Bottoms Up Day 5 12

This is the last day of my Bottoms Up study.

If you have been following along, I hope that you have been learning how to tweak and test your formulas (whatever they may be) to get the product that you want.

I went crazy and added more ingredients today to see what that would do to the end product.

The Lanolin dropped to 5% to bring back a slightly less viscous formula, and I added Black Currant Oil, Orchid Extract, and Chamomile Extract. The extracts have been used to calm, soothe, and repair irritated skin.


HMP Shea Butter
Aloe Butter
Soy Wax
Cherry Oil
Black Currant Oil
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Calendula Extract
Orchid Extract
Chamomile Extract
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams (100 gr)
32 grams HMP Shea Butter
30 grams Aloe Butter
10 grams Soy Wax
8 grams Cherry Oil
5 grams Lanolin
2 grams Black Currant Oil
1 gram Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
8 grams Calendula Extract
2 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Chamomile Extract
Recipe in Ounces (4 oz)
1.28 ounces HMP Shea Butter
1.2 ounces Aloe Butter
0.4 ounce Soy Wax
0.32 ounce Cherry Oil
0.2 ounce Lanolin
0.08 ounce Black Currant Oil
0.04 ounce Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.32 ounce Calendula Extract
0.08 ounce Orchid Extract
0.08 ounce Chamomile Extract
Recipe in Percentages
32% HMP Shea Butter
30% Aloe Butter
10% Soy Wax
8% Cherry Oil
5% Lanolin
2% Black Currant Oil
1% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
8% Calendula Extract
2% Orchid Extract
2% Chamomile Extract


Carefully weigh all ingredients in a microwave-safe container except for the Calendula, Orchid, and Chamomile Extracts. Microwave in short bursts (30-45 seconds) until the Soy Wax is completely melted. The mixture will be a brilliant, clear, orange color and extremely hot when completely melted.

Wait until the mixture cools down and is just warm to the touch before adding the extracts. Stir and immediately pour into jars or bottles. Let set overnight to completely firm.

Hard oils for the final formula are still Soy Wax, High Melt Point Shea Butter, and Aloe Butter.

Liquid Oils include Cherry Seed Oil, Black Currant Oil, Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil, Lanolin, Calendula Extract, Orchid Extract, and Chamomile Extract.

After melting and mixing in the extracts, pour into jars.

The finished oil in jars after hardening a few hours.


This recipe was a staff favorite. Everyone tried my different creations, rubbing this and that into their arms, and the vote was unanimous on this formula being the best for the intended product.

I agree 100%. I could not have predicted the feel of this recipe over the others. The addition of the Black Currant Oil, Orchid Extract, and Chamomile Extract made for a heavier ointment that was still easy to apply. It stays on the skin longer (which is want I would want in a baby bottom ointment), and it is perfectly viscous, light in odor, and the color is beautiful.

I hope that this study has been educational and fun for everyone. This has probably been my favorite blog to date.

While discussing this blog with other staff members, we decided that these recipes can be used for other things besides baby bottom ointment. I mentioned yesterday (Day 4) that that formula might be great for a foot balm. One person suggested that the Day 1 formulation could be used as a base for sore muscle rub, but to add Menthol Crystals. Hmmm, that is a good thought. Maybe that could be something we blog about in the future.

Which formula would be a favorite for you to use on your baby, or as a gift to a young mother in your life? How would you change the recipes to suit your needs?


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12 thoughts on “Bottoms Up Day 5

  • Cindy

    This sounds like a nice thing to try. I think I will try whipping up a batch and see how I like it. I might add some EO’s to it that have antibacterial, antifungal, etc. properties to it as well and just see how I like it. Thanks for the post. Cindy

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  • Heather Gwinn

    I am eager to try this recipe. I lack a few ingredients but that just gives me an excuse to shop with you again! LOL! Is there a good oil replacement to the cherry oil? Something similar? I’m just wondering if I already have something I could use.

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    • Andee

      Cherry Oil is a light weight oil, so I would recommend Coconut Oil Fractions, Colorless Jojoba, Macadamia Nut, or Sesame Oils as replacements. Do you have other light weight oils in your stash?

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  • Tina

    Cindy and anyone else considering this recipe. PLEASE TRY IT! This new mixture has become my favorite. It tops the Tina’s Lanolin Butter and other salve-like mixtures. I find this ointment to be fantastic. I can promise, the finished product is not anything you would expect. IT IS GREAT!!!


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  • birdies

    I really like the looks of the consistency. Looks very creamy.
    I’ll have to get some orchid extract and try it.

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  • Dawn Roth

    Your blogging and curious way of exploring these products makes me eager to try something of my own! Love it!

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  • Heather Gwinn

    Andee, I do actually have coconut oil fractions & apricot kernel oil. I also know that apricot kernel oil does wonders for the skin. I use it lightly by it’s self on my face at night and have seen a great improvement on my skin. My skin has become softer, less break outs (weird), and an overall youthfulness that has been notice by others. I wonder what benefits it might have on a babies bottom! Hummm.

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  • Kam

    I received a sample of this ointment in my last order. It is awesome. My daughter had a large, dry, scaly patch of skin on the top of her foot. There was even an open wound in the damaged area that would not heal. This place has been on her foot for more than a year. I am very pleased to say, the sore has completely healed over and the scaly patch is almost gone. Thank you so much for the sample and the recipe. I am placing an order with you this week for the ingredients that I need to make more. I do plan to try making the ointment with bees wax rather than soy wax – only because I am a beekeeper. I hope this doesn’t change the properties of the ointment. Thanks again.

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    • Tina

      I am glad to hear this ointment type recipe has been so well received by her skin. That is awesome!!

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