There’s a certain scent you take with you after spending time in the spa. Depending on what work you had them do, be it a facial or a massage your preferences of aromatherapy and body oils used is what you will smell like. It’s always pleasant and pleasing to the senses even when you’ve already left the spa.
Why Spray-on body lotion?
Because I’m lazy!
If I can carry a bottle of moisturizer in my purse without having to worry about screwing and unscrewing a cap or using my palms to apply product I would use the product more and more often.
I innovated this at first for myself, tried it on my kids after their baths. It’s mild and pure ingredients work well on the skin. It is also safe for the face.
What are the flavors?
There is lavender which is always an instant classic in spas and various luxury scents. I mean lavender dates all the way back to royalty. How could anyone go wrong with lavender? In the lotion however, I made the scent more subtle and delicate to the nose, since you will be using this often enough to build on the scent as you apply through out the day.
Lemon Verbena is my personal favorite. I get a hint of fresh citrus and warm honey of which none is overpowering each other.
Rose because spas remind me of luxury such as bathtubs filled with rose petals and rose water spray used to mist the face and body. Roses are also a classic as well as it represents elegance and femininity.
These scents are inspired by my days in the day spa. With this, I feel like I can carry a piece of the spa wherever I go.
What is it made of?
Coconut oil is good for all skin types. And according to OrganicFacts.net “Coconut oil is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.”
Glycerin is a humectant. Humectants, in a cosmetic sense, are substances that draw water and help retain the water on the skin. There are both man-made/chemically modified and natural types of humectants out there.
Glycerin acts double duty here as a humectant and a preservative. Glycerin helps soothe rashes, burns, and helps treat psoriasis. It is safe to take orally as a natural laxative as well as a gargle for halitosis (bad breath). Glycerin is also a form of topical anti-bacterial. While glycerin can be either derived from vegetable or animal fat the type used in this lotion is derived from vegetable.
Vegetable derived alcohol meaning it is made of coconut and palm instead of synthetic chemicals.
Lanolin oil however did come from an animal. That is sheep. Hence, it is also called wool wax or wool grease. But I can assure you no sheep died in the process of extracting lanolin since it comes from the sheep’s coat, and it is extracted after the coat has been sheared. It is then washed in warm water with a special detergent used to separate the ‘grease’ from the wool material.
Lanolin has many uses. It is also water proof which is why some sailors use it to lubricate their propellers and stern gears in the ship.
For health and beauty though, it is used a raw material in creating vitamin D3. It is also used liberally in high end cosmetics and as a treatment for diaper rashes as well as sore nipples of mothers that are breastfeeding.
In this case, I chose lanolin because of its water proof trait to create some sort of barrier when applying the product. I figure it could give it some staying power.
Cocoa butter is exactly what the name states. It is vegetable derived and edible coming from the cocoa bean. It is as much used in baking as it is in skin care products. An advantageous quality that coca butter has is the fact it can double duty as an emollient and a preservative. Cocoa butter is also commonly suggested to use if you have stretch marks, chapped or dry skin.
Wheat germ oil is also vegetable derived it contains fatty acids and a high content of vitamin E.
Vitamin E sometimes called tocopheryl acetate, tocopheryl linoleate or tocopheryl nicotinate is an antioxidant and a mild preservative. I put an extra dose of vitamin E is this concoction.