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Godiva

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This is the recipe I used to make my 1st lotion - total was 30 ounces, not counting fragrance and preservative:

sodium lactate 1% 0.3
stearic acid 2% 0.6
ewax 4% 1.2
sweet almond 6% 1.8
apricot k oil 4% 1.2
shea butter 1% 0.3
sunflower oil 3% 0.9
water 79% 23.7

preservative 1% 0.3
fragrance oil 4% 1.2

Right now it is cooling down, but at this point, appears that it is going to be too watery.

If it is too watery, can I make a batch with less water to hopefully be a bit thicker and add it to what I already have?

Also a person I worked with said she went to a shop where she could choose the fragrance she wanted and they would mix it with a lotion base. Do you think that this would work with this type of lotion?
 

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it should thicken as it cools, and yes, you can scent it by the bottle rather than scenting the whole batch the same scent. :)
 

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krissy said:
it should thicken as it cools, and yes, you can scent it by the bottle rather than scenting the whole batch the same scent. :)
Thanks Krissy.

It was still pretty watery late last night, but this morning it had thickened to a nice consistency.
 

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Keep in mind too that the additives you put in can affect the consistency: any citrus (including GSE) will probably thin your product
Zinc oxyde will thicken it etc
 

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Earthchild said:
Congratulations! Lotion-making is an addiction.
I can see where it will be - I already have a soap and a candle addiction.
 

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