Rose Scented Cold Cream with High Lycopene Oil


Finished Rose Scented Cold Cream

Finished Rose Scented Cold Cream

I adore going through antique shops and finding things that have history. Don’t get me wrong. I love the conveniences of the modern age but there is something romantic and elegant about the things that have survived hundreds of years. Lotions and cold creams have been made at home for a very long time and, as crafters, we continue a very old tradition. Only recently have things not been prepared at or near the home. Today I wanted to make a night cream that highlights that incredible history and tradition while using modern safety techniques. If you have any containers that have been waiting for a special occasion, this is the time to use them! If you do have an exquisite container calling to you, highlight both your lotion and jar by placing the jar on a vintage vanity tray. Even consider using Grandma’s old cream jars (sanitized, of course).

 

I used the Rose Hydrosol to scent this lotion and it was very light in the finished lotion. I wanted it to be “soft”, first because of the scent and secondly because lots of Rose Hydrosol can irritate the skin. One time I made a mud mask with my only liquid being Rose Hydrosol. I washed it off only to find my skin was bright red, inflamed and ultra tender. Next time I make this lotion, I might increase my Rose Hydrosol to 5% but I wouldn’t use it to completely replace my water. Remember, this is the perfect example of “If some is good, more is not necessarily better”.

Our fabulous label!

Our fabulous label!

 

This recipe also features the High Lycopene Oil. It has a minimal scent and a beautiful color that has had me dying to try it. I felt this lotion was the prefect place to try it. The result is a soft, warm colored cream that is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. This is perfect for skin needing some extra TLC.

 

To complete the antique/vintage feel, I even asked Shayla to create a vintage inspired label. I think she did a fabulous job! What do you think? I know I have saved a jar for my Grandmother so I can hear her thoughts too!

Ingredients
Golden Jojoba Oil
Rose Hydrosol
Conditioning Emulsifier
Hydrovance
Water
Squalane
High Lycopene Oil
Comfrey Extract
Orchid Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
12 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
8 grams Rose Hydrosol
20 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
12 grams Hydrovance
324 grams Water
12 grams Squalane
2 grams High Lycopene Oil
4 grams Comfrey Extract
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.42 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
0.28 oz Rose Hydrosol
0.71 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.42 oz Hydrovance
11.43 oz Water
0.42 oz Squalane
0.07 oz High Lycopene Oil
0.14 oz Comfrey Extract
0.14 oz Orchid Extract
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
3% Golden Jojoba Oil
2% Rose Hydrosol
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
3% Hydrovance
81% Water
3% Squalane
0.5% High Lycopene Oil
1% Comfrey Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh the Jojoba Oil, Rose Hydrosol, Conditioning Emulsifier, Hydrovance and Water into a microwave safe container. Heat using short spurts until the everything is warm and can be mixed together. Using an immersion blender, mix the lotion together until smooth and no oil floats to the surface. Add the Squalane, High Lycopene Oil, Comfrey Extract and Orchid Extract and mix well. When the mixture is below 120°F, add the Liquid Germall Plus. Stir well. Pour the lotion into a bag and pipe into jars. Cap and label. Enjoy!
Taylor

 

 

 

 

Weighing Water

Weighing Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Mix Lotion

Ready to Mix Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing Lotion

Mixing Lotion

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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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