Wicked Body Cream 9


Cooled cream on my finger

Cooled cream on my finger

Wicked is my favorite fragrance! It combines deep and dark with a touch of innocence. Since Halloween is just around the corner and my excitement for the holiday grows I find myself wanting a body cream scented with this fragrance. I already have a perfume in a Glass Roller Ball Bottle that is a mixture of this fragrance and Coconut Oil Fractions, but that isn’t enough for me! My mom always told me to layer my scents so I decided that making a body cream would give the scent another layer and add staying power without being overwhelming. I designed this cream to be fluid and rub in easily without leaving the skin greasy, and to be pampering to the skin. After testing the cream Joy told me that it is a nice transitional weather body cream that would work for either fall or spring. The cream would also be great for anyone who needs help with skin that is just a bit dry! Let’s take a peek at all the ingredients!

Weighing Waxes

Weighing Waxes

I chose Babassu Oil as one of my main oils because it contributes a soft and silky texture without a greasy feel. This oil is a great addition to the cream. I also wanted to use this oil so I could create more recipes using this dreamy oil!

Macadamia Oil is an oil that many of our customers use as a massage oil and it contributes a lovely drag and glide to any lotion or cream. I enjoy using this oil for this delectable combination.

Adding Oils

Adding Oils

I don’t play with Black Currant Oil as much as I feel I should, but I love using oils that have minimal odor and a high percentage of GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid). Since this fatty acid is known for the skin renewal, I can’t help but use oils with this important fatty acid.

I wanted to ensure that my cream wouldn’t separate, so I used Emulsifying Wax as my emulsifier. I added a little bit of Stearic Acid to give the cream some body without making it waxy.

Just waiting to add water!

Just waiting to add water!

I decided to go back to my roots on humectants for this cream and I used Liquid Glycerin. I didn’t want to use so much that the cream would be sticky, but I wanted to try to keep the cream simple!

Liquid Germall Plus is one of my go-to preservatives because it has a low required usage rate. (Which means money saved!) It also is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients so I don’t have to worry as much about a failed preservative.

Shall we head off to the blog kitchen and make this fantastic body cream? Follow me!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Water
Babassu Oil
Macadamia Oil
Black Currant Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Wicked Fragrance
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Jars for Cream

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.43 ounces Distilled Water
0.35 ounces Babassu Oil
0.35 ounces Macadamia Oil
0.17 ounces Black Currant Oil
0.10 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.03 ounces Glycerin
0.03 ounces Stearic Acid
0.01 ounces Wicked Fragrance
0.01 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in grams:
69 grams Distilled Water
10 grams Babassu Oil
10 grams Macadamia Oil
5 grams Black Currant Oil
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
1 grams Glycerin
1% gramsStearic Acid
0.5 grams Wicked Fragrance
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
69% Distilled Water
10% Babassu Oil
10% Macadamia Oil
5% Black Currant Oil
3% Emulsifying Wax
1% Glycerin
1% Stearic Acid
0.5% Wicked Fragrance
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

 

Hot mixture right out of the microwave!

Hot mixture right out of the microwave!

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus Preservative) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the Additives once the temperature drops to 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into bottles and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Adding Fragrance Oil and Preservative

Adding Fragrance Oil and Preservative

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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9 thoughts on “Wicked Body Cream

  • margaret

    Looks interesting… can you substitute something else for Glycerin? Also, you’ve got percentages under the grams listing.

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    • Andee Post author

      Margaret,
      I’ve fixed the grams error! Whoops! As far as replacing the Glycerin, you can use any humectant of your choice. There are three other humectants in our catalog, Hydrovance, HoneyQuat, and Sodium Lactate. You can use these at the same rate as the glycerin.

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  • Jennifer Gale

    I made the Wicked soap for a friend last year. Her husband loved it–he said it smelled just like the local tattoo parlor! I had to laugh at that; it reminded me of a perfume my mom used to wear, Tabu, I think.

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  • Emily

    Is it totally necessary to put in the liquid germall plus? I know that preservatives are necessary in certain recipes, but I have made body butters without and was wondering if this recipe could go without also. Or is there another body butter recipe in your archive? Thank you!

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  • Kelly

    Looks great – I look forward to trying this recipe! I haven’t worked with Babassu or Black Currant oil before, so this will be fun.

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  • Catalina

    Another recipe I want to make! I love this blog 🙂
    I’m been going crazy making lip balm, bath bombs and bath salts. Lotion is next on my my list! I had my first failure this weekend – lip balm that was WAY too liquidy. I think I need to add more wax. Off to experiment!

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  • caren

    I know that there are several different kinds of preservative, I know that you probably know which ones are better for certain applications, but I am confused to which ones I should be using for different lotions or if I need to be putting a preservative into my liquid soaps because they do have water in them. Also, can the same preservative be used for scrubs and lotions or should I be using different ones?…….Thanks

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    • Andee Post author

      The best thing to do is be open about using more than one in your collection of products that you make. The second thing you should do is email our staff and list each item and ask for a recommendation. It is likely they will tell you various preservatives for each item because the preservatives have areas of specialty.

      Don’t worry, we get these questions all the time and it really depends on the formulation. Some ingredients are harder to preserve than others.

      Tina

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