Bonnie’s Hand Cream

I really like getting my inspiration from old recipes. I think it is amazing to see how far we have come in the world of science and the contrast of how much things stay the same. Some ingredients are more popular than others but the principle is still the same. 

I made this cream to match Clyde’s Shaving Soap. After all, where Clyde goes, shouldn’t Bonnie follow? I used the same fragrance oil blend that I created just for this project. This fragrance blend is earthy, smokey with hints of floral. It is so good, you might even think you can smell a hint of gunpowder. Come join me in the Blog Kitchen for some fun!

Ingredients
Beeswax
Palm Oil
Lanolin
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Bergamot and Tobacco Fragrance Oil
Earth Fragrance Oil
Jacob Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
10 grams Beeswax
10 grams Palm Oil
5 grams Lanolin
40 grams Sweet Almond Oil
20 grams Coconut Oil
28 grams Emulsifying Wax
451 grams Water
2.8 grams Liquid Germall Plus
1.98 grams Bergamot and Tobacco Fragrance Oil
0.28 grams Earth Fragrance Oil
1.13 grams Jacob Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.35 oz Beeswax
0.35 oz Palm Oil
0.18 oz Lanolin
1.41 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.71 oz Coconut Oil
0.99 oz Emulsifying Wax
15.91 oz Water
0.10 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.07 oz Bergamot and Tobacco Fragrance Oil
0.01 oz Earth Fragrance Oil
0.04 oz Jacob Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
1.8% Beeswax
1.8% Palm Oil
0.9% Lanolin
7% Sweet Almond Oil
3.5% Coconut Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax
79.5% Water
0.5%Liquid Germall Plus
Q.S. Bergamot and Tobacco Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Earth Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Jacob Fragrance Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients except Liquid Germall Plus and fragrances into a microwaveable container. Heat until all of the ingredients are melted. Using an immersion blender, mix until blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the preservative and fragrance oils. Stir occasionally while waiting for the mixture to cool. You do not want your lotion to separate. If you wish to add any color, now would be the time. Mix the preservative into the lotion until well blended. Allow the lotion to cool to room temperature. You may now put the lotion into containers.
Taylor

Finished Cream
Finished Cream
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Weighing Water
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Heated materials
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Mixing Lotion
Mixing Lotion
Adding Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus
Adding Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus

Adding Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus
Adding Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus
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5 thoughts on “Bonnie’s Hand Cream”

  1. AWESOME!!! Thank you for this great idea :) Looking for some new lotions to try and am excited to try the bergamot tobacco fragrance!

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  2. Why did you decide not to use steric acid in this recipe? Do the beeswax and lanolin contribute enough thickener?

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    1. Yes, the beeswax helps thicken while the lanolin adds more texture. I didn’t want anymore in this formulation.

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  3. Just curious as to why the water was not boiled separately like I’ve seen in other lotion formulas. Thanks.

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    1. We don’t do this. If you are making a production batch it may or may not
      help you to do this. Heating and mixing at the time of processing and doing
      very little heat damage to the oils is what we find works well.

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