Another recipe, this time it is for Shea Butter lotion. I am always looking for new recipes to pass on for ways to use Shea Butter - I found this one on the internet. As always, let us know if you have your own recipe you would like to share with us.
Recipe: Shea Butter Lotion
You will need:
45g Grapeseed Oil
15g Macadamia Nut Oil
7.5g Shea Butter
30g Emulsifying Wax NF
207g Distilled Water
Cool Down Phase:
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Optiphen Plus (Preservative)
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Fragrance Oil (optional)
Phase 1: In a double boiler over low heat, combine all ingredients in oil phase until melted & clear. Remove from heat.
Phase 2: In a separate, heat-proof container, heat the water until it reaches approximately the same temperature as the liquified oils/wax. Use a thermometer to accurately determine the temperature.
Phase 3: Slowly combine water mixture with oil mixture using a stick blender or mixer to fully incorporate. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Phase 4: When lotion has cooled to the touch (as close to room temp as possible), add preservative and optional fragrance. Blend well to incorporate before packaging in airtight containers.