Help! My lotion keeps separating!

Hi Ladies,

I'm hoping to get some help here. Whenever I make my olive oil lotion it separates. Here's my recipe....

Lotion recipe

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup water

4 tsp emulsifying wax

I melt the oil and wax together then heat the water and pour in the melted oil as I stir.

Let it cool slightly then mix with my hand mixer. It comes out really creamy and smooth. But doesn't stay that way .

A few days later oil and water has separated and I have to shake the container before each use.

What am I doing wrong? Do I need more emulsifying wax? Help! Thanks :-)
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Um, there's several reasons why your lotion is failing.

Instead of explaining it all here, you'd be better off going and reading up on proper lotion making at this wonderful blog...Point of Interest!: If you're new to lotion making...

She has step by step instructions and recipes that will work, even for beginners.

You didn't mention using a preservative in your post, please, please read up on why you need to use preservatives while you're researching on that blog too.
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Last edited by Ceri; 04-10-2013 at 06:49 PM.
Thank you!
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