Body Cream 8

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:
Citric Acid
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter, Refined
Chamomile Extract
Comfrey Leaves Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Fragrance of your choice (I’m using Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil)
Premixed colors from January 12, 2009
Beaker or Mixing Bowl
Immersion Blender
Containers for the finished cream

1.3 grams Citric Acid
15 grams Hydrovance
24.5 grams Dimethicone
20 grams Stearic Acid
25 grams Emulsifying Wax
95 grams Sunflower Oil
5 grams Shea Butter, Refined
330 grams water
2.5 grams Chamomile Extract
2.5 grams Comfrey Leaves Extract
2.6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
5.2 grams of Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil

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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Oils and water wieghed into a beaker.

Oils and water wieghed into a beaker.

Oils after microwaving.

Oils after microwaving.

Adding extracts, Liquid Germall Plus and Rooibos Tea Fragrance.

Adding extracts, Liquid Germall Plus and Rooibos Tea Fragrance.

Pouring finished cream into jars.

Pouring finished cream into jars.

Filled jars of cream.

Filled jars of cream.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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8 thoughts on “Body Cream

  • bluebutterflz

    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

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    • Andee Post author

      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.

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  • Starry_Night

    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?

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    • Andee Post author


      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

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  • krissy

    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.


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