|Last week, I told bluebutterflz I would formulate a recipe that is similar to our Body Cream Base so she could play with making a cream just like our base! I finally have the recipe finished and I hope you enjoy! I have scented this batch with Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil, since our discussion about the Body Cream Base originated on the Rooibos Tea blog post. You can find the recipe in our Recipes Section under Rooibos Body Cream.
Collect needed items:
Weigh all ingredients except the extracts, Liquid Germall Plus and Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil. Heat in the microwave, using short bursts, until the oils have melted. Use the immersion blender to blend together. Allow to cool until the temperature drops below 140 degrees Fahrenheit and then add the remaining ingredients and color if you desire. Blend until all ingredients have been mixed together. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely. Now you have a fantastic cream!
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Goodness you are such a sweetie! I was so suprised you made it a blog recipe! Yea! I’m sooo excited to try this! I’ll let you know how mine turns out after I get the extra supplies I need from you. Could you tell me how much this makes, what size jars you used?
Oh and I went out and got some of the Rooibos Tea you suggested finally. The smell alone is just wonderful! The color makes a lovely red-orange color that I’m tempted to try in soap and the taste is perfect.
Thank you Andee and MMS
This recipe makes about 18 ounces. I used a 2 ounce jar that is used for blog samples. I’m glad you like the Rooibos Tea.
Hi, I’m new to your blog. But I like what I see so far, very educational!
I’m trying to go a more natural route, is there a subsitute I could put in replace of the Hydrovance and
Dimethicone? And if I added aloe vera gel or juice instead of water could I omit the preservative? Or do you carry a natural derived preservative?
I’ve never tried lotions before and have been wanting to for a while now.
To play it up would I be able to use this recipe to switch around ingredients for others?
Hydrovance and Dimethicone can use glycerin instead. The feel won’t be the same but you can do the alternatives. Aloe juice will still need a preservative. We wish there were a natural preservative that worked. We feel there will be options in the near future.
Keep these things in mind when making lotions:
1) water grows bugs (yeast, bacteria and mold)
2) look for natural but ONLY settle for safe
3) no recipe is a failure, it only has undesirable characteristics for your CURRENT desires
4) have fun and share the results
I just wanted to say that I got a sample of this with my last order. And WOW !!!! I love this stuff and want to tell you how much I am loving this. I like it better than my own cream that I make. I need to order some jars in the near future from MMS and now I know there will be a few other things added to that shopping list. (just a few ingredients that I don’t have)
This stuff is amazing, it feels so good and is just wonderful. And that scent, Rooibos Tea…… I don’t think I would have looked twice at it given the name BUT now that I’ve smelled it I know that I need to add it to my list of fragrances for my customers. It’s wonderful !!!
If you make creams this is a must try recipe, it’s that good!
Thanks you for including this with my order and sharing the recipe.
We are so glad you like it. It is so nice to hear that someone else likes one of my favorites!
Okay thank you for letting me know.
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