Bottoms Up Day 3 5


Today I am adding a different color to the baby ointment.

I need to be careful not to use anything that will cause skin irritation, however.

I chose Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil. It is a brilliant orange that intensely colors anything it is added to. Seabuckthorn also has some regenerative properties for the skin.

INGREDIENTS
HMP Shea Butter
Aloe Butter
Soy Wax
Cherry Oil
Lanolin
Tamanu Oil
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Calendula Oil Extract
EQUIPMENT
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

RECIPE:

GRAMS (makes 100 gr)
30 grams HMP Shea Butter
30 grams Aloe Butter
10 grams Soy Wax
8 grams Cherry Oil
5 grams Lanolin
5 grams Tamanu Oil
2 grams Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10 grams Calendula Oil Extract
OUNCES (makes 4 oz)
1.2 ounces HMP Shea Butter
1.2 ounces Aloe Butter
0.4 ounce Soy Wax
0.32 ounce Cherry Oil
0.2 ounce Lanolin
0.2 ounce Tamanu Oil
0.08 ounce Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.4 ounce Calendula Oil Extract
PERCENTAGES
30% HMP Shea Butter
30% Aloe Butter
10% Soy Wax
8% Cherry Oil
5% Lanolin
5% Tamanu Oil
2% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10% Calendula Oil Extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

Carefully weigh all ingredients into a microwave-safe container except the Calendula Extract. Microwave in short bursts (30-45 seconds) and stir in between. This will help to prevent overheating and assist the Soy Wax to melt faster.

Hard oils for version 3 include Soy Wax, High Melt Point Shea Butter, and Aloe Butter.

Liquid oils for the third version include Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil, Tamanu Oil, Cherry Seed Oil, Lanolin, and Calendula Extract.

This is what the mixture looked like after one minute in the microwave and being stirred.

Another 30 seconds heated the mixture enough that the soy wax would melt with some stirring.

The Soy Wax takes a little bit longer to melt and the mixture will get quite hot. The mixture will be a brilliant, clear, orange color from the Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil. Wait for the mixture to cool before adding the Calendula Extract. Do not let it become too cool and start to get hazy.

After the extract is added, pour immediately into jars or bottles and let sit overnight to set up and solidify.

Pouring the melted balm into the jars to harden.

Hardened balm after sitting about 24 hours.

NOTES:

This mixture is just as fluid as the Day 2 formula, but there is some added WOW! with the color.

I was very pleased with today’s formula. When put on the skin, there is hardly any difference between the feel of Day 2 and Day 3 formulations; the change was all about the color.

When the ingredients are melted, the mixture is a brilliant clear orange. When it solidifies, it turns an opaque orange similar to fresh pumpkin puree.

I am still not 100% satisfied. The final product might be a little too strong of an orange color, so I might try to lighten the overall color. I am also really loving the Lanolin in this formula and might want to add even more. Check back tomorrow to see how the formula changes!

Joy

 

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5 thoughts on “Bottoms Up Day 3

    • Joy

      Seabuckthorn Oil does not stain the skin. Hurray! I have used it on my 3-year-old’s bum as well as my feet and there is definitely no staining involved.

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  • Leilani

    Seabuckthorn, very intriguing! Wish I had a little one around to try this on, it sounds wonderful. Guess I’ll file it away for future ;D.

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  • Heather Gwinn

    I do like the sea buckthorn in it too! Makes for a much better color! I’ve also been reading a lot about this wonderful oil lately too. It’s extract is also very beneficial! I like to use a small amount in my lotions.

    Can’t wait to see what you will improve on this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Kelly

    Thanks for this blog series! A friend of mine asked me last week if I could make a good diaper rash cream/ointment, and I had wanted to research it a bit, so this is perfect timing.

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