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Friday, May 23, 2014

Me Jane-Homemade Lotion

I hinted a post or so ago, that I was going to attempt to make homemade lotion.  This post is the foray into that adventure.

I started by ordering raw, unrefined organic shea butter from Africa.  Damn Fingers-where am I supposed to get that?  Why Amazon.com that's where!

This is the label on the bag it came in.

Here it is, a pound of raw shea butter.

It gives you a link for recipes-I didn't really follow any of them, just the method of how to do it.

First I got a bunch of my used containers all washed up.

These are old lip balm tins and sample containers, all washed up.

The instructions call for a double boiler-here is my rigged version.

I got out my oils, which I had because I've been making my own cuticle oil as well.

This Wellspring company is awesome!

Here's some melting.

After the butter is melted, I then added the jojoba, Vitamin E, a bit of Apricot and Avocado oils.  About 2 parts butter to one part oils.  Then you put it in the fridge til it starts to solidify.

Here it is fresh from the fridge-then you beat it for at least 5 minutes.

Don't lick these beaters!  Although my brain kept trying to tell me it was frosting!  Then I added a few drops of sandalwood oil.

Here are the containers filled with the lotion.

Last but not least, the mess left over.

This was a pain to clean since it's oil and it didn't want to come off!

Was it worth it?  Oh yeah people.  It's a nice lotion-you need very little and so far I'm in love with my creation.  Now I just wish I had written down what I put in it!

Have you ever made your own lotion?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?