Bottoms Up Day 3

Today I am adding some color to the baby ointment. I need to be careful not to put anything that will cause skin irritation in the formula. I chose Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil! If you have not used Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil before, let me say this is a brilliant orange color that definitely intensely colors anything it is added to. Look at my picture when I was adding the Seabuckthorn to my beaker. It really stands out! Seabuckthorn also has some regenerative properties for the skin.

Ingredients
HMP Shea Butter
Aloe Butter
Soy Wax
Cherry Oil
Anhydrous Lanolin
Tamanu Oil
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Calendula Oil Extract
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
30 grams HMP Shea Butter
30 grams Aloe Butter
10 grams Soy Wax
8 grams Cherry Oil
5 grams Anhydrous Lanolin
5 grams Tamanu Oil
2 grams Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10 grams Calendula Oil Extract
Recipe in Ounces
1.06 ounces HMP Shea Butter
1.06 ounces Aloe Butter
0.35 ounces Soy Wax
0.28 ounces Cherry Oil
0.18 ounces Anhydrous Lanolin
0.18 ounces Tamanu Oil
0.07 ounces Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.35 ounces Calendula Oil Extract
Recipe in Percentages
30% HMP Shea Butter
30% Aloe Butter
10% Soy Wax
8% Cherry Oil
5% Anhydrous Lanolin
5% Tamanu Oil
2% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10% Calendula Oil Extract

Instructions
Carefully weigh all ingredients into a microwave-safe container except the Calendula Extract. Microwave in short bursts (30-45 seconds) and stir in between. This will help to prevent overheating and assist the Soy Wax to melt faster. The Soy Wax takes a little bit longer to melt and the mixture will get quite hot. The mixture will be a brilliant, clear, orange color from the Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil. Wait for the mixture to cool before adding the Calendula Extract. Do not let it become too cool and start to get hazy. After the extract is added, pour immediately into jars or bottles and let sit overnight to set up and solidify.

This mixture is just as fluid as Day 2′s formula but with some added wow with the color. I was very pleased with today’s formula. When put on the skin there is hardly any difference between Day 2 and Day 3 formulations, but it was all about the color. When all of the ingredients are melted the mixture will be a brilliant clear orange, but when it solidifies it turns an opaque orange similar to fresh pumpkin puree. I am still not 100% satisfied. The final product might be a little too strong of an orange for me (I did add 2% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil) so I might try to lighten the overall color. I am also really loving the Lanolin in this formula and might want to add even more, and retest.
Joy

Finished product

Weighing ingredients

Melted Oils

Close up

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5 Comments

  • Dawn Roth says:

    Does it stain the skin? Sounds great for protecting moisture loss!

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    • Joy says:

      Seabuckthorn Oil does not stain the skin. Hurray! I have used it on my 3-year-old’s bum as well as my feet and there is definitely no staining involved.

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  • Leilani says:

    Seabuckthorn, very intriguing! Wish I had a little one around to try this on, it sounds wonderful. Guess I’ll file it away for future ;D.

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  • I do like the sea buckthorn in it too! Makes for a much better color! I’ve also been reading a lot about this wonderful oil lately too. It’s extract is also very beneficial! I like to use a small amount in my lotions.

    Can’t wait to see what you will improve on this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Kelly says:

    Thanks for this blog series! A friend of mine asked me last week if I could make a good diaper rash cream/ointment, and I had wanted to research it a bit, so this is perfect timing.

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