Tina’s Lanolin Butter

Do you know anyone that has rough and chapped hands or feet? Every winter, I can guarantee if I don’t take care of my hands, they will become so rough that I’m more likely to have my hands catch on jackets and that always HURTS! I love this formulation as a bedtime ritual for healing my hands. I simply rub the butter over my hands, then cover my hands with cotton gloves (or socks) and sleep. It is amazing how much softer my hands feel the next morning. This method also works on feet!

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Ingredients
Lanolin
Shea Butter, Refined
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Liquid Glycerin, Vegetable Derived
Conditioning Emulsifier
Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Equipment
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Spoons
Containers for the finished products

Recipe: (Makes 8 fl oz)

Recipe in grams
112 grams Lanolin
56 grams Shea Butter, Refined
31 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Acetate
50 grams Liquid Glycerin
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
15 drops Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Recipe in ounces
3.95 ounces Lanolin
1.98 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
1.09 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.18 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
1.76 ounces Liquid Glycerin
0.18 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
15 drops Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the essential oils into the microwave safe container. Microwave using short bursts of time. Stir after each burst to help melt the Lanolin without making the temperatures too hot. It took my batch a total of 2 minutes in the microwave with stirring every 45 seconds or so. The glycerin will become hot quickly and since it settles to the bottom of your container, the bottom will not be a place to hold until all ingredients have been mixed together thoroughly. Add the essential oils and stir until the mixture has cooled sufficiently to pour into your desired containers.

Notes:
If your Lanolin is very stiff and hard to get out of the container, feel free to microwave it for about 30 to 45 seconds to warm the Lanolin enough to scoop it easily.

You can also find this recipe in our Recipes Section in the Lotions, Creams & Other Things Section under Tina’s Lanolin Butter.

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Andee

The cooled butter on my finger.

The cooled butter on my finger.

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Collect needed supplies.

Weighing the lanolin.

Weighing the lanolin.

Adding the Conditioning Emulsifier.

Adding the Conditioning Emulsifier.

Stirring the mixture to melt the Lanolin.

Stirring the mixture to melt the Lanolin.

Filling a 4 oz Grand Oval Bottle.

Filling a 4 oz Grand Oval Bottle.

Melted mixture.

Melted mixture.

Two filled 4 oz Grand Oval Bottles.

Two filled 4 oz Grand Oval Bottles.

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4 Comments

  • jabourdon says:

    Hi Andee!
    Should I include a preservative because of the glycerin? I never used glycerine before and I can’t remember if it is a water based or oil based ingredient!
    thanks,
    Jacinthe

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    • Andee says:

      Jacinthe,
      We do recommend using a preservative if you will not know the users of the product. We recommend using either Liquid Germall Plus or Optiphen as the preservative because of the high oil content of this butter.
      Andee

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  • kathybma says:

    Just got a sample of this with my order… I applied it to to my chapped knuckles and it so helped relieve the discomfort :)

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  • Andee says:

    After applying it once a day for a week, you will not believe how quickly your hands will soften. This butter is my favorite! :-)

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