Nourishing Dry Skin Body Cream.
A few months ago, I decided to further my knowledge on emulsion, although I already completed a course at plush folly, I needed more(I always need more!). I enrolled at Formula Botanica and it has by far been one of the best thing I’ve done so far in 2019.
It helped reinforce my grasp about ingredients and how they interact when blending, combining or mixing. Also formulating a product from scratch have become like a second nature to me now especially emulsion.
EMULSION is the combination of water and oil-which always seems impossible but with the help of some special waxes (not beeswax) its very much possible. Emulsifying wax comes in different forms and colours. This recipe calls for a complete emulsifying wax BP at 6% of the recipe.
I wanted to make something thick & rich, that will be soothing and suitable for dry mature skin.
The choice of frankincense essential oil which was added at the cool down stage is a due to the excellent rejuvenating qualities it possesses. It is soothing and a potent anti-inflammatory oil.
The cream is so luscious and excellent moisturiser for dry skin, especially mature skin. I added eco-silk to improve the texture and Cetyl Alcohol gives it the lushy, fluffy thickness.
Stage One(WATER PHASE)
Distilled Water 66%
Stage Two(OIL PHASE)
Watermelon Seed Oil 5%
Mango Butter 5%
Emulsifying Wax BP 6%
Cetyl Alcohol 2%
Stage 3(COOL DOWN PHASE)
Eco Silk 1%
Frankincense Essential Oil 1%
Vitamin E Oil 1%
Preservative 12 1%
Make sure all your equipment and surface area has been cleaned properly, because emulsion contains water, everywhere and everything must be disinfected to avoid contamination.
Measure out the first stage and put to one side.
Measure out all the ingredients for the second stage, with the use of a proper scale.
Allow both to heat up to 70 degrees Celsius in a water bath at a medium to low heat. This will normally be between 20 to 30 minutes. Then combine, that means pouring the oil phase into the water phase.
Note – Before you heat up the water phase and this is just for the water phase please, note the weight, that will include the container and the content. This is because water may evaporate when it’s s been heated. Remeasure after it has reached the appropriate temperature and just add the difference.
With the help of a hand blender, blend until your emulsion is formed.
Allow to rest and mix some more until it is well below 40 degrees Celsius. Add your cool down phase, allow to cool down properly, then, pour and a jar.
I love everything about this beautiful cream, like I wrote earlier it is so lush, sinks into the sink and leaves skin feeling so moisturised and nourished. The ingredients are natural/natural derived.
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THE FULL RECIPE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE WITH ALL THE MEASUREMENTS IN GRAMS. IT INCLUDES PLACES TO GET YOUR INGREDIENTS, ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU NEED EVEN IF YOU WANT TO PACKAGE IT FOR SALE. CONTACT ME.