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Old 08-22-2014, 03:51 PM   #11
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If you mix it carefully by the instructions then you are probably okay. The reason I don't recommend it is that too often people just put in how much they think should be in there rather than be absolutely precise when mixing it.


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Old 08-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #12
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How long and what temp do you hold the water/milk at?


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Old 08-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #13
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Thanks, Lindy!

I totally understand, it would NOT be okay for instance to use 12% of your recipe as either straight-up powder or undiluted canned.

The goatsmilk makes it harder to preserve, which is why you have to limit the amount and be very precise, but ohhhhhh it is so worth it!
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How long and what temp do you hold the water/milk at?
I don't worry about the temperature. I hold it at the same temperature as I melted it.

new12soap Exactly and yes, goat milk lotion is totally worth it.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #15
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Does this make a thinner lotion or thicker? I've been having a terrible time getting my lotion thin enough to easily be used in a flip top bottle lol.
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This is awesome! I don't have much experience in lotionmaking and this is an excellent tutorial! Thank you for sharing!!!
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Lindy -- I have made quite a few small batches of lotion for my personal use and have found a recipe I like really well. Now you've upset the apple cart! I plan to try your recipe -- and also to adapt my recipe to include milk and see how it compares to my non-milk version. Thank you for taking the time to share this recipe.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #18
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"...How long and what temp do you hold the water/milk at?..."

I was taught to heat-and-hold my water phase and oil phase liquids at a minimum of 160 F (70 C) for a minimum of 20 minutes. FWIW, my temps normally end up about 170-190. I was really fussy when I first started making lotions, but I've loosened up some over time. I agree with Lindy -- the temp and time aren't overly critical as long as you meet the minimum.
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Lindy,

thanks. so far i've been mixing as per instructions on the can, but i will try fresh gm next time.

you said this makes a thick lotion, do you think it will work on a pump bottle? or should i increase the water to make it thinner?
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With the goat milk in there, the water phase in Lindy's lotion adds up to about 75%.

The lotion I make has about 78% in the water phase, and it goes through a lotion pump just fine. I like to use the "high viscosity" pumps from Majestic Mountain Sage with 4 and 8 ounce bottles. I have put this lotion into a little 2 oz bottle with a teeny tiny pump to keep at my workbench. That works okay as long as the bottle is 1/2 full or so. It gets a little harder when the bottle is only 1/4 full. A better solution for those little amounts is to use a squeezable "tottle" (Malibu bottle). Or increase the water phase a few more percent.


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