Today I will tackle a few more of the requests from my mountain of requests for our Quick Gifts from Your Cupboard blog post! Following the post from yesterday, we are going to focus on anhydrous products today. These are recipes that are still great for pampering hands (or the rest of the body), but don’t use water. Let’s go take a peek at the recipes I’ve come up with!
Wanda’s Lotion Bar
Wanda commented that she wanted to try her hand at making a body butter. As she is a soapmaker who is wanting to venture into other products, I thought I would give her two recipes to try with the ingredients she has on hand. The first recipe is a simple lotion bar recipe that was inspired by the Lotion Bar recipe.
Wanda’s Creamed Body Butter
The other recipe that I formulated for Wanda was based on a recent blog post/recipe for a Creamed Shea Body Butter. I added a fragrance that she has on hand and used Rice Bran to help soften the texture of the finished butter.
Jennifer’s Intense Hand Salve
Jennifer Gale wrote in requesting either an intense hand cream. Well, I had the almost-perfect recipe for her. It just needed a few changes! I took the Bottoms Up Day 5 formula and made a few tweaks. I made a test batch and it turned out with a very similar texture!
25% High Melt Point Shea Butter
30% Macadamia Nut Butter
10% Cocoa Butter, Deodorized or White
4.5% Jojoba, Golden or Colorless
10% Apricot Kernel Oil
6% Calendula Oil
3% Castor Oil
2% Aloe Extract
2% Green Tea Extract
Jennifer’s Cuticle Gelly
Jennifer also requested a cuticle cream or gelly. As I haven’t made one recently (my cuticles are demanding some TLC), I decided to dust off the Cuticle Gelly Recipe and adjust the ingredients for Jennifer’s cupboard. Yum!
3% Carnauba Wax
30% Macadamia Butter
10% Avocado Oil
8% Cranberry Seed Oil
5% Castor Oil
30% Apricot Kernel Oil
7% Jojoba, Golden or Colorless
5% Cocoa Butter, Deodorized or White
1.5% Vitamin E Acetate
0.5% fragrance oil of choice
Well, I have yet more formulas to share with you tomorrow! If you make one of these formulas, I would love to hear your opinion about it!
See you tomorrow!