Oat Oil & Milk Protein Cream

I love the idea of combining the luxury of Oil Oil and Milk Protein in a heavier cream. But what else to use? Winter’s coming, and my skin feels dry and in need of a heavier product.

Rummaging around in my stash of oils, I chose Green Tea Butter for its smooth feel and because I have not used it before.

Castor Oil is one of my favorites to put in for deep moisturizing. Rounding out the formula is Golden Jojoba Oil, Stearic Acid for a bit more firmness in the finished cream, and Hydrovance as a humectant.

I will use Conditioning Emulsifier to give this cream a smooth, powdery finish.

Last week we featured Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil on Fragrance Friday, and I vowed then I would use it in something this week. I think it’ll be wonderful in this cream.

Join me in the workroom as I craft this cream.

What You’ll Need


Distilled Water
Green Tea Butter
Castor Oil
Oat Oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Milk Protein
Stearic Acid
Conditioning Emulsifier
Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil
Liquid Germall Plus


Microwave-safe container
Stick blender
Silicone spatula
Jars and Lids


72% Distilled Water
5% Green Tea Butter
4% Castor Oil
4% Oat Oil
3% Golden Jojoba Oil
2% Milk Protein
2% Stearic Acid
4% Hydrovance
3% Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5% Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

100-gram Test Batch

72 grams Distilled Water
5 grams Green Tea Butter
4 grams Castor Oil
4 grams Oat Oil
3 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
2 grams Milk Protein
2 grams Stearic Acid
4 grams Hydrovance
3 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5 gram Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus

16-ounce Batch

11.52 ounces Distilled Water
0.8 ounce Green Tea Butter
0.64 ounce Castor Oil
0.64 ounce Oat Oil
0.48 ounce Golden Jojoba Oil
0.32 ounce Milk Protein
0.32 ounce Stearic Acid
0.64 ounce Hydrovance
0.48 ounce Conditioning Emulsifier
0.08 ounce Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil
0.08 ounce Liquid Germall Plus


Weigh all ingredients but the Milk Protein, fragrance, and preservative into a microwave-safe container. Heat using short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until all ingredients are melted.

Stick blend to emulsion, then check the temperature. Set the mixture aside to cool below 120ºF before adding the more heat sensitive ingredients.

Ingredients before heating.

Piping cream into jars.

Once mixture has cooled sufficiently, thoroughly mix in the Milk Protein, fragrance, and preservative.

Scoop the cream into a plastic zip-top bag, press out all the air, then zip it closed. Cut a corner off the bag and pipe the cream into jars.

Allow the cream to cool completely before adding the lids to the jars. Label and enjoy!


After cooling, this cream has a fantastic body! It’s thick and rich, and it absorbs beautifully into my skin, leaving behind a dewy trace.

It does soap a bit when first rubbing in, but that quickly dissipates. Overall, I call this formula a big win on a day when I want to pamper my skin.

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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