Bottoms Up Day 5
|This is the last day of my Bottoms Up study. If you have been following along, I hope that you have been learning how to tweak and test your formulas (whatever they may be) to get the product that you want. I went crazy and added on some more ingredients today to see what that would do to the end product.I reduced the Lanolin to 5% to bring back a slightly less viscous formula. I added some Black Currant Oil, Orchid Extract, and Chamomile Extract. The extracts have been used to calm, soothe, and repair irritated skin.
Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.
This recipe was a staff favorite. I had everyone trying my different creations, rubbing this and that into their arms, and everyone voted on this formula for the intended product. I have to say that I agree 100%. I could not have predicted the feel of this recipe over the others. The addition of the Black Currant Oil, Orchid Extract, and Chamomile Extract made for a heavier ointment (but still easy to apply). It stays on the skin longer (which is want I would want in a baby bottom ointment) is perfectly viscous, light in odor, and the color is beautiful.
I hope that this study has been educational and fun for everyone. This has probably been my favorite blog to date. While discussing this blog with other staff members, we decided that these recipes can be used for other things besides baby bottom ointment. I mentioned yesterday (Day 4) that that formula might be great for a foot balm. One person suggested that the Day 1 formulation could be used as a base for sore muscle rub, but to add Menthol Crystals. Hmmm, that is a good thought. Maybe that could be something we blog about in the future. So which formula would be a favorite for you to use on your baby, or as a gift to a young mother in your life? How would you change the recipes to suit your needs?