Chamomile Hard Lotion In The Instant Pot
My dad and stepmom gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas. I think they thought I would make dinner in it, but I made lotion instead! I made solid lotion because I wanted to take it with me without worrying about it spilling.
I have eczema, so I wanted to use chamomile because it's calming. I didn't want loose chamomile in my lotion because that gets messy, so I infused the oil with chamomile before I made the lotion.
Turn on the Instant Pot on the keep warm setting. I added coconut oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil and two chamomile tea bags. I kept the tea in the bags so they would be easier to remove later. I let the tea infuse for 30 minutes. Then I used tongs to squeeze the oil out of the tea bags and tossed them.
Next I added beeswax and shea butter. I kept the Instant Pot on the keep warm setting until it melted. Since it is such a low temperature, you can walk away and let it melt. It helps to stir it every 5 minutes or so to help the beeswax melt quicker.
Once it's all melted, it's time to pour it in the mold. I used an adorable owl mold to make my solid lotion. The liner will be hot, so always use a hot pad to lift it out of the Instant Pot. Carefully pour the lotion into the mold.
After about an hour, the lotion should be cool. They should pop right out of the mold.
For more information, check out my blog.
Enjoyed the project?
Resources for this project:See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Want more details about this and other fashion and style ideas? Check out more here!
Published March 16th, 2018 11:23 PM
Join the conversation