Goat Milk Lotion Recipe
- 2 oz bees wax/emulsifying wax (I have found that emulsifying wax works better than bees wax)
1/2 oz cocoa butter
- 1 1/2 oz palm kernel oil
8 oz coconut oil
8 tbs almond oil
- 1 cup goats milk
- 1 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1 tbs Germaben II
Mix the first five ingredients in a glass bowl, micro wave or heat over the stove till melted, whisk in the water and goat’s milk until the whole emulsion cools. I like to mix this together over an ice bath with a whisk. Don’t forget to add the Germaben II once it has become lotion. Store in glass jar in fridge. If the lotion is too thick you can add more water to thin it out. I’ve also had success with re heating the lotion and mixing again to get it to stay emulsified, even adding more emulsifying wax if the lotion starts to separate.
One thing I always have to remind myself of when I first mix the oils and liquids together, is that the milk is not curdling, it is becoming lotion as it has kind of a strange look in the beginning. Keep mixing, it will turn to lotion.
Let’s watch as this gal makes lotion on you tube.
Why The Ingredients in This Goat Milk Lotion Recipe Are Good For Your Skin
Raw goat’s milk does so many amazing things for your skin that you can discover over here on in this article about why use goats milk soap, What this article talks about in regards to goat milk in soaps is not just true for goats milk soaps, but for this goat milk lotion recipe too.
In addition to the goat milk, the almond oil is an excellent emollient and helps skin retain moisture. It makes your skin smooth and young looking and is a good oil for combating irritated skin.
Help prevent premature aging of your skin, it is a moisturizer and helps with various skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.
Cocoa butter – long touted for it’s ability to fade stretch marks (don’t most of us moms remember lathering it on our big bellies toward the end of pregnancy?), also has properties that remove free radicals in your skin. It penetrates deep into the skin so is extra moisturizing and also contains vitamin E which fades scars.
All in all this lotion should make you feel special not only because you made it yourself, but because it is good for you.
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You can find all of the ingredients you need to create your own lotion here