by Allison B. Kontur (http://www.bathbodysupply.com/)
You will need:
4 oz Avocado Oil
4 oz Stearic Acid
5 ml (1 tsp) Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
2 oz Vegetable Glycerin
16 oz Distilled Water
7.5 ml (1.5 tsp) Liquipar Optima (Preservative)
7.5 ml (1.5 tsp) Fragrance (optional)
Phase 1: Combine avocado oil and stearic acid in a double boiler over low heat until it becomes a clear liquid. Remove from heat and set aside. (At the same time, you should be heating the ingredients from Phase 2 in a separate double boiler.)
Phase 2: Combine distilled water, baking soda and vegetable glycerin over a water bath or in a double boiler. Heat until it boils and slowly add the water solution from Phase 2 to the oil solution in Phase 1. The mixture will foam slightly as carbon dioxide (CO2) is released from the baking soda.
Phase 3: Pour the entire mixture into a mixing bowl (or blender). Whip on high speed for 2-3 minutes. The mixture will be light, white & fluffy. Cover and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Phase 4: Add fragrance (optional) and preservative when cool, and mix again to incorporate completely before packaging.Note: This recipe yields a very watery, thin moisturizer. It could be dispensed in a spray application, but we used a standard PET Bullet bottle with an Orifice Reducer and Silver Phenolic Cap.