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Natural oils, lotions and lotion making

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Try Eeris' Recipe! 4 Replies

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Tiara L Catey Oct 11, 2010.

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Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on January 4, 2011 at 7:13pm
Pat I don't have instructions anywhere but my lotion recipe is posted on one of the discussions above! Makeing the rice bags and eye pillow is pretty straight forwrd if one knows how to sew...
Comment by Pat Ward on January 3, 2011 at 8:58pm
That's sounds great Eeris, do you have a website that has information on how to make these things?
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on January 3, 2011 at 8:40pm
This Holiday season I made some extra homemade lotion, and made homemade gifts like lavender/rice eye pillows, micorwavable ricepacks and gave some as gifts and sold a bunch to clients - it was a great success!
Comment by Diedre Seeley on November 8, 2010 at 8:25am
You might also consider jojoba which is not really an oil, but a liquid wax. Hobacare is an excellent choice.
Comment by Harry Banek on November 6, 2010 at 6:24pm
Amy,
Shea butter is derived from a nut found in west Africa. Nut sensitivities and allergies associated with North American nuts do not typically occur with shea butter. It is considered hypoallergenic though you can certainly have any client that has an issue with nuts do a spot test.
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on September 6, 2010 at 4:31pm
Amy, Welcome!
I am not sure how to help you on that one since most of the solids I am using are on your NO NO list... did you look into mango butter? I started using it and like it a lot but i am always using it in combination with the shea and coca butter, so not sure how it will act as a standing alone butter. You might have to stick with working with straight oils like the apricot kernel, grape seed, avocado oil (that one could be allegenic too for some) for the highly allergic people. Good luck- Let us know if you come up with something!
Eeris
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on September 1, 2010 at 11:24pm
Wow, it has been very quiet here lately...
I just made another batch of lotion this past weekend, and I must say that this time I was really tempted to just buy a gallon instead of spending my time making my own lotion, but I just could do it... once you get used to the good stuff and its hard to go back to the commercial stuff. I get a great sense of satisfaction working with my own home made lotion. My clients love it and some even buy it for their own use. I call it Krem De La Motek...(motek is sweetness in Hebrew)
Comment by Sanna Miller on February 6, 2010 at 4:16pm
You're welcome Barbara- now you don't have to experience it the hard way!

Eeris- That definitely helps! Thanks so much! I'm drawn to the oils for their skin soothing properties, but more drawn to the butters and beeswax and now I know why! i know it's a lot about proportions too, but this gives me a really good starting point. Thanks!
Comment by Barbara Vonau on February 5, 2010 at 11:05am
Hey there,
I never knew about people being allergic to lavender. I just wanted to say thank you for mentioning it!
Barbara
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on February 5, 2010 at 11:04am
Sanna. Beeswax definitely will make your lotion thicker and "draggy". the more oils (Jojoba, pecan, apricot, almond, coconut etc..) you add to the lotions the more glidy it will be, the more butters (Shea, cocoa and other butters) the thicker it will feel. That is my experience with experimenting...
Hope that helps
 

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