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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lotion 2




The lotion I made at the of January has been working out nicely. My skin is much smoother. I decided to add some extra goodies in my next batch. I wanted something that renewed my skin and offered antioxidants. I have acne, sun damage, eczema, & keratosis pilaris on various sections of my skin. I am looking for one lotion that will soothe all my conditions.

Curcuma Xanthorrhiza CO2 Extract  

  • Recommended Usage: 0.01% - 0.2% 
  • Use in formulations for dry, irritated or chapped skin, & problem skin, such as acne or eczema.  

 

Willow Bark

  • Recommended Usage: 2.5% - 5.0% 
  • Standardized to 10% Salicylic Acid
  • Natural salicylates will enhance skin cell renewal without irritation 

 Antioxidant Synergy Blend 
  •  Recommended Usage: 0.3%
  •  Antioxidant blend of ascorbic acid, rosemary extract, and tocopherols
  •  Topical free radical scavenger for skin care products


Heated Oil:


Heated Water: (put aside extra heated water to compensate for evaporation)


Cool down:


Refer to last month's Lotion post for full instructions on preparing the ingredients.

10 comments :

  1. Thanks for the recipe! With eczema in our family I will have to try this!

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  2. Wow! This looks great! I'm going to try it.

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  3. Glad you found something that worked for you. I guess you also know exactly what is in the product you are using which is a big plus.

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    1. Through some trial and error I have. It's nice usually only necessary ingredients and picking my own scents. ;-) Apple pie is my favorite.

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  4. This sounds great. Thank you for sharing..

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  5. I would love to make my own skin care products at home!

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  6. This sound absolutely heavenly! Do you get everything from Brambleberry? I know I jump between there and Wholesale Supplies Plus. Lotion is one of those things I still haven't made yet and I think I will have to try your recipe! Does the willow bark also help with pain? I know it's in a lot of natural pain killers and used to be chewed to deal with pain in the old days.

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    1. Willow Bark is a very old remedy for headaches and pains when taken orally. I have not tried it orally. Topically it is good for acne. The Salicylic Acid encourages the shedding of dead skin cells & unplugging the follicle therefore it's good for clogged pores and keratosis pilaris. Hopefully this small dosage will not irritate my skin over time.

      I purchase from 3 suppliers, Lotion Crafter, The Herbarie and Bramble Berry.
      Lotion Crafter is the only one that carries the silicone mix I prefer. Herbarie has several antioxidants and extracts to choose from. Bramble Berry has mostly basic ingredients and of course the wonderful scents. I do buy my Essential Oils from Bramble Berry. They are not the purest however they still do their magic.

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  7. This is great! I'd love to try making my own lotion, I will have to give this a try, thanks!!

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  8. What a great idea! I'm def gunna try it!

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