Lavender Infused Aloe Vera Lotion

Heal and soothe skin damage with our lovely lavender infused aloe vera lotion. As you may know the aloe plant heals cracks, dryness, and other skin struggles. Though you may not know that adding lavender buds and essential oils to an aloe vera liquid creates the ultimate healing solution.

What You’ll Need:

1 oz Kukui Nut Oil
1 oz Fractionated Coconut Oil
0.4 oz Jojoba Oil
1.2 oz Matcha Green Tea Butter
0.9 oz Stearic Acid
1.1 oz Emulsifying Wax
22 oz Aloe Vera Liquid
1 cup Dried Lavender Buds
0.2 oz Carrot Extract
0.2 oz Optiphen
1 mL Lavender Fine Essential Oil
1 mL Cedarwood Essential Oil

Hardware:

Scale
Large Jar (1)
Heat-Safe container (2)
Stainless Steel Whisk
Stick Blender
1 Cup Measuring Cup
Silicone Spatula
4 oz Bottles with Black Caps (5)

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DIRECTIONS:

ALOE INFUSION PREP:

In a large enough jar weigh out 22 ounces of aloe vera liquid. Then add 1 cup of dried lavender buds to the aloe vera and stir until all the buds are completely submerged.  Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and set aside for one week.  We like to stir our mixture daily to ensure an even infusion.

 

EQUIPMENT PREP:

 Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your lotion. Your products must be as free as possible of germs, bacteria, and microbes.

 

ONE: In a heat-safe container, combine the kukui nut oil, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, stearic acid
and emulsifying wax. Heat the container in the microwave in 30-second bursts until the waxes have fully
melted and the mixture is about 165° F.

 

TWO: Add your matcha green tea butter to your hot oil and wax mixture.
Then stir in the butter until completely dissolved.

THREE: Pour 16 ounces of the lavender infused aloe vera liquid into a second heat-safe container.
Heat in the microwave to about 160° F.

FOUR: Check the temperatures of both containers. Each should be about 140-150° F. Once they are at the
correct temperature, pour the oils and wax into the water and begin pulsing the stick blender. Blend the
mixture for 60-90 seconds, making sure the oil and water are fully emulsified. Be careful to “burp” your
stick blender by tamping it on the bottom of the container to release bubbles – you don’t want bubbles
trapped in your lotion.

FIVE: Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130° F. Add the carrot extract, optiphen,
lavender fine essential oil, and the cedarwood essential oil and use the stick blender to blend for about 1-2 minutes more.

SIX: Carefully pour the lotion into bottles. Let the bottles sit overnight without a cap (otherwise condensation
can form inside the bottle). Once completely cooled, place the caps on the bottles and enjoy!

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2 Responses to Lavender Infused Aloe Vera Lotion

  1. Nancy Adams August 20, 2017 at 12:44 PM #

    This looks great and I am going to try it but, are you straining the lavender buds out of the infusion?

    • Otion - The Soap Bar August 20, 2017 at 7:07 PM #

      Yes, we strained the lavender buds from the aloe vera liquid before adding it.