Poppy and Watermelon Silky Body Lotion

Poppy and Watermelon Silky Body Lotion Recipe

A superbly elegant feeling lotion that sinks into the skin easily and quickly leaving it feeling silky, soft, conditioned and protected.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
4% White Poppy Seed Oil
4% Watermelon Seed Oil
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
1% VE Emulsifier

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
78% Boiling Spring Water
2.5% MF Emulsifier
2% Sorbitol

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
4% EcoSilk MB
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method:
  • Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a stainless steel bowl and place over a saucepan of boiling water (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.

  • Pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the Stage 2 ingredients and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Ensure the mix is still over 75°C and stir continually for 5 minutes.

  • 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 below 40°C add the remaining Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


3 Responses

Ileana
Ileana

December 21, 2021

Thank you very much for your detailed answer and for shedding some light on this topic- iodine value.

The thing is that when you make your own cosmetic products, even (or because) you are not a professional, you want to make them as good as possible and there is a lot of confusing information out there (internet).

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Kind regards,
Ileana

AROMANTIC LTD
AROMANTIC LTD

December 14, 2021

Thank you for your enquiry.

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

“The iodine number can be a guideline to look at when reviewing a new oil – but is it only a guideline. Using the iodine numbers only, you would also discount sweet almond oil and many other heat stable oils, which is just not the full picture.

It also depends on what is meant by heat stability. Commercially, producers heat oils to excessive levels for excessive amounts of time. This is damaging – even to a heat stable oil. We never heat an oil for more than 5 minutes to about 75C. This makes a huge difference.

We find that White Poppy Seed Oil is completely suitable for heating in Stage 1 in the type of formulations that we produce. That make not be the case in commercial premises that overheat."

Ileana
Ileana

December 14, 2021

Hello dear Aromantic Team,

I’ve bought the White Poppy Seed Oil some months ago and I want to use it.
I have a question though, regarding the heat-stability of this oil:
I’ve read that its iodine value is 133-197 and any oil with an iodine value >100 should
not be heated as there is the risk of thermal degradation.
Please explain why is safe to heat it as I am confused about that.
Thank you very much.

All the best to you.
Ileana

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