Thick Argan Oil Foot Cream
|Welcome back! Yesterday Andee featured our Argan Oil and I learned some things about Argan Oil. Did you? I loved the picture of the goats in the trees. That really made me laugh! Let’s head to the kitchen to make a foot cream with this wonderful oil!I had wanted to make a foot cream because our feet see a lot of wear and tear. Don’t try to deny it. Our feet put up with a lot every single day. I wanted a cream that would pamper the tootsies we make work so hard everyday. I loosely based this recipe off of the Book Worm Tootsie Cream that Andee made a while ago. Let go see why I chose the oils I did and then we can dive into the kitchen. Race you!
I used the High Melt Point Shea as I wanted a thicker cream with a lot of intensity. With the High Melt Point Shea Butter, you get the same creamy feeling but with a thicker texture. A lotion bar or lip balm has a lot of drag where this has intense moisturizer without feeling greasy. This would also be a perfect cream for a man who has really dry skin.
I also decided to use Hydrovance instead of glycerin in this cream. Don’t get me wrong. Glycerin is a wonderful additive but it can sometimes be a little sticky. I was looking for a cream that was thick and moisturizing but not have a sticky after feel. Hydrovance is also a humectant that helps keep the skin moisturized which means the skin stays soft.
Another ingredient I used was Dimethicone. Dimethicone adds slip and glide while reducing any sticky feeling there might be. Dimethicone also imparts a velvety feel. I think adding a little Dimethicone to a lotion recipe gives the skin a new and regenerated feeling.
I also added a small percentage of Castor Oil to this recipe. The Castor Oil was intended to help build viscosity while giving the cream a very smooth glide. In smaller percentages, I find Castor adds a very creamy feel to formulations. This is part of why it is a favorite of mine when making lip balms and lip glosses.
I also added a variety of extracts. I love how the extracts can add some extra oomph to a lip balm, cream, lotion, body butter or massage oil. They really seem to go the extra mile. I added Sea Buckthorn Extract, Horsetail Extract and Chamomile Extract.
Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus, Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil and the extracts into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir well. Allow the solution to cool below 120 ° F and add the Liquid Germall Plus, Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil and the extracts. Stir well. Put the lotion into containers. Enjoy!