New Formula! We've made slight changes to our Aloe Lotion base to improve the stability, but it it still has the same great feel.
Aloe Lotion Base: This lotion base has a luxurious feel with a thin consistency that doesn't leave skin greasy feeling. Some of the key ingredients that we've included in this lotion base are aloe vera, oat extract, buckthorn extract, and panthenol. These additives were included in our formulation to help increase the moisturizing power and leave skin looking and feeling softer.
This product is sold by volume.
Our aloe lotion base is unscented, uncolored, and waiting for your personal, customizing touch! 1 gallon is about 124 ounces by weight. To add fragrance just add in the appropriate amount using the Fragrance Calculator – no heat necessary! Be sure to use a fully disinfected container (5% bleach water or rubbing alcohol will disinfect your mixing containers).
Our Heavy Duty Lotion pumps fit the gallon containers perfectly! Purchase one here. Easy to follow instructions for working with our lotion base are here.
Ingredients: Common Name: Water, Aloe Vera Liquid (and) Citric Acid (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Sodum Sulfite, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, BTMS-50 (Moisturizing thickener), Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Oat Extract, DL Panthenol, Optiphen (Preservative), Buckthorn Extract, Vitamin E
Botanical Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (and) Citric Acid (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Sodium Sulfite, Persea gratissima Oil, Oryza sativa Bran Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Capric Triglycerides (and) Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Capric Triglycerides (and) Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Mixed Tocopherol
I love this lotion as gifts. I use Baggie to color and scent, then insert a cookie decorating end piece in Baggie and cut off a small corner of the Baggie. I put the brambleberry bottle onto a tile that has a piece of earthquake "clay" on it so that bottle doesn't move and insert the cookie decorating end in bottle and squeeze the bag. I made several of these as Xmas gifts and had some left over. The bottle in my shower used the same scent, but was pink. I squeezed in the leftover "yellow colored" lotion. It looks like a parfait to eat and is still striped. Lovely. Will make some future got in stripes to match some soaps. Fun.
I love this product! Recently I was asked to make lotion with hemp seed oil. I saw the same questions in the reviews but not the answer. What percentage of oil? And do you heat it to a certain temp? I'd really appreciate a response.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Shari! I'm so glad you love our Aloe Lotion Base! All of our Bramble Berry lotion bases, including this one, have been formulated to accept up to about 5% of additional oils, extracts, or fragrances by weight, including small amounts of silicones like Cyclomethicone. The easiest way to add in oils is to bring a measured amount of your lotion base up to about 110-130°F until it begins to liquefy (almost like a melted mixture). Add the calculated amount of "extras" then stick blend until smooth. Finally, pour into bottles and let sit, uncapped, for 24 hours.
To be clear, this product description states it is sold by volume. To other reviewers who want to insult BB's integrity, please read the description. I love how easy it is to create a small batch of lotion in whatever scent inspires me that day.
I love using the aloe lotion base as aftershave but I'd like to make it a little thicker. Can I add a little Shea Body Butter or Beeswax Lotion Base to thicken it?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Brandon! I'm so glad you love our Aloe Lotion Base! All of our Bramble Berry lotion bases have been formulated to accept up to about 5% of additional oils, extracts, or fragrances by weight, including small amounts of silicones like Cyclomethicone. The easiest way to add in oils is to bring a measured amount of your lotion base up to about 110-130°F until it begins to liquefy (almost like a melted mixture). Add the calculated amount of "extras" then stick blend until smooth. Finally, pour into bottles and let sit, uncapped, for 24 hours. I'm not sure how much this base will be able to be thickened but if you want to give it a try I would start with a hard butter, like Cocoa Butter.
It absorbs very quickly into the skin leaving a very light slippery smoothness to it. I make my lotions from scratch, never used a base before but wanted to try them out to see if I could save myself some time. All in all, its a pleasant lotion, very light and absorbs quickly. It leaves my hands smooth but not greasy, with a little bit of slip to them giving them the extra moisturizer they need.
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