This recipe is for a lightweight, fast-absorbing facial lotion that will sink quickly into your skin to nourish, smooth, and moisturize. It has an amazing and uplifting citrus aroma from the lemon verbena hydrosol and the small amount of lemon essential oil. Apply it first thing in the morning for a fresh citrus burst to help wake up your senses.
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Light & Lemony Face Lotion
makes about 4 ounces
2 1/2 teaspoons jojoba oil
2 1/2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1/2 teaspoon stearic acid
2 heaping teaspoons emulsifying wax NF
1/3 cup lemon verbena hydrosol
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
Measure the jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerin, stearic acid and emulsifying wax into a glass measuring cup and sit this in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water. Stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and the temperature reaches about 160 degrees F.
Measure the lemon verbena hydrosol into another glass measuring cup, sit this in a saucepan of simmering water, and heat to a temperature of about 160 degrees F.
Carefully remove both measuring cups from the simmering water. Pour the oil and wax mixture carefully into a heatproof mixing bowl and mix with a hand-held mixer set on medium speed. Carefully add the hydrosol and mix for a further 5 minutes. Add in the vitamin E and lemon essential oil and mix for a few more minutes.
Pour your lotion into a sanitized container and allow to cool completely and thicken. Store the lotion in the refrigerator and use within 30 days. This does not contain a preservative and needs to be kept refrigerated for best results. **You can use this all over your body too!
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs, Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!