My grandparents have a row of lilac bushes in their back yard and I have many fond childhood memories of making “beds” of lilacs for the fairies living in my grandparents yard. I also remember getting permission for cutting bunches of lilacs so I could take them home with me. I actually cut so many that my mom had to make a rule that we could only take one vase worth of lilacs home.
This body cream was inspired by childhood visits filled with lilacs, grandparents and a little imagination. 🙂 I also wanted to formulate a cream that would be perfect for me to use when I give my grandma a hand massage.
I wanted to give this body a light weight feeling after being applied, so I used Macadamia Nut Oil and Colorless Jojoba to achieve this.
I also wanted drag for this cream when it was being applied so it could be used when giving my grandma a hand massage. I didn’t want lots of drag because her skin is so fragile, but a little drag helps me make her hands feel good. To get the right amount of drag for this body cream, I used Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter and Stearic Acid as all of these ingredients help provide drag in creams.
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Recipe: (Makes 3.53 ounces or 100 grams)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus and Lilac 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 body cream has a light after feel with a little drag when being applied. It takes about 3 minutes to be massaged in completely, but sometimes that is all the time that is needed. I think this is a perfect hand or body cream to use when giving children, parents or grandparents little massages as you talk together.