Aloe Juice & other additives in Lotion

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froggybean37

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Hiya!

Have started playing around with emulsified lotions and have a whole jug of aloe juice - am wondering how it is in lotion? Does it make it sticky?

Also - can you use something like coconut milk in lotion? Are there special steps beyond heating & holding you need to do prior to incorporating? Does it affect the amount of preservative you'd use?

Thanks so much in advance!
 

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heat and hold is a must. When you use milks you need to preserve it very well, full potency of your whatever you use. Aloe juice , I used the one from supplier and it is preserved already. It is not easy to preserve botanicals;) I still make lotion with aloe vera organic poweder.
 

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Oh absolutely! I had read a recipe that used aloe juice instead of distilled water but wasn't sure the overall effect it would have on the feeling on the lotion which is why I ask :)
 

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I guess milk and glycerin should be heated and hold too (water phase) but don't they loose any valuable and heat sensitive ingredient?
Aloe juice , I used the one from supplier and it is preserved already.
What do you use to preserve it? I have also bought aloe vera gel and I just keep it in the refrigerator.
 
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