Camelina Soothing Skin Lotion

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A light lotion made with a selection of soothing ingredients that can be used both on the face and body. Suitable for irritated and sensitive skins.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
10% Camelina Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax (BTMS 25)
 
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
77% Boiling Spring Water
2% Cucumber Glycerol Extract
 
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Rice Bran CO2 Extract
2% Honey Moisturiser
1% Preservative 12
0.6% Palmarosa Essential Oil
0.2% Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
0.2% Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method:
  • Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.
  • When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger stainless steel bowl. Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler.
  • When both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are both over 75°C, pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the large bowl (stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Stir continually for 5 minutes maintaining the temperature over 75°C.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.
  • When the lotion is under 40°C add the remaining Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


6 Responses

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

September 09, 2021

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our research and development team;

“Our apologies.
There appears to have been an error made when that recipe was uploaded onto the website. We have now corrected it so that the Honey Moisturiser is included in the cool down stage 3.”

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

September 09, 2021

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development team;

“You are correct, and I apologise for that error. I think we had previously tested it with an emulsifier that was only heated for 30 seconds, and in that instance, it would have been OK. However, the longer heating with Emulsifying Wax BTMS25 would damage the Omega 3 content. Thank you for pointing that out to us, and we will correct that formulation.

If you are still wanting to use an oil with a high Omega 3 ratio, you could use Camelina Oil. You will see that it also is rich in Omega 3, so you could easily think that it would also be damaged. However, the high level of Omega 9 does seem to protect the integrity of the oil for the 5 minutes heating that the emulsifier needs. Much longer heating, and higher temperatures, would damage it, though. Do check the website details, though, to see if the qualities of Camelina suit what you require."

Ileana
Ileana

September 09, 2021

Good evening dear people :)

I have a question please, regarding the use of the Honey Moisturizer in this formula.
It is specified that it should be used in stage 3, and here it is used in stage 2.
Doesn’t this affect its properties at all?
I was about to start making the cream and then I’ve stopped.
I do trust you but I’m a bit puzzled, sorry.
Thank you again for your wonderful work.

Kind regards,
Ileana

Thea
Thea

September 09, 2021

The product description for Sacha Inchi Oil says it’s not heat stable yet in this recipe it’s heated. Please can you kindly advise?

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

January 07, 2021

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Yes, that will work fine. Make sure you combine all the Stage 3 ingredients together before adding them to the cream. Preservative Eco has a slight odour which is more noticeable if you add it last. Adding it in the combined Stage 3 ingredients, reduces that odour.”

Alison
Alison

January 07, 2021

This sounds lovely. I was wondering though if I could swap the Preservative 12 for Preservative Eco as I have some of that already?

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