I just got some silk peptide in my latest fun DIY type ingredients order, so I’m playing with it (of course). I’m also having lots of fun with emulsifying wax, so I just had to make a lovely, luxurious lotion with silk and all kinds of wonderful things.

Silk peptide is the mid point in silk meshes. There’s silk powder, which is the heaviest, then silk peptite, and then silk amino acids of the super fine variety. The larger the mesh, the higher the shimmer. The smaller the mesh, the higher the absorbency. I went with the peptide variety to try and get the best of both worlds.

This lotion is definitely luxurious enough to live up to its name. It’s smooth and highly moisturizing, with all kinds of fancy ingredients that make it sound just as luxurious as it feels.

Luxurious Silk Lotion

72g | 2.54oz distilled water
3g | 0.1oz vegetable glycerin
1 tsp silk peptide

7g | 0.25oz emulsifying wax
3g | 0.1oz argan oil
10g | 0.35oz camellia seed oil
5g | 0.17oz jojoba oil

2 drops vanilla essential oil
6 drops cardamom essential oil

Broad spectrum preservative of choice (why?)

Heat the distilled water, vegetable glycerin, and silk peptide in a small saucepan over low heat until the glycerin dissolves.

Heat the oils and emulsifying wax in a small saucepan until the wax melts.

Remove each pan from the heat and let cool. As the oils cool, stir them. Once they start to thicken, slowly whisk in the water. Once all the water is whisked in, whisk in the essential oils and preservatives, and decant into a bottle with a pump top. Shake occasionally as it cools and enjoy the luxury!

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