Simple Body Cream with Sarah’s Spring Time Blend 2


Finished Body Cream

Finished Body Cream

Now the really cool thing about today’s recipe is that I did NOT create the scent blend. That honor goes to Sarah, who submitted the blend for our Fragrance Blending Challenge -Spring Edition. How cool is that! Thanks for sharing Sarah! I highly recommend you give both today’s body lotion and fragrance blend a try. They are both fabulous!

While the lotion has a heavier feel than what I was looking for, I am pleased with its durability and moisturizing abilities. While I have said this may times before, I really mean it when I say that a little goes a LONG way. In fact, I think I might put this into a doe foot pen so I can apply it directly to my cuticles. With all of my hobbies, my hands are not the most elegant but it doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to be pampered! The cream does an excellent job softening the cuticles so that they don’t crack or tear. This cream is heavy enough I would only use it on really dry skin. I would use it mostly on my feet and elbows unless my skin was ultra dry.

Weighing Emulsifying Wax

Weighing Emulsifying Wax

Now onto confession time. While I was excited about Sarah’s blend, I didn’t try it until I made this cream. Let’s just say that I was thrilled with Sarah’s blend is an understatement. It is a fresh scent that is better than I could have even imagined. It is sweet, green and slightly tart with the smell of frost and chilly air. I am in love! It smells just like of of the last frosts of spring. I think I want a room spray or two with this blend!

 

Ingredients
Emulsifying Wax
Glycerin
Hydrovance
Dimethicone
Stearic Acid
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Icy Water Fragrance Oil
Rhubarb and Sugar Cane Fragrance Oil
Grape Color, Diluted
Lemon Yellow, Diluted
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Emulsifying Wax
12 grams Glycerin
12 grams Hydrovance
24 grams Dimethicone
8 grams Stearic Acid
321 grams Water
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Icy Water Fragrance Oil
0.5 grams Rhubarb and Sugarcane Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.71 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.42 oz Glycerin
0.42 oz Hydrovance
0.85 oz Dimethicone
0.28 oz Stearic Acid
11.32 oz Water
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 oz Icy Water Fragrance Oil
0.02 oz Rhubarb and Sugarcane Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Glycerin
3% Hydrovance
6% Dimethicone
2% Stearic Acid
80.25% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.125% Icy Water Fragrance Oil
0.125% Rhubarb and Sugarcane Fragrance Oil

 

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus, Icy Water Fragrance Oil and Rhubarb & Sugarcane Fragrance Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until hot. The mixture does need to be hot enough to melt our stearic acid. We recommend heating in 30 second increments. This way you can check on the mixture and avoid super-heating the lotion.

Using an immersion blender, mix the lotion. You don’t want to have a slick off oil on the surface of your lotion. Mix until no oil rises to the surface when it is allowed to sit. Allow the mixture to cool below 120 F before adding the preservative, Icy Water Fragrance Oil and Rhubarb & Sugarcane Fragrance Oil. If you are going to add color, this would be the time. I went for an ultra soft green color in my lotion.  Transfer the cooled lotion in your containers, label and enjoy! How simple was that?

Weighing Water

Weighing Water

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooled Lotion

Cooled Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Fragrance Oils

Adding Fragrance Oils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Fragrance Oils

Adding Fragrance Oils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding a hint of color

Adding a hint of color

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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