Honey Heirloom Cream

Yesterday I OOPSED. Today I am going to fix this heirloom cream. When making this cream I was rather stuck in what I should scent this with. As I got to the end however, I decided there was no way you could talk me into covering that delicious honey odor. This cream reminds me of the Greek dessert Loukoumades. They are like fried doughnut holes that are soaked in a rich aromatic honey syrup and then sprinkled with cinnamon. They are so good! One whiff of this cream and I am transported to the local Greek Festival surrounded by music, arts, crafts, and divine foods like Baklava, Galaktoboureko and Finikia.

This cream feels a little stiff and smooth. It makes me think of a massage cream that needs to be slowly worked into the skin. It makes the skin feel firm and dewy. Mnn. It makes me think of setting up a canopy in a field of golden wheat with the breeze blowing the stalks lazily. Can you hear the bees humming gently as the sun pours its golden rays down on you? Come join me in the kitchen for the Honey Heirloom Cream!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Honey
Stearic Acid
Water
Emulsifying Wax
Optiphen
Lavender 40/42
Premixed Color
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Immersion Blender
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
4.29 oz Honey
6.575 oz Stearic Acid
39.71 oz Water
2.528 oz Emulsifying Wax
.53 oz Optiphen
Recipe in Grams
121 grams Honey
186 grams Stearic Acid
1125 grams Water
71 grams Emulsifying Wax
15 grams Optiphen
Recipe in Percentages
8% Honey
12% Stearic Acid
74% Water
5% Emulsifying Wax
1% Optiphen

Weigh everything except Optiphen into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Using an immersion blender mix everything well. Allow the solution to cool below 120° F before adding the Optiphen. Mix well. Pour into jars. Cap and enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Cream

Finished Cream

Stearic Acid

Weighing Emulsifying Wax

Weighing Honey

Weighing Water

Heated Solution

Mixing Lotion

Mixing Lotion

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5 Comments

  • Simona says:

    A maker :-) I will go for less stearic, I want something more fluid :). Good thing to leave it unscented!

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  • Tracy says:

    Mine came out a little sticky. What can I do to correct this in the future? And what can I do now to the batch I made last night? Otherwise, it smelled super yummy!

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  • Calicoop says:

    I love honey. Is there a way to make this recipes without so much stearic acid? The stearic acid seems to overpower the honey smell. Is there a way to make this recipe with shea butter or any other types of butters? I real love the honey smell. thx

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  • Simona says:

    Calicoop, I hear you. The smell of stearic overpowers the honey smell. I have used Mimosa absolute to compensate, it has a sweet floral / honey scent. :)

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  • Simona says:

    Oh, and I have used polawax as eWax. the cream absorbs nicely on my arms’ skin, but my palms are extremely moist :)

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