Majestic Mountain Sage (MMS), one of my favorite soap supply companies, had a contest on their blog offering a free 16 oz. bottle of virgin macadamia nut oil—and I won and received a fantastic bottle of it! And a very generous freebie, it is! (Thank you, MMS!)
My roses are waking up, though no buds quite yet, and it has put me in the mood for a nice rose scent. In one of my MMS orders,
they sent a lotion sample with Rose Garden fragrance oil. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but by the time I used the whole sample, I really liked it. (It also works well in cold process soap; no discoloration! That’s for another blog post, though.)
I love macadamia nut oil in lotion, so to celebrate the macadamia nut oil and the start of spring, I thought I’d share one of my go-to lotion recipes. I use this lotion on my face, on my body, and as a hand lotion. The anhydrous lanolin adds a great moisturizing effect, but it has a pretty distinct scent, so a little goes a long way. Fortunately, you only need a tiny bit.
|Liquid Glycerin (or Hydrovance)||1.6%|
|Macadamia nut oil, virgin||3.2%|
|Coconut oil, virgin||2.0%|
|Germaben II||1.0% of the lotion base|
|Rose Garden fragrance oil||1 mL per 100 grams of lotion|
Both MMS and Bramble Berry have information on how to make lotion. I hope you enjoy it!