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Aloe Vera Soothing Lotion

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(@carolscottagestudio)
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I am new to making soaps and lotions. I've been trying to make this lotion and my first batch the aloe Vera powder sank to the bottom of the bottle. I think I fixed that by blending longer. However, I can't seem to keep the bubbles off of the lotion and when I pour it into the bottles, the bubbles sit on top. How can I fix this?Β 


   
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(@thermalmermaid)
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Hi! This is an interesting question, because it was asked a few years ago and I couldn't replicate the problem with the aloe powder. Then, I discovered that depending on the brand of powder you use it can have a different density and the dark brown powder that is dense and heavy did this too me once. I have a feeling that those dense little granules just aren't small enough to break apart into the oils and tend to settle. I've never had this problem when Ive made hand dehydrated aloe powder, but one way to help this might be to run the fine powder through a coffee grinder again to pulverize it down to a fine dust even more. As far as the bubbles, there are a few different things you can try. One, keep your emulsification at a higher temperature and keep the hand mixer submerged under the surface of the lotion the entire time. Taking that blade out even once can introduce enough air to create froth. Making a lotion without bubbles on the surface just takes a little practice and technique. Another solution is to allow the lotion to cool in a bowl before packaging and skim the bubbles from the surface with a spoon. Once you remove the air that has settled on the surface it is gone and won't return. Then you can package after removing the froth.


   
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(@hanabukar)
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Hello!

I was hoping if you could let me know how to exactly make Aloe Butter? I know it is a mixture of Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, but does anything else go into it? What exactly are its ratios and its components. I am a bit lost.

Thank you! πŸ™‚


   
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