Thanks to the wonderful input from our customers we revised this lotion base to make it easier to customize. In our tests, it's easier than ever to mix any fragrance or essential oil in with no issues of separation. Formula revised Nov. 2014.
Beeswax Lotion Base - We have revamped our recipe to make it richer and thicker! Using Avocado, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil, this lotion is filled with skin loving oils rich in vitamins. BTMS-50 and Beeswax combine to emulsify this lotion into a luxurious cream. Preserved with Optiphen, a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative which is still effective for temperatures below 176°F, which means you can safely warm up your lotion to more easily add in fragrance and transfer to smaller bottles.
Our Beeswax lotion base is unscented, uncolored, and waiting for your personal, customizing touch!
This product is sold by volume.
To use this lotion base - Warm the lotion base to 130°F in a fully disinfected container (5% bleach water or rubbing alcohol will disinfect your mixing containers). The lotion base will become the consistency of a melted milkshake. Add your fragrance at the recommended usage rate (typically .1 ounces of fragrance per 16 ounces of lotion) and stir until fully incorporated. Pour carefully into your containers. Let the lotion sit until it is room temperature prior to putting the cap on. The preservative system in this lotion starts to degrade at 176°F. Please ensure your lotion gets no warmer than 130°F during the heating phase.
Our Heavy Duty Lotion pumps fit these gallon containers perfectly! Purchase one here. Easy to follow instructions for working with our lotion base are here.
Ingredients: Common Name: Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, BTMS-50, Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Optiphen, Vitamin E, Hydroxyethylcellulose
Botanical Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Ricinus Communis Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Mixed Tocopheryl, Hydroxyethylcellouse
I love this product. It is thick and luxurious. All my clients ask for this base and I will never be straying from it, we add a few oils and butters to it when we heat it and add fragrances and it turns into such a nice lotion that everyone raves about. Plus I love the fact that it last on your skin for a long time.
I read the reviews about the Beeswax lotion base and thought I would give it a try. I followed the instructions for heating and making it into my creation. I blended it with fragrance oil and a very tiny amount of lab colour. The temperature never went above 132°. After mixing it together, it was nice and smooth; perfect consistency. It is in its container cooling and has started to separate. I'm not sure exactly what went wrong. I used sun ripened raspberry fragrance oil. I cleaned the bowl prior with alcohol and was sure it was completely dry before adding the base to it. It works just fine and smells wonderful, it has just separated.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Bjorn-Ake! I'm sorry that the base is separating on you! We love the Beeswax Lotion Base and hadn't had any issues with separation. It sounds like the fragrance may be separating out. You should be able to stir anything that precipitated out back in so I would try whisking the lotion back together!
I have very dry skin and I love butters, my skin soaks it up . I thought everyone would like the Body Butter. My best friend hated it , she does not have dry skin she said the the Boddy Butter was yucky on her skin, it just laid there and she walked straight into the bathroom and washed it off. My skin on the other hand soaked it up I loved it . People have different skin types . In my opinion the people with dry skin such as myself are drawn to Body butter more than lotion . I think your clients know their skin type and would realize the kind of butter or lotion their skin needs. I don't think you need to worry. Just a thought .
Hope that helps.
I tried this and the Shea butter, and I like this butter better. I think it is thinner but more moisturizing. I have very dry skin and this is the only lotion my skin loves in the winter.
I just got this last week. I make my own body butters but making my own lotions from scratch isn't something I want attempt yet. However I desperately wanted something not quite so heavy as my body butter. I purchased both this and the aloe lotion base and I'm so in love with both. Not greasy, my skin feels great afterwards, and paired with sandalwood essential oils it makes for the BEST smelling lotion, IMO. Thank you SO much!
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