I’ve been running short of my handmade lotion for a few weeks now. It’s a good thing there are some reliable brands available for purchase for those times! In any case, I just made a new batch of lotion and it’s divine.
It features one of my favorites additives, Sea Buckthorn Oil. This oil is orange and I keep it in the fridge to make sure it doesn’t go rancid. I added it right at the end of the lotion-making process and it turned the whole batch a lovely peach colour.
Many cosmetic companies are adding Sea Buckthorn Oil to their products and marketing it as an anti-aging agent. This oil is a great source of Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, and fatty acids.
Traditionally, Sea Buckthorn oil has been used to promote the healing of skin injuries, such as burns, sores, and eczema.
I made this lotion a bit more thinner than I have in the past. My past lotions were extremely thick (and moisturizing). Looking back, I would say they were more like creams. In this batch, I used more water and also added a cup of Orange Hydrosol. This batch of lotion works great in a pump bottle and it’s a bit too thin for a jar.
Here’s a quick photo of one of my bottles of lotion.
Next time, I’ll turn my mind to make a nice thick cream that will help me take care of my itchy skin!