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Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Oct
24

Avocado Oil Benefits


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Avocado Oil BenefitsAvocado Oil Benefits

Everybody loves the deliciousness of avocados. They are yummy by themselves and add some extra taste to sandwiches and burritos. But, this delightful fruit is not just a tasty treat for you to spread on toast. In fact, there are even more avocado oil benefits that you can enjoy for your skin and hair. So, this means that avocado oil is perfect for creating your own homemade cosmetics!  So, we at Natures Garden are sure that you will love adding this cosmetic oil to your own homemade products. You are absolutely sure to feel the moisturizing, nutrient-rich, skin-loving power of avocado oil. In this blog we would like to discuss these amazing benefits for both your products and the body!

Avocado Oil Benefits History of Avocados

According to a website that is all about avocados, this tasty food have been appreciated by humans for thousands of years. This delicious fruit originated in central Mexico and was domesticated by tribes like the Inca and Maya. Later, the Spanish conquered these tribes, in the 16th century, and spread the use of avocados to other areas in the world. Surprisingly, the use of avocados was not an instant success. In fact, this food was not made very popular until 1950 when it was used in salads. If you would like to learn more, you can find a more detailed historical account of this fruit on their website. Furthermore, those that really love avocados should check out more at Avoseedo where you can even purchase your very own avocado tree to grow at home!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Homemade Body Care Products

It’s important to understand how your cosmetic ingredients will impact and change the qualities of your homemade products. While it is possible to create your products with a vague understanding of the ingredients, it can be hard to tell exactly what you are going to get from your final product. This way you can combine specific ingredients to get a product that fits your needs the best. For avocado oil, this means that you can create a product that is great for sensitive, dry skin that could use some extra nutrients. This oil is a bit heavy, but is perfect for those that could use some extra moisturizing power.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Soap MakingAvocado Oil Benefits for Soap Making

First of all, you can create some skin loving cold process soap with this cosmetic oil. Using this oil would add some lovely properties to your soap recipe. The oil will add some conditioning properties to the bar, which will soften and moisturize your skin. Furthermore, avocado oil is full of nutrients for the skin. Plus, the soap will have  a creamy lather and be a harder kind of bar. Also, this this cosmetic oil is nice for sensitive skin and can be used at a rate of 5-30% for your soap recipe. One of our own soap recipes that includes this ingredient is the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionAvocado Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create your very own body lotion recipes. This lovely oil is a gentle one that is able to nourish and moisturize the skin. This oil has a high percentage of essential fatty acids, which moisturize the skin. Additionally, this cosmetic oil contains beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A,D, and E. Plus, this cosmetic oil is gentle enough to create lotion for sensitive skin types and sensitive areas of skin, like the face. Not only is this oil great for creating a typical body lotion, Avocado Oil was perfect for creating our Natural Facial Night Cream.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Further, you can use this lovely cosmetic ingredient for creating  your lip balm recipes. This is a perfect recipe for making products that will truly care for your lips. You will love using avocado oil in your very own lip balm recipes and you can even try it out with our Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. Further, you can create the incredibly delicious Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. This recipe uses this cosmetic oil along with other luscious oils and butters to create a perfect recipe for soft, nourished lips.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own ConditionerAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own Conditioner

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create some awesome conditioner for hair. Avocado Oil is perfect for caring for dried out hair in need of some moisturizing power. This cosmetic hair oil is perfect for revitalizing your hair and bringing back the moisture that your hair needs. Since this cosmetic oil is a bit thicker than some of the other oils used in regular conditioner, I would recommend using this oil in hair mask recipes and other deep conditioning recipes. This way you can get the intense nourishment without over doing the moisturizing.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Scrub RecipesAvocado Oil Benefits for Scrub Recipes

Additionally, you can create some skin loving scrub recipes. with this cosmetic oil. This heavy, luscious oil is amazing for the skin. With winter right around the corner, the added moisturizing power of avocado oil would be a perfect addition to your body scrubs. Avocado oil will provide your skin with essential vitamins that your body will thank you for. This lovely oil is perfect for creating unique scrub recipes that care for your skin! One great scrub product that you can create with this oil is the delightful Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath ProductsAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath Products

Lastly, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create all kinds of skin loving bath products. So, it would be a great idea to include avocado oil in your bath bombs, bubble bars, or bath melts. This oil is great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. This will allow you the chance to relax as your skin soaks up all the nourishment from this lovely oil. One fun way that you can use this oil to help nourish the skin is to create the lovely Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe. This highly moisturizing oil lets this recipe be fun, bubbly, and still good for the skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and Body

In addition to the avocado oil benefits in your handmade products, avocado oil has some benefits for your body. Of course, a product wouldn’t benefit too much from a cosmetic ingredient that didn’t do something great for the body! Luckily, avocado oil Is a wonderful cosmetic oil for your skin. If you have dry skin, then this lovely oil is absolutely perfect for your products and your skin. This is a perfect cosmetic oil for nourishing the skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil is nice for protecting your skin for UV damage and other skin damage.

 Avocado Oil Benefits for Dry SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Dry Skin

First, this cosmetic oil is great for reducing dry skin. Avocado Oil is a perfect ingredient for adding the necessary nutrients to the skin. This cosmetic ingredient has fatty acids and essential vitamins that will sink into the skin to nourish your body and leave your skin nice and soft. So, the skin will be able to repair itself and gather the nourishment that it needs to resolve the issue of dry skin. Plus, this oil is known to sink down deeply into the skin to care for the deeper layers or your skin. Overall, this oil is a great choice for adding some extra moisture to your skin.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Calming EczemaAvocado Oil Benefits for Calming Eczema

Also, this cosmetic oil is great for dealing with inflammatory skin issues. For example, you can use Avocado Oil in your home remedies for itchy, dry eczema. Those that have had to deal with this issue know that eczema can be a difficult condition. This issue involves irritated and inflamed skin that can sometimes include itching, blisters, or red rashes. Definitely not a fun time. But, Avocado Oil has been known to reduce these irritating symptoms after a few tropical applications. The nourishing power of this oil can enrich the skin and lead to the production of anti-inflammatory compounds.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingAvocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

Further, you can include Avocado Oil in the products that you create to reduce signs of aging, like dulling skin and age spots. While there is nothing wrong with getting a bit older, some changes aren’t always welcome. So, you can try to create some anti-aging products to revitalize the skin and produce a youthful glow. One way that this cosmetic oil can help you to reduce is age spots. This oil will provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to repair and reduce the damage in your age spots. This happens because the cosmetic oil helps to keep the skin plump to reduce aging.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle ReductionAvocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle Reduction

Also, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to reduce wrinkles, fine lines. So, this cosmetic oil is great for even more age reduction beauty products! Adding in some Avocado Oil will help nourish the skin and rejuvenate your skin. This will lead to brilliant looking skin. Plus, this oil can help lighten and reduce scarring. Obviously, this lovey oil has essential nutrients that can help your skin look beautiful!

Avocado Oil Benefit for Skin TighteningAvocado Oil Benefit for Skin Tightening

Another great way that you can use this cosmetic oil is for tightening loose skin. Some skin may begin to feel looser as you age, but you can use oils like Avocado to reduce this effect. This oil will promote the production of collagen, which supports cells. Ultimately, this will lead to stronger and tighter skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Sun BurnAvocado Oil Benefits for Sun Burn

Additionally, this cosmetic oil is a great ingredient for dealing with sun burn. First this oil is perfect for creating healing ointments for sun burn. Avocado oil contains nutrients that may help your sun burn heal faster. Also, this oil is helpful for relieving the burning feeling faster than untreated sunburn. Plus, this oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that help protect your skin from UV rays. While this oil can’t act in replacement of high SPF sunblock, it is a perfect addition to your sun block formulations.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Clear SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Clear Skin

Another way that this cosmetic oil can be useful is for reducing blemishes and break outs. This oil contains compounds that work to cleanse and protect your skin from foreign elements. Plus, the oil helps increase blood circulation, which rejuvenates skin cells. Further, Avocado Oil is great for helping to control break outs and acne as well as reducing helping to reduce scars.  Together, these properties will leave your skin glowing!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning HairAvocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning Hair

Plus, this oil can be used to condition your hair. This cosmetic oil is a deep moisturizing oil that is perfect for restoring nourishment, which will leave your hair feeling soft and healthy. Further, this oil can be used to heal damaged, dry hair and reduce frizzy hair. So, include this cosmetic oil in your hair care routine and get ready for some gorgeous locks!

Avocado Oil Benefits for DandruffAvocado Oil Benefits for Dandruff

Further, this oil can be used to reduce dandruff. Not only is Avocado Oil great for moisturizing hair, but this cosmetic oil is useful for the scalp, too. The nourishing properties of this oil can reach down into the skin and follicles and provide the nourishment your scalp deserves. Since dandruff is resultant from dried out skin on the scalp, providing moisture and nourishment will prevent this embarrassing occurrence.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage ProtectionAvocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage Protection

We all know that sometimes beauty is pain. For your hair this means that heating and styling your hair can lead to some serious damage, which can lead to choosing between gorgeous hairdos or silky, soft hair. But, this oil can help you have it all. Use this cosmetic ingredient to protect your hair to maintain those luscious locks. This way you can show it all off by styling, straightening, and curling. You are going to love your hair!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits for Irritated Skin

Another great property of this cosmetic oil is its ability to calm irritated skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is helpful for rashes or chafing. Also, this oil would be good at reducing diaper rash. This cosmetic oil is perfect for reducing redness and irritation. So, using this oil will help you to calm your rashes and feel better in no time!