature you can prepare some of your other cosmetic ingredients.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Measuring the Fragrance OilShimmering Lotion Recipe: Measuring the Fragrance Oil

First, you can measure out the fragrance for you scented lotion recipe. So, grab and medium mixing bowl and some disposable pipettes. Since our disposable pipettes have measurements along the side, you can use one of these pipettes to measure out 9 milliliters of the Frost and Snowdrops Fragrance Oil. You will love the romantic aroma of this fragrance oil in your lotion recipe. This scent begins with top notes of refreshing winter air that are followed by the aroma of sweet winter flowers. Finally, this fragrance has base notes of iced musk, vanilla, and sandalwood. So, this is a fantastic ingredient that you can add to this lovely bath and body recipe.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Lotion Multi BaseShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Lotion Multi Base

Next, you will need to add the lotion base to your medium mixing bowl. You can gram scale to measure out four ounces of this lotion base. This base contains all the cosmetic oils and butters that you will need to nourish your skin. Further, this mulit base lotion contains a preservative as well. So, this premade mixture has all the cosmetic ingredients that you need to make a great homemade lotion!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Multi Base for Making LotionShimmering Lotion Recipe: Multi Base for Making Lotion

If you are interested in learning a bit more about what is in our natural soy butter, then check out some of the cosmetic ingredients. First, this lotion bases contains sunflower oil, soya oil, vegetable glycerin, tocopherol (vitamin E), meadowfoam oil, jojoba oil, soya milk, aloe vera,  and vitamin C. These ingredients are included to nourish and care for the skin in various ways. Not only does this base nourish the skin, but it provides light texture and doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel. Further, this lotion base includes Germall Plus, which acts as a preservative. We include up to 1% of this preservative in our formulations. Although you can use up to 5% of this preservative safely, you can use 0.1 to 0.2 percent of Germall Plus to effectively preserve your lotion.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Sanitized WaterShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Sanitized Water

Now that your water has cooled, you are ready to add it to the lotion base. If you didn’t wait for the water to cool down properly, you could’ve potentially ruined the lotion base. This could occur because a multi base can start to break down once it gets too hot. So, you can retrieve your medium mixing bowl to add the sanitized water. Now, use your scale to measure out seven and a half ounces of water. Although your water won’t be scorching hot, it should still be warm enough, at one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, to melt the lotion base as the lotion making ingredients are mixed together.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Mixing the Cosmetic Ingredients TogetherShimmering Lotion Recipe: Mixing the Cosmetic Ingredients Together

Next, we are going to emulsify these three cosmetic ingredients to create our scented lotion. So, you will need to use a stick blender to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once all of your ingredients have been blended together fully, you will be finished with the mixer. Although your mix of cosmetic ingredients will be a bit thin at this point, the scented bath and body recipe will thicken as this the ingredients cool. Since we have a few more ingredients to add, your lotion should be ready to scoop into the wholesale cosmetic jars once everything has been combined.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica DustShimmering Lotion Recipe: Adding the Mica Dust

Finally, you are ready to add the shimmer and shine to your scented lotion. So, you can use a measuring spoon to add two teaspoons of the diamond dust mica powder to your lotion mixture. Once you have added this cosmetic ingredient, you will need to thoroughly mix this ingredient into your scented lotion recipe. This will leave you with a finished product that glistens like sunlight off the fresh blanket of powdery snow!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Coloring the LotionShimmering Lotion Recipe: Coloring the Lotion

Next, you are going to add the lovely coloring to your scented lotion recipe. So, you will need to be adding a cosmetic colorant to your mixture of cosmetic supplies. This will turn the color of your homemade lotion recipe to a beautiful, light blue hue. In order to get the right shade of blue, you will need to add just four drops of our Blue Da Bomb soap dye to your cosmetic mixture. After you have included this wonderful dye, you will need to mix this cosmetic ingredient into your recipe until you have reached the perfect frosty blue color for this magical winter season.

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Packaging Your Finished ProductShimmering Lotion Recipe: Packaging Your Finished Product

Now that all of the lotion making ingredients have been combined, you are ready to start packaging your finished product. However, you may need to wait a bit longer for your lotion mixture to cool. You will know that the lotion is ready to transfer when it gets thickens and the temperature of the lotion is at room temperature. At this point, you can either pour or scoop the lotion mixture into your cosmetic jars. After pouring your mixture, you will find that you will be able to fill two of our eight ounce jars. The very last step is putting the lids on your filled jars. So, now you can either store your finished lotion or start using it to nourish your skin!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your scented lotion is ready for you to use and enjoy! Of course, this cosmetic lotion recipe is perfect for nourishing dry, chapped, or even irritated skin. So, this lovely recipe is perfect for making your skin soft and moisturized. This makes the shimmering lotion a perfect choice for skin care during the harsh winter months. Not only is this lotion a great recipe to condition your skin, but this scented lotion has a beautiful shimmer. This lovely scented has a beautiful shine that is absolutely gorgeous!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: More Fun Things to Do This Winter

Creating our Shimmering Lotion Recipe is a great way to spend some time this winter. If you are interested in finding something fun to do in the winter months. then you may want to try out the Stunning Sparkly Icicle Craft. This fun craft from Kids Craft Room has quite a few things in common with our lovely lotion recipe. Both of these recipes are fun and easy to create as well as perfect for creating in the winter time. Most importantly, both of these craft recipes are beautiful and shiny! Plus, you can use this fun icicle craft to decorate your Christmas tree!

Also, you can use the Winter Bucket List: 20 Fun Things to Do from the Bucket List Journey to find something more adventurous or a fun family activity to do this winter. First of all, you can try going ice fishing, driving a snowmobile, or even doing the Polar Bear Plunge for a good cause. Also, you can try making a gingerbread house, going on a sleigh ride, or enjoying Christmas lights. Truly, there are so many different ways that you can enjoy this lovely winter season. If you are interested in looking for even more fun activities for the winter, then check out this blog as there are many more ideas for spending this time well!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsShimmering Lotion Recipe: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this lovely scented lotion recipe. If you have any questions about making this bath and body recipe or any other free recipes and classes, then you can reach out to us! Of course, you can always talk to us in the Natures Garden store and on the phone HUG line. Also, you can reach out to us online. First, you can talk to us on our Facebook page. Further, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can talk to other craft makers. Additionally, you can share your own recipes, opinions, and ideas on our social media platforms. We hope that you enjoy making your cosmetic recipes and that we hear from you sometime soon!

Shimmering Lotion Recipe: Note About Our Formulations

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the bath and body recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of the customer. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, then it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If we list any other ingredients for a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer you any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Jun
22

What is a Carrier Oil?


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What is a Carrier Oil?What is a Carrier Oil?

What is a Carrier Oil? These are all the natural cosmetic oils that you can use in your homemade recipes. They are perfect for creating homemade soap, crafting a skin-loving lotion recipe, and making many of the other kinds of cosmetic recipes. So, knowing about these oils is important for creating the types of bath and body products that you need!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Making Soap Supplies

If you are looking for a good recipe for making soap, then it is going to have some carrier oils in it. Anyone making soap from scratch knows that the carrier oils you choose can influence the quality of your bars. So, these ingredients are essential for cold process soap recipes. You can see specifics on how each oil affects the soap on our Soaping Oil Properties. Even melt and pour soap recipes can benefit by adding some carrier oils to the soap base, which is often done to make the bar more conditioning to the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lotion Making

Also, our bulk carrier oils can be used to create an amazing homemade lotion recipe. These are the oils that we include to nourish and moisturize your skin. In fact, the oils are what do the majority of the skin care in lotions. While you can use butters along with your oils, they can lead to a thicker cream or even a body butter. So, lighter lotions need key carrier oils to perform effectively!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Using Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural, they aren’t safe to put directly on your skin. Plus, adding a carrier oil will help hold on to the aroma longer than on its own. So, it is actually beneficial for your scent to mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying. One of the best carrier oils for essential oils would have to be Sweet Almond Oil or Argan Oil.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier OilsWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier Oils

There are many different kinds of carrier oils that you can mix together for your recipes. Depending on your skin type or level of dryness, you may want to have lighter or heavier oils. Also, some oils are better for face lotions or for foot care. So, the blend of carrier oils that you want varies based on your product and its purpose.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have Apricot Kernel Oil, an oil that is light and excellent for skin care. While this oil is light enough to not block pores, it is conditioning enough to be a luxurious oil for cp soap. It’s great for making lotions that don’t leave a greasy feeling and skin into the skin. Also, its perfect in soap because the oil will sink into the skin quickly to fully moisturize the skin. We’ve used this wonderful oil in many bath and body recipes, including the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe and the Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Argan OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that is amazing for skin care. Argan Oil is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t block pores. In fact, this ingredient is used in many acne-fighting recipes. We included this oil in a few cosmetic recipes, like the Argan Soap Recipe and the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. In our cp soap recipe, this oil increased the lather and nourished the skin beautifully.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado Oil

Also, adding Avocado Oil to your homemade recipes is a perfect way to increase the moisturizing ability of your product. This cosmetic ingredient is a heavy oil that is perfect for providing dry, damaged skin with the nourishment it deserves. Plus, the high level of unsaponifiable fatty acids and high vitamin content make this skin-sensitive oil great for adding some extra conditioning power to your soap bars, which you can see in the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Castor OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Castor Oil

Another great oil for your homemade cosmetic recipes is Castor Oil. Not only is this oil thick and perfect for nourishing dry, damaged skin, but this oil is a humectant. This means that oil will pull moisture to it, which will further moisturize your skin as it absorbs. Perfect for creating lotions for feet, like the Natural Salve Recipe , which are often one of the most damaged areas of skin. While this oil would provide some conditioning properties and a rich, creamy lather, it can make your soap sticky. So, avoid adding too much of this oil in your cp soap formulations. By limiting the amount of Castor Oil, we were able use the beneficial properties without as many drawbacks, like with our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as many other soaps.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a great oil for skin that sinks in well and is perfect for scrub recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Also, this sensitive oil is perfect to add to lip balm supplies for making recipes like the Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe. For soapmaking, this oil provides a hard bar with a bubbly lather that is cleansing. Many find that adding more than 20% of this oil is drying for the skin, so some people may include more conditioning oils to the recipe or even super fat the formula to include more oils.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed Oil

Another fantastic oil for bath and body recipes is Grapeseed Oil. This oil is perfect for cosmetic supplies because it is a lightweight moisturizer that is effective without being too greasy for the skin. So, this oil is perfect for creating lotions sensitive enough for the face, like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for soap-making, like our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This oil is moisturizing, and even anti-acne, for soap but it doesn’t leave a greasy, heavy oil feeling on the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba Oil

While Jojoba Oil is technically a liquid wax, it is still fantastic for skin care products. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for everything from lotions like our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to lip care products like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. In your soap recipes, this cosmetic ingredient is just as conditioning as luxury oils. But, this oil has a longer shelf life.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Oil is a great cosmetic oil that is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting damaged hair and dry skin. This oil contains very few saponifiables, so it maintains its conditioning properties and provides the bar with a silky feeling. So, we used this wonderful oil in our Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. Also, you can use lanoin in a solid form, which still absorbs well and is great for protecting damaged skin. This thicker oil has all of the same beneficial properties and can even be used in soaps, like our Beard Soap Recipe.

Raspberry CP Soap Recipe What is a Carrier Oil?: Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, we have Macadamia Nut Oil, which is an oil that is light and perfectly absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy oil is perfect for creating lotions, like our Almond Body Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for adding conditioning properties to your soap and is even great for mature skin types. So, we included this oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that skins into the skin beautifully is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Not only does this oil work to repair damaged skin, but it has a long shelf life due to its high level of antioxidants. So, it worked wonderfully in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe. Also, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap, reduce rancidity, and increase the fragrance’s lifespan. So, this oil was a great addition to our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Olive Oil

Olive Oil is often a top choice for soapers, because it is very conditioning, helps harden the bar, and creates a mild bar of soap. While some soapmakers may use only olive oil in Castille soap or mostly olive oil in Marseille soap, it makes the bar a bit slimy and barely has a lather. So, many soapers will combine this oil with others to create a great soap recipe, like in our Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Palm OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Palm Oil

Next, we have another great oil for creating soaps, which is Palm Oil. This soap making ingredient creates a hard, white bar that has a rich, creamy lather. We have used this wonderfully cleansing oil in many recipes, like our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe and our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. 

You may find that your cosmetic oil has solidified, this is because the melt point is slightly above room temperature. Luckily, this is easy to fix. All you have to do is set your bottle in a bowl of warm water until the oil melts again.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide great properties for the skin. This oil sinks into the skin without leaving oily residue to repair damaged skin. So, it was a perfect addition to our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil has benefits similar to Olive Oil, so it is conditioning and great for soaps! So, we included this lovely soaping oil in our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as other great cp soap recipes. Plus, this rich, conditioning bar is perfect for both mature and sensitive skin types.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower Oil

Also, we have a nourishing and skin-loving oil that is perfect for homemade products. Safflower Oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin, so we included it in many soap recipes and our own Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great cosmetic oil is Sesame Seed Oil, which is a light cosmetic ingredient full of nutrients for the skin. We include this lovely oil in recipes like our Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe or our Beard Balm Recipe. Also, this oil can be used in cp soap to help slow trace, nourish the skin, and provide a silky lather.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil works well with palm oil and olive oils to provide a rich creamy lather. Plus, this oil is very moisturizing and will provide a silky feel to the soaps. So, this is perfect for adding to our soap recipes and bath products, like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, we have a light oil that will perfectly absorb into the skin Sweet Almond Oil. So, it was a great choice for bath and body recipes like Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe or Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding some conditioning properties to your soaps.

 

What is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to UsWhat is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to Us

We hope that you were able to find some carrier oils that you enjoy for your bath and body products. Not only are there many to choose from, but there are many combinations that you can try for your recipes. Just start with your favorites and build from there! If you have anymore questions about these oils and how they will work in your recipes, then reach out to us. An easy way to get in contact with us is to reach out on social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).