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DIY goat milk lotion from scratch

Susarithas

A lot of skin products are made using goat milk. It reduces aging, eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems.

Watch this video and make one yourself

Ingredients need are

  • Organic goat Milk – 2.5 cups
  • Unrefined shea butter – 1.5 tbsp 
  • Organic Almond oil – 1 tbsp
  • Organic Ghee – 1/2 tsp
  • Emulsifying wax – 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable Stearic acid – ½ tsp
  • Natural Preservative – 1.5 tsp
  • Lavender Essential oil – 1.5 tsp (optional) 
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Stick blender
  • Glass beaker
  • Infrared thermometer

Information regarding the ingredients:

Goat milk: Rich in good fats. Makes your skin look soft, young and hydrated.

Shea butter: Makes your skin soft and hydrated. It has a lot of anti-inflammatory properties.

Almond oil: It has a lot of vitamin E and helps protect the skin from sun damage. The fatty acids in almond oil reduces acne and reduces the itchiness on ones skin

Ghee: It reduces aging dn keeps your skin soft and moisturized.


Emulsifying Wax: The emulsifying was is obtained from the fats of vegetables. It is natural and is a necessary ingredient to make lotion. It combines the oil and water together.

Vegetable stearic acid: It is obtained from the vegetables like beets. In this recipe, stearic acid thickens the lotion and makes it easy to spread on the skin.

Natural preservative: Preservatives are needed to keep the ingredients fresh. In this recipe, I am using “optiphen plus” which is paraben and formaldehyde free.

Essential oil: I have used lavender because it has a calming effect on babies and it smells so good. This is totally optional and is used to scent the lotion. If you prefer unscented lotion, just skip adding the essential oil.

Aloe vera gel: Keeps skin hydrated and smooth. It clears any rash or itchiness on your skin.

Stick blender: I have used this to blend the milk and oils. You can also use the regular blender.

Glass beaker: I have used this to melt the oils. You can use any heat resistant jar

Infrared thermometer: This is used to measure the temperature of the liquids.

Method:

  1. Clean all the utensils and the surface using the isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Boil the goat milk under low flame. It tends to burn so keep stirring the milk under low flame.
  3. In a separate heat resistant jar, add the oils, emulsifying wax and stearic acid.
  4. Place this jar on a pot of boiling water. Let it a melt.
  5. Add the melted oils to the goat milk. The milk and the oils should be hot to emulsify.
  6. Check the temperature. When below 120F, add aloe vera gel.
  7. Using a stick blender, blend the milk, aloe vera gel and the oils for about 5 minutes.
  8. Now add the preservative and essential oil. Mix it well.
  9. Bottle them using a pump bottle or jar.
  10. Label them and use it as needed.

NOTE:

  • The lotion stays good only for 5 months with preservative. I recommend using the lotion within 1 month and make a fresh batch later.
  • If you do not like the scrubby fee with the goat milk fats, you can filter it using a steel strainer.

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