Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More Lotions

JJ's Hand Loton

Note from Brenda: I purchased decorative 8 oz canning jars to put this in. They made wonderful gifts!

32 oz of Baby Lotion (I like the kind that doesn't smell like baby lotion, like Gerber's Lavender or Oatmeal)
8 oz Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E (oil or cream- I used cream)
7 oz Vaseline (Sometimes you can find this in scents too.)

Here are the proportions I actually used because of the size of ingredients I purchased. These proportions worked well too:

2- 15 oz bottles of baby lotion
I purchased a 13 oz jar of Vaseline and split it between two batches of the recipe, so it was 6 1/2 oz instead of 7 oz per batch.
8 oz of Vitamin E

Dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until well blended. One recipe filled 8- 8oz jars.


Pepermint anti-itch lotion

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
3-4 drops peppermint oil

Oil of eucalyputs can be used in place of peppermint,
if you prefer. Pour the water and alcohol into a bottle,
then add the oil. Cap and shake well. Apply to your skin
with a clean cloth


Herbal lotion

1/4 cup distilled water
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1 Tablespoon grated beeswax
6 drops essential oil
1 tsp lecithin

Heat the oil and the beeswax gently until the beeswax is almost
Remove from the heat and stir. Heat the water till almost boiling.
Slowly pour the water into the almond oil mixture while stirring with
a wire whisk. Add 4-5 drops of an essential oil such as rose, lavender,
rose geranium, or other gentle scents, also whisking it into the
mixture. Pour into a container and allow to cool.


Chamomile hand lotion.

To prepare a chamomile infusion, pour boiling water over a quarter of a cup of chamomile flowers and allow to steep until cool. Strain and use as required.

1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1/4 cup vitamin E cream
1 tablespoon lecithin
3 tablespoons strong chamomile infusion

Gently melt cocoa butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Remove and allow to cool; then, whisk in vitamin E cream and the chamomile infusion. Continue to whisk until mixture cools and begins to thicken. Pour into a glass jar and seal. Makes about a quarter cup of hand cream.


Rainbow lotion

This is really pretty and feels so good.

In small pan over water melt:
3 Tbsp. safflower oil
1 Tbsp. lanolin
1 Tbsp. cocoa butter
1/3 cup light mineral oil
1 tsp almond extract

In a pint jar place:
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. glycerin
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. 70% ethanol alcohol
1 drop food color

To Make This Body Lotion Recipe: When the oils are cool, add to the pint jar and shake. Divide into 2-6 oz. jars. In about 1/2 hour the lotion will separate into 3 different layers, each one a different color. Shake, and it becomes an emulsion; let stand and it separates again.

This body lotion recipe leaves your skin feeling and looking radiant. The Rainbow Magic Body Lotion feels silky-smooth and smells terrific. This body lotion is a lavish and invigorating way to treat your skin.


Hand lotion

(This makes a fairly large volume of lotion. This recipe also makes nice gifts.  The woman who makes it recommended using 24 small containers, such as baby food jars or the plastic containers that Pizza Hut's carryout cheese and peppers come in. If you aren't giving this as gifts, be sure to have plenty of containers to store this in! I used old hand lotion bottles.. and anything else I could find!)

 1 pt of glycerin
16 oz jar of Hydrophilic Ointment (previously Unibase)
4 oz bottle of Rose Water
2 1/2 qts of distilled water  

Mix glycerin and Unibase together in a large bowl. Add small amounts of water, say 1-2 cups at a time. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Keep adding water until it reaches a creamy consistency. You can adjust the water amounts. (Sometimes this varies with the weather. One time I only used 4 C of water.) Too much water will make the lotion weak. Too little will make it oily. Add 2 tbsp of Rose Water. More if you want the scent to be stronger.

Winter lotion

Geranium oil is good for supporting balance and rejuvenating dry skin
conditions and for wrinkled and matured skin.

Myrrh is a gentle oil that is effective in replenishing moisture.

Vitamin E oil is an excellent antioxidant and helps to protect the
skin as well as a nice preservative.

* ½ cup distilled water
* ½ cup olive oil
* 1 TBS lecithin
* 6-8 drops of geranium oil
* 2-4 drops Myrrh oil
* 400 IU Vitamin E oil (1-2 open capsules)

Blend all ingredients in the blender either on whip or cream. You
will have a nice creamy firm lotion. Add more water to make a lighter
lotion. Store in the refrigerator in hot climates or store in a cool
place. Shake well before use.

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