Anhydrous products are cosmetics that do not contain a water phase and we love them a lot because we do not need to use a preservative. Lately, solid products show a big increase (see previous posts) so today we will make a solid bar lotion. It is very easy to prepare and maintains its solid form as long as it stays at room temperature. It is activated with body temperature as it is applied to the skin for softness and deep hydration and is absorbed directly, without leaving a feeling of greasiness.
Today's formula is suitable for use in scars and stretch marks. It softens and hydrates the dry skin when applied to demanding spots such as knees and elbows.
I left the best for the end. Our recipe is vegan, so it's literally suitable for everyone!
Heart Lotion Bars with Rose Wax & Cupuacu Butter
recipe for 100 g | 3.5 oz
cosmetic phase a:
25 g | 0.88 oz sunflower wax
5 g | 0.18 oz rose wax
20 g | 0.71 oz sweet almond oil
20 g | 0.71 oz cupuacu butter
10 g | 0.35 oz mango butter
cosmetic phase b:
10 g | 0.35 oz evening primrose oil
9 g | 0.32 oz rose hip oil
1 g | 0.04 oz vitamin E
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops vanilla essential oil
4 drops jasmine essential oil
4 drops rose essential oil
- Before you start making the lotion bars, sanitise tools, equipment, work surface and wear rubber gloves. You will use 2 beakers, one for every phase.
- Melt in the water bath the ingredients of the A phase. When waxes and butters are completely melted, remove the beaker from the heat. Count 1-2 minutes and add the ingredients of the second phase. Stir well pour in molds. Let the mixture solidify - freezing will speed up the process - and then pop the bars out of the mold.
- If you want softer bars, you can add more oil and if you want more solid, you simply increase the amount of wax or butter.
- Sunflower wax is produced from sunflower oil and consists of saturated long chain esters and 70% fatty esters and 30% hydrocarbons. Provides hardness, gloss and is ideal for stabilizing water-in-oil emulsions while rose wax is a complex of fatty compounds from aromatic rose extracts. It consists predominantly of fatty acid esters, fatty alcohols and colouring from the flower of the rose.
- Almond oil stimulates and balances the functions of the skin, the evening primrose oil contains an extremely high fatty acid content and mainly linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid, belonging to the famous omega-6 fatty acids, restores the protective lipid film and regenerates and nourishes the skin while rose hip oil prevents and improves the appearance of stretch marks on the skin.
- Cupuacu butter contains a high amount of flavonols and a powerful antioxidant effect that helps skin rejuvenation by enhancing collagen synthesis while mango butter softens and hydrates the skin thoroughly.
- Vitamin E keeps the moisture of the skin at normal levels while the synergy of essential oils provides anti-inflammatory and soothing effect.