Well I am rather new to lotions. I've stuck to just salves and lotion bars. But my personal consumption spending on facial creams led me to want to try my own. I mean I make us everything else so.....why not?
A certain Smush company makes a lotion I like, with almond milk.
I love coconut milk. So I tried it. I used a slightly different recipe that I've been playing with (and my other lotions were HORRENDOUS). So I compared it to swifts basic recipe and tweaked mine. After all she's a chemist, and then I read her instructions better
Because 1) I wasn't heating and holding my water phase correctly. Therefore, chunkys. Yucky. 2) I was whisking by hand. As a soaper I love the immersion blender - I should have known better. Silly Consuela.
So. Proud to say this is my first successful lotion.
I used honey and glycerine. Coconut milk and water. Vanilla infused the distilled water. Cherry Kernel, Grapeseed & Apricot Kernel oils.
And used germall for my preservative. Some benzoin oil for the soft vanilla smell, and 3 drops of vanilla absolute. It was a small batch. About 2-3oZ.
Well sh*# if my lotion didn't turn out creamy and smelling divine. I can't stop smelling the patch I rubbed on my arm.
Oh can't post pics from my phone? I'll upload then edit to add them.