Monday, 9 June 2014

Wash Off Body Lotion

Sometimes you really cannot be bothered to moisturise after a shower. Way too tired, just want to go to bed, but your skin's dry! I am the worst at remembering to moisturise. I hardly ever do it and my skin hates me for it especially in winter.

We've had a relatively warm autumn here in Melbourne but the weather is now cooling significantly and I've been pumping the heater as if we're heading in to the next Ice Age. I really dislike the cold. Growing up on the equator has not done me any favours.

Anyway, I was playing around today with my butters and oils (as you do) and thought I would try making a wash off moisturiser. The texture is mousse-y, creamy and so much fun to use. It does go on quite thick but once you add a little bit of water to the mix, it spreads easier and is oh-so-silky on the skin.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! There is absolutely no grease left once washed off and there is  no need to use soap or body wash beforehand. It is a gorgeous mild cleanser and moisturiser all in one. I think I must have washed my hands with the stuff five times after my shower. It really feels that good!

If you're going to keep this in your shower or for longer than a week then I would strongly suggest you add a preservative.

Ingredients for Wash Off Body Lotion

Makes approximately 200g

80g Shea Butter
40g Rice Bran Oil
36g Glycerine
36g Cocamidopropyl Betaine
4g Glyceryl Cocoate
2g Fragrance or Essential Oils

1. Combine softened shea butter, rice bran oil and glycerine in a stand mixer with a beater attachment. Whip on low to combine then turn the speed up high until your mixture is light and fluffy.

2. Stop the mixer and add the cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl cocoate. Whip again on high until everything is smooth and your mixture is the consistency of a luscious cream.

3. Add your fragrance or essential oils and fold in the cream with a spatula.

4. Pour in to a tub or bottle and jump in to a hot shower with it!

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