Lanolin Salve – Day 3

I was a little disappointed with yesterday’s formulation. While I felt I had made steps in the right direction, I also felt I had made steps in the wrong direction as well. Do you ever have days where you feel like one step forward takes you two steps back? That is a little how I am feeling at the moment. The fact that I am no longer fighting excessive stickiness is fantastic! The fact that it was replaced by a sensation of greasiness is a little frustrating. I am also concerned about the soft texture. I want it to be a little firmer in texture.

So, back to the drawing board. Again, I made some limited changes to my percentages while keeping my same ingredient profile. I decreased my lanolin a second time while increasing my soy wax for a stiffer texture and my jojoba for a hopefully lighter texture. Let’s head to see if what is being created at the drawing board is transferring to real life.

Notes: I am very happy with this formulation but I feel it still needs a little tweaking. I like the stiffer texture this formulation holds, but now it seems a little oily. I think I increased my liquid oils to too high of a percentage. I suspect tomorrow we will hit the perfect formulation. Let’s cross fingers!

Emulsifying Wax
Vitamin E Acetate
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Soy Wax
Cherry Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Calendula Extract
Orchid Extract
Chamomile Extract
Jojoba Oil
Liquid Germall Plus
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
11 grams Glycerin
11 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
25 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
10 grams Lanolin
10 grams Soy Wax
7 grams Cherry Oil
1 gram Sea Buckthorn Oil
2 grams Calendula Extract
2 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Chamomile Extract
11.5 grams Jojoba Oil
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.17 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.38 oz Glycerin
0.38 oz Hydrovance
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.88 oz Shea Butter, High Melt Point
0.35 oz Lanolin
0.35 oz Soy Wax
0.24 oz Cherry Oil
0.03 oz Sea Buckthorn Oil
0.07 oz Calendula Extract
0.07 oz Orchid Extract
0.07 oz Chamomile Extract
0.40 oz Jojoba Oil
0.01 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
5% Emulsifying Wax
11% Glycerin
11% Hydrovance
2% Vitamin E Acetate
25% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
10% Lanolin
10% Soy Wax
7% Cherry Oil
1% Sea Buckthorn Oil
2% Calendula Extract
2% Orchid Extract
2% Chamomile Extract
11.5% Jojoba Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Weigh all of the ingredients except for the preservative into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until all of the oils have melted. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients making sure the glycerin and hydrovance don’t separate using an immersion blender. Add the Liquid Germall Plus 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. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Lanolin Salve – Day 3”

  1. Does the chamomile extract have a scent? For example, if you used it in a recipe or base that doesn’t have a scent, would it smell like chamomile?

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    1. No scent. Chamomile has a weedy odor and I am really glad that doesn’t come through in the finished product. I’ll bet you are glad too!


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