Oatmeal Lotion – Sophie Prisque

Important note on preservation below recipe.
ORIGINAL POST BY SOPHIE 16 FEB 2016:-
This lotion was tested on my son who may potentially have eczema. It could also be the dry Canadian winter weather. It is still unknown. But when I mentioned it to my Doctor, she told me to use Vaseline and I knew this wouldn’t help him so I had to come up with a lotion that would. After a few questions on this page and some research, I came up with this. Enjoy.
First you will need to make oat milk.
In a mason jar, fill it 3/4 of the way with rolled oats. Then add water to fill the jar. I left mine in the fridge over night. The next day when I was ready to make my lotion, I stirred the mixture for a few minutes then strained it.
You also can make a olive oil infusion with Calendula and Chamomile. But this step can be skipped if you don’t want to.
Recipe:
  • 6oz oats water
  • .50 oz (half and ounce) stearic acid
  • .50 oz shea butter
  • .60 oz of e-wax
  • .60 oz of pumpkin seed oil*
  • .60 oz olive oil
  • .50 oz preservative. (Always follow the recommended amount indicated for the preservative you choose)
*If you do not have pumpkin seed oil, you can just do more olive oil. Or you can choose a different oil that benefits dry skin like Avocado.
  1. Melt your butters, waxes and stearic acid.
  2. I then added my milk. It can get cloudy and possibly turn solid. If this happens, its simply because you are adding cold to hot. To fix this, place your mixture over a double boiler and stir until there are no lumps left.
  3. Let cool until recommended temperature to add your preservative.
  4. I used a stick blender to make sure all my ingredients were well combined.
  5. Pour into your jars and let sit over night. The mixture will continue to thicken until its a nice lotion consistency.
If you would like to see photos of the testing I did with my son you can send me a msg on facebook.
We applied it 3-4 times a day for 3 days and the difference is remarkable!
EDITED 21 MARCH 2016: As a cosmetic chemist and educator, I am passionate about people learning lotionmaking the safe way which would pass lab tests.  I worry that as there is not enough information on the net on how to make safe and stable lotions that bloggers/authors end up writing recipes which, without realising, would not pass preservative nor stability tests such as the recipe below (oat milk is extremely challenging to preserve etc).  
I totally understand that the author had good intentions when posting their recipe and did not realise that they have themselves not been taught the proper way.  Lotionmaking is highly complex, taking most people years of reading scientific sources and experimentation but in an effort to help, here’s my checklist which will walk members through the lotion making maze and enable them to spot potential issues such as the oat milk in this recipe which will be extremely difficult to preserve: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/simply-free-bath-body-recipes/make-safe-lotionscreamsmoisturizers-jane-barber-cosmetic-chemist-wwwmakingskinca/1483884995249589

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