Prickly Pear Daily Moisturising Lotion

Prickly Pear Daily Moisturising Lotion

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Stage 1: (above 75°C)
6% Prickly Pear Seed Oil
6% Apricot Kernel Oil
3% Vegetal

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
81% Geranium, Bourbon Rose Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1% Lupine Peptides
1% Preservative Eco Plus
1% Vitamin E
0.5% Blood Orange Essential Oil
0.25% Rose Geranium Essential Oil
0.25% Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
100% Total


  • Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients in a double boiler until the temperature is over 75°C.
  • Heat the Stage 2 (water stage) to over 75°C in a stainless steel saucepan or borosilcate beaker.
  • When the Stage 1 is ready, pour into the Stage 2. Use a stick blender (high shear) to emulsify the two stages. This will happen in about 30 seconds, so keep checking. When you lift the stick blender out of the mixture, the mix running off the blender head should look like a thin cream. If it looks granular or like it is separating, it needs more high shear blending.
  • When it has emulsified, use a spatula to stir it whilst it is cooling down. You can use a cold water bath to speed up the cooling. Do not continue to use the stick blender as this will destroy the liquid crystal structure that the emulsification has formed.
  • When it is under 40°C, add any Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar or bottle and label.

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