Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tea Tree Oil & Cucumber Balancing Day Lotion

photo courtesy of thayers.com
I have been swamped with working on getting my Etsy page set up and my products ready to launch.  I am so close to turning my virtual "Open" sign on.  I wanted to share an easy recipe I created using Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel and Mountain Rose Herbs Cucumber Hydrosol.   My recipe is called Tea Tree Oil & Cucumber Balancing Day Lotion.  It smells light, fresh and clean and is great for normal, combination, oily and acne-prone skin types. It is made with fast absorbing jojoba and hazelnut oils along with skin toning witch hazel and purifying tea tree oil. I also added in Leucidal Liquid which is Leuconostoc/Radish Rood Ferment Filtrate and is a natural preservative.  You don't have to add in the Leucidal Liquid and can choose to make it without the natural preservative and simply store the lotion in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Tea Tree Oil & Cucumber Balancing Day Lotion
makes 61 grams

20 grams Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel
20 grams Mountain Rose Herbs Cucumber Hydrosol
6 grams Jojoba Seed Oil
5 grams Hazelnut Oil
1 gram liquid lecithin
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
2 grams Stearic Acid
1 gram Vitamin E
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 grams  Leucidal Liquid

Measure out the cucumber witch hazel and cucumber hydrosol into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water.  Measure out the jojoba oil, hazelnut oil, liquid lecithin,  stearic acid, and emulsifying wax into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water.  When both mixtures reach 150 degrees F, remove from the heat.

Carefully pour the oil mixture into a heat-proof mixing bowl and begin mixing with a hand-mixer set on medium speed. Carefully add in the warm witch hazel/hydrosol mixture and continue mixing for 5 minutes.

Once the lotion cools to under 100F, mix in the Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil and Leucidal Liquid (if using). Pour your lotion into a sterile container and allow to cool completely.

Enjoy!!!!


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