After failing twice, I finally have succeeded in making body lotion! It is based on Karen Gilbert’s vetiver and vanilla body lotion, except that it is unfragranced and the macadamia nut oil is replaced by sweet almond oil. The consistency is just perfect and the lotion has just the light scent of its ingredients. The perfect Christmas gift for my mum!
By the way, the first times I failed at mixing temperatures and using the wrong emulsifier. For the successful lotion, I used glyceryl stearate.
My Dad uses The Body Shop’s Body Butters for dry skin a lot. As it is hard to find a Christmas gift for him, I have improvised an all natural, fragrance-free body butter recipe for him. Maybe, he even likes it.
Ingredients for 200ml:
20g berry wax
75g cocoa butter
85g shea butter
15ml sweet almond oil
10ml vitamin E
Melt together the wax and the butters in a water bath, let cool for five minutes outside the water bath, then add the oil and the vitamin E while the mixture is still liquid. Pour into an airtight container, close the lid and let harden.