Bottoms Up Day 4 8

Here I am changing my recipe yet again to get the product that I want.

Remember that you should never have to settle for anything! If you try a recipe and you like the basic ingredients but the viscosity, color, or texture isn’t quite what you wanted, change it!

Today I am going to increase Lanolin up to 7% instead of 5%. This will make a more viscous mixture, but I am not sure just how much it will thicken it. I also want to lighten the color by reducing the Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil to 1%.

Let’s see how this formula turns out!


HMP Shea Butter
Aloe Butter
Cherry Oil
Soy Wax
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Calendula Extract
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams (100 gr)
32 grams HMP Shea Butter
30 grams Aloe Butter
10 grams Cherry Oil
10 grams Soy Wax
7 grams Lanolin
1 gram Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10 grams Calendula Extract
Recipe in Ounces (4 oz)
1.28 ounces HMP Shea Butter
1.2 ounces Aloe Butter
0.4 ounce Cherry Oil
0.4 ounce Soy Wax
0.28 ounce Lanolin
0.04 ounce Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.4 ounce Calendula Extract
Recipe in Percentages
32% HMP Shea Butter
30% Aloe Butter
10% Cherry Oil
10% Soy Wax
7% Lanolin
1% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
10% Calendula Extract


Carefully weigh all ingredients in a microwave-safe container except for the Calendula Extract. Microwave in short bursts (30-45 seconds), stirring in between, until Soy Wax is thoroughly melted.

Hard oils for the fourth day include Soy Wax, High Melt Point Shea Butter, and Aloe Butter.

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

The mixture will be extremely hot and be a brilliant orange color. When the mixture is cooled and before it has started to become hazy, stir in the Calendula Extract.

Pour immediately into jars. Cap and let sit overnight.

After the oils are completely melted, pour into jars to harden.

After sitting 24 hours, the balm is fully set.


Day 4 turned out well. I am getting closer to my goal with the product.

I liked the result of the lighter orange color. It is perfect! I don’t need to mess with that anymore.

The Lanolin did end up making a thicker, more viscous ointment, and I am worried that it is more difficult to apply to sensitive baby skin.

Today’s formula would make a great foot balm, though! It has a nice rub-in time on the skin, and it is extremely moisturizing.

This just isn’t what I want in a baby bottom ointment yet. Tomorrow is Day 5 and the final day, so here’s to getting the product I want!



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8 thoughts on “Bottoms Up Day 4

  • Cindy

    I like the looks of this balm. The golden color really looks nice. How about some Comfrey extract? Comfrey is wonderful for the skin. I use several herbs in my baby bottom skin salve. I will be interested to see how your final product turns out. The experimentation is fun to work with until you have your finished item, I feel. Cindy

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  • Kinky Witch

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your day by day experimenting! I love the fact that lotion and balm making is so easy to tweak. Looking forward to day 5s results!

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  • Neal

    Increasing the lanolin was a geat idea. Lanolin is a key ingredient in my intensive hand and foot care creams.

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  • LuAnn

    I’ve always heard that a lot of people are allergic to lanolin. Is that really true? I’ve always shied away from using it, but I like it!

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    • Tina

      I love lanolin. I have never met someone who has told me they are allergic. I have heard that “other people” have this allergy but I have never actually met someone who has confirmed they are allergic. For this reason I use lanolin without worry. If you have a concern, label your products clearly.


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  • Catalina

    This is beautiful! I got my order (well, 2 orders LOL!) this week and made lip balm for the very first time! So addicted now 🙂

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  • Lisa

    I just received a sample of this with my order. The color is great, I love it! It felt a little gritty when I first put it on the back of my hand, but it melted in wonderfully and feels silky and smooth. I am imagining this as a foot balm with peppermint essential oil. Very nice, love the color and feel, sinks in nicely and not very greasy at all =) I’ll bet that when you finally get what you are striving for, the end product will be amazing!

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