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What comes to mind when you think of aloe? Sunburns? Plants with serrated leaves? Soothing creams or gels? Aloe Vera has been used as part of the personal care industry for a long time and for many enjoyable reasons. Today, we are going to make the Aloe Butter Hand Cream. This recipe is a marvelous hand cream, but it is also great for your entire body after a soothing bath or shower.
6.5% Aloe Butter
2.5% Avocado Oil
6% Apricot Kernel Oil
2.5% Liquid Glycerin
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
3.5% Stearic Acid
71.5% Distilled Water
0.5% Vitamin E Natural
1% Germaben II
1% Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil
0.52 ounce Aloe Butter
6.5 grams Aloe Butter
Weigh all ingredients except Vitamin E Natural, Germaben II, and Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted.
Blend using the immersion blender.
Add Vitamin E Natural, Germaben II and Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil once the temperature drops below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend until completely mixed.
Pour into jars and allow to cool completely. Cap the jars.
This cream can cool quickly, so you may want to pour the cooling cream into a plastic zip bag. After the cream has cooled, cut off a bottom corner of the bag and fill your jars as if the bag were a pastry bag. Check out our Minty Foot Cream post for more details on this method.
I chose Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil for the wonderful fresh green aloe scent that complements this recipe very well. I think it is perfect for chasing away any winter blues with a hint of springtime anticipation. I hope you enjoy this cream!
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