Orchid Lotion Project
ThHis recipe is made with jojoba oil, which is well-known for its absorption and moisturizing abilities. Bramble Berry’s orchid extract is dispersed in fractionated coconut oil, which has a lightweight and non-greasy feel. Together, they create a lotion that absorbs quickly and thoroughly hydrates the skin.
The lotion is scented with Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil. It’s a complex blend of tuberose, cucumber, clove, and balsam. It smells like a high-end perfume, which makes it perfect for leave-on body products.
Lotion is easier to make than you think. The process involves binding together water and oils using an emulsifier. For more information on how to create your own lotion or how to tweak this recipe, click here. This recipe is quite thick, but it easily comes out of our 4 oz. bottles. It would also be suitable for our 4 oz. Plastic Bail Jars.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 30 minutes
- Kit Yields: 20 oz. of lotion
Jojoba Oil, Golden - 4 ozItem#:IB002444 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lbItem#:IB003044 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 2 ozItem#:IB003048 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Orchid Extract - 1 ozItem#:IB000365 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil - 2 ozItem#:IB000835 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Orchid Lotion Project
This lotion is thick and luxurious – perfect for protecting the skin from harsh weather!
15 oz. Distilled Water (75%)
2 oz. Jojoba Oil (10%)
1 oz. Orchid Extract (5%)
1.2 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax (6%)
0.4 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier (2%)
0.2 oz. Optiphen (1%)
0.2 oz. Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil (1%)
About Five 4 oz. Plastic Bail Jars or 4 oz. Bottles
EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your lotion. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible.
|In a heat-safe container, add 15 ounces of distilled water. Heat in the microwave on 1 minute bursts until the water is about 160-180° F.|
In a separate heat-safe container, combine 2 ounces of jojoba oil, 1 ounce of orchid extract, 1.2 ounces of Polawax Emulsifying Wax, and 0.4 ounces of BTMS-50. Melt the waxes in the microwave on 30-60 second bursts.
Check the temperature of both containers - they should be about 160° F. When they’re ready, tap your stick blender on the bottom of the bowl to release bubbles. Pour the oils and wax into the water and stick blend for 60-90 seconds.
Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130-140° F. Add 0.2 ounces of Blushing Orchid Fragrance Oil and 0.2 ounces of Optiphen. Stick blend for another 60-90 seconds to fully combine.
Carefully pour the lotion into the containers. This recipe will fill about five 4 oz. containers. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap to prevent condensation. Enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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