Simply Coconut Vanilla Body Cream 2


When I think of foods made in the spring, I often think about coconut in candies, in cookies and covering cakes. I decided that I wanted to make a simple body cream with Virgin Coconut Oil. I started looking through the blog for inspiration and I found the Easy Does It Coconut Cream.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

The original recipe used regular Coconut Oil, but I decided to toss things up a little by using Virgin Coconut Oil. By using Virgin Coconut Oil, I was able to have a light coconut scent that would make any coconut junkie happy.

Weighing the Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax and Stearic Acid.

Weighing the Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax and Stearic Acid.

I added some Calendula Extract to this formula because it has been noted to help dry and scaly skin. Remember, you don’t have to use the extracts I use, or even use extracts at all! If you don’t want to use extracts, simply increase the Virgin Coconut Oil in this recipe.

Let’s go have some fun making this yummy body cream!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Water
Virgin Coconut Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Stearic Acid
Calendula Extract
Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Containers for cream

Recipe: (Makes 4 ounces or 115 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.71 ounces Water
0.81 ounce Virgin Coconut Oil
0.16 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.12 ounce Hydrovance
0.08 ounce Stearic Acid
0.12 ounce Calendula Extract
0.2 ounce Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
0.2 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in grams:
77 grams Water
23 grams Virgin Coconut Oil
4.6 grams Emulsifying Wax
3.5 grams Hydrovance
2.3 grams Stearic Acid
3.5 grams Calendula Extract
0.6 gram Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
0.6 gram Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
67% Water
20% Virgin Coconut Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
2% Stearic Acid
3% Calendula Extract
0.5% Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Melted ingredients.

Melted ingredients.

After adding the additives.

After adding the additives.

Cooling body cream.

Cooling body cream.

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus, Calendula Extract and Vanilla Cream 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.

Cream Notes: This is a body cream that is light enough to be a daily body cream and yet not so heavy that you feel like your skin has a salve on it. This cream was easy to apply and took some time to absorb. I thought that it felt a little greasy, but that is a really easy thing to fix. Simply reduce the Virgin Coconut Oil to 17% and use that 3% to add Isopropyl Myristate. This will change the recipe enough that it won’t feel as greasy. I really liked applying this to my feet after a long day of walking to school and then back home. Maybe I should do a Peppermint Essential Oil version for Jerry because he loves peppermint foot creams.

There are many fragrance options to blend with the scent of Virgin Coconut Oil. Chocolate, vanilla, sandalwood and many more. What fragrance would you add?

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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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