I Lost My Mind Body Cream (Or the Importance of Filing Notes Properly) 8


I had formulated this body cream and had created a small pile of notes about why I had made this simple body cream and even for whom I had created this formula. I had transferred the formula to my computer so I could create a testing schedule, but I didn’t transfer any of my notes. So … when I got around to testing this formula, I couldn’t remember why I had formulated it or where my notes were!

Since I had already started making this body cream, I decided to take pictures and share the recipe with you. I figured that I can’t be the only one who has lost notes about a product and because of that I should share my mistake with you so you will remember to put your notes in a safe place and keep detailed notes for your own sanity. (Anyone think I’ll find my notes now that I’ve released this post?)

Let’s go make this body cream!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Water
Macadamia Nut Butter
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Stearic Acid
Liquid Germall Plus
Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Containers for finished cream

Recipe: (Makes 3.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.75 ounces Water
0.42 ounces Macadamia Nut Butter
0.18 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.11 ounces Hydrovance
0.04 ounces Stearic Acid
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 ounces Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
78 grams Water
12 grams Macadamia Nut Butter
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Hydrovance
1 gram Stearic Acid
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
78% Water
12% Macadamia Nut Butter
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
1% Stearic Acid
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus and Juicy Grape Fragrance) 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 approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Body Cream Notes: This is a indulgent mid-weight body cream that rubs in easily and leaves the skin feeling soft. I would recommend using this body cream as an end-of-day/before-bed relaxation treat.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Weighing the ingredients.

Weighing the ingredients.

These ingredients are now ready to be melted.

These ingredients are now ready to be melted.

After melting and mixing as the cream begins cooling.

After melting and mixing as the cream begins cooling.

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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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8 thoughts on “I Lost My Mind Body Cream (Or the Importance of Filing Notes Properly)

  • Cheyenne

    Re: Filing notes properly- SOOOO true! I have one main book where I keep all my formulations (I didn’t even think about making a file on the computer! Great idea!) and I have to make sure I have that before I start anything.

    As a side thought, I have also noticed that when I’m under stress I have the tendency to tell myself “I’ll make a note of that later” more than I ever would otherwise. It has led to several frustrations and formulas that I’ve had to completely rework because I didn’t have one crucial number. Eek! I hope that will be a lesson to anyone who tells themselves the same thing! :-S

    🙂 Cheyenne

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    • Andee Post author

      Computer files are fantastic if you can keep them updated. I like using a combination of computer and binder for my recipes and notes. The papers in my binder allow me to take notes while testing recipes and the computer allows me to organize my recipes into legible files. As far as the stress making a mess, I agree! I was definitely under stress when I transferred the recipe to my computer!

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  • Jen

    Oooh, this sounds like a nice cream…with a name that makes me laugh, too. Could it get any better? 😛 Thank you for sharing this, Andee – I have *so* been there with the whole ‘now-where-did-i-put-that-note-that-explained-what-the-heck-i-was-thinking??’

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    • Andee Post author

      I was trying to come up with a fun name for this and I decided to go all out on my “whoops”. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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  • Janet Schreiner

    I have notes everywhere on different soap recipes I keep trying…I can totally relate!

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    • Andee Post author

      Sometimes you find notes and have to wonder which recipe it goes with and where the finished product wandered off to!

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