Sometimes the devil is in the details. Of all things, do you know what was wrong with my lotion? Why it was seperating? I was adding the water to the oil. Thats how I had read to do it, but in fact it works MUCH MUCH better to add the OIL to the WATER. Ah-hah! There we go, perfectly blended lotion without any beads of water. :)
So the new recipe is:
1 cup water
3/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp Bees wax
Melt the bees wax and oil in a water bath. Put you water in the blender, start blending and slowly add in the oil, no problemo!
One good thing about blogs is you can learn from other people's mistakes. You just got one handy tip above, now in the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you another. I hated my Cocoa Rose lotion. Yep, sad face all the way. It did smell nice, if a bit faint, but the thing is, when you get to adding ingredients that aren't assisting in the intended use for the product (smelling vs moisturizing), well, it's pretty much a crap shoot if those ingredients (fragrance) will go on to ruin the whole thing. I wouldn't say it ruined it, but I didn't like it as much. It smelled pretty... but must my lotion smell pretty? My regular lotion, without scent, doesn't smell bad- it doesn't smell much at all.
See my simple olive oil and bees wax lotion is a super good moiturizer, and all ingredients won't clog pores. Truly, you could open up a jar and eat it... if you wanted. It was soooo nice. I used to have terrible skin... I would buy every more expensive face lotions, and a seperate eye lotion, and a night cream, and a sperate (cheaper) body lotion, then a special lotion for my feet.... you get the picture. My lotion is simple and can be slathered head to toe, around my eyes, on my face. It banished my acne and I came to realize it was responsible for my lashes growing super long (who knew?).
My scented lotion was not as moisturizing, but did fine for my face and body in general. I had to take great care not to get it near my eyes... when I did it hurt. Plus, the fragrance oils are the most expensive part. I wouldn't say I've sworn off scents, but for now, simpler is better.
Also, on the plus side, my Etsy account is live... er, sort of. So if you are interested in what I make, but don't want to do it yourself, you can check that out. Now that I have a lotion worth standing behind, I plan on putting that up too. Right now there is just one lowly chapstick on my account. My plan is to "purchase" it myself in order to findout just how the process works. I will post my Esty account once I truly have things for sale on it.
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