Friday, February 13, 2015

Whipped Cream Lotion W/ Babbassu & Meadowfoam Oil

 Whipped Cream Lotion
featuring  Babassu oil and Meadowfoam  oil.

11.04 ounces distilled water
1.6 ounces Babassu Oil
1.6 ounces Meadowfoam Oil
0.8 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
.48 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.16 ounces Liquid Glycerin
0.16 ounces Stearic Acid
0.08 ounces Germaben II or
0.1 ounces of Optiphen ND
0.08 ounces Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil

Weigh out your water, emulsifying wax, stearic acid & heat for approximately one minute in the microwave or double boiler method heat until all the waxes have completely melted. Next weigh out your Babassu oil, Meadowfoam oil, Macadamia Nut oil & add them to the already heated mixture of waxes & water. Whip it with a stick/hand/immersion blender. Add the Germaben II or Optiphen ND, Liquid Glycerin & fragrance or essential oil & continue to whip. As it cools it will thicken. Note this is very light & fluffy that is why we referenced Whipped Cream. Recipe makes 16 ounces so make sure you have enough bottles on hand to transfer your finished product into. We prefer using a lotion bottle vs. a jar. This recipe is super light & fluffy, a bottle with a pump top would be ideal for packaging.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BABASSU SOAP RECIPE

BABASSU SOAP RECIPE

We recently added Babassu oil to our product line. I researched and found that Babassu oil is suppose to have similar properties to coconut oil when used in Cold Process soap. It has lathering attributes and is actually not as drying as coconut oil so very ideal for baby soaps, facial soaps and sensitive skin soap.  I am a huge fan of coconut oil in all my soap recipes so this recipe was definitely thinking outside the box for me. In any case, it turns out I love the finished product and so have decided to post it for all to try.


Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil       16 oz wt.
Avocado Oil                 8 oz wt.
Babassu Oil               11 oz wt.   (25% of my total fats)
Castor Oil                    3 oz wt.
Mango Butter              5 oz wt.
Sodium Lactate          1 oz wt.

Sodium Hydroxide       5.95 oz wt.  (5% superfat)
Distilled Water           18 oz wt.

Fragrance Oil/ Essential Oil optional :  Use approximately 2.5 oz wt. of fragrance oil, or 3 oz wt. of essential oil depending on the oil you choose this may change (use spicy notes at a lesser amount due to skin sensitivity as well as possibility of a soap seizure).
This recipe yields 61 ounces of liquid soap, good to know when choosing your mold. I used our $20 wooden soap box available by following the link www.pinemeadows.net/newproducts.php. This soap traced quickly. Initially it was a little soft  but upon curing for a few weeks hardened up nicely. All oils in this recipe can be ordered www.pinemeadows.net/soap.php