how to lotion colloidal oatmeal DIY recipe guide easy skin care

How to Make a Soothing Colloidal Oatmeal Lotion

Written by: | February 25, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Oatmeal comes from a simple grain and yet this unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. Oatmeal is versatile and amazing and is especially effective at soothing skin. If you’d like to learn more about oatmeal and its use in skin care, check out this blog.

This calming lotion recipe can make a real impact on skin and uses luxurious Organic Jojoba Oil to help lock in moisture. Follow along this moderate-level recipe with Teeneke in the video below, or jump to written instructions below the video.

 

Equipment You’ll Need

• Mixing bowls
• Stick Blender (high sheer blender)
• Scale
• Pot or microwave safe container
• Stove, hot plate, or microwave (for melt phase)

Ingredients

0.05 Lbs – Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate
0.02 Lbs – Glyceryl Stearate SE
0.03 Lbs – Cetyl Alcohol
0.06 Lbs – Kokum Butter
0.006 Lbs – Xanthan Gum
0.05 Lbs – Sorbitol
0.03 Lbs – Colloidal Oatmeal
0.02 Lbs – Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glycerin
1.54 Lbs – Deionized Water
0.2 Lbs – Golden Jojoba Oil – Certified Organic

Directions

Water Phase

Weigh and add the following ingredients to a large pot and heat to 150 degrees
0.54 Lbs – Deionized Water
0.03 Lbs – Colloidal Oatmeal
0.08 Lbs – Sorbitol
Using your stick blender, slowly sprinkle Xanthan Gum into your pot while mixing with your blender, be sure to mix constantly to avoid any clumps. You will notice your water phase getting more viscous.
0.006 Lbs – Xanthan Gum
Use your stick blender to mix VERY thoroughly and set aside

Oil Phase

Place the following ingredients in a pot or microwave-safe container and heat until completely melted or to 170 degrees.
0.2 Lbs – Golden Jojoba Oil
0.1 Lbs – Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate
0.08 Lbs – Glyceryl Stearate SE
0.03 Lbs – Cetyl Alcohol
0.06 Lbs – Kokum Butter

Make sure your water phase ingredients are still hot and at about 150 degrees. Slowly add the melted oil phase ingredients to the Water Phase ingredients – be sure to use your stick blender mixing all of the ingredients while adding Oil Phase ingredients to Water Phase ingredients. Continue to mix until all ingredients are fully blended and your lotion is fully emulsified.

Once your lotion is cooled to 110F – Add the following Preservative and mix thoroughly.
0.02 Lbs – Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glycerin

Please note that this recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product.

 

We’d love to know how yours works out!

There are no comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.