Making Infusions for the first time using Rosemary and Lavender flowers.
I thought I would try making Something New especially whilst the kids are at school. I love my interruption free Production Days as it allows me to concentrate and get into an Essential Oils zone!
Today was the day for my first attempt at making infusions using the Rosemary from my garden and Lavender flowers I had collected near our local allotments. The intention for the Rosemary infusion was to use the water for cleansing the skin, whilst the Lavender flowers for gifts or decorations.
After a few days, I would add a natural preservative to ensure they wouldn’t ferment. I would see what it smells like, feels like and looks like once it had time to infuse.
Last year I made a oil/water based lotion that failed badly. In the Evolution & Experiments blog, I wrote how my son climbed into the fridge and knocked the product to the floor: the oil went one way and the water part another. It created such a mess, but confirmed that my attempted blend had failed.
Today I wanted to overcome this epic fail and have another attempt at making a tiny batch of a creamy water & oil blend. I used Beeswax, some natural oil, purified water and borax together with a few Essential Oils to give the lotion other benefits. The blend was creamy though I wasn’t sure it was the finish I was after. Thee is definitely room for improvement and adjustment with the next attempt at making the oil/water blend.
We are currently trialing the products to see how they feel on the skin, using it as a deodorant. It hasn’t irritated my skin or made me feel stinky which are both very positive signs.
As it is All Natural, as per Our Brand – containing NO Chemicals or Unnatural Preservatives, it is safe enough to use on my kids as they get older and require a little deodorising which is another bonus!
I will keep you posted on how the improvements, scents and the name we give the product when we’re done! They will be added to our Products List.
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