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Making A Skin Loving Cream


Making a nice creamy skincare product can be challenge when unsure how to approach it. That's why I'm here, to help (smiles). I’ve certainly had my failures. I finally have created a beautiful, skin soothing, loving body cream and I want to share it with you. When applying it to my skin, it took very little and when I first applied it, it felt a bit oily from the coconut oil. Then it quickly absorbed into my skin, leaving my skin feeling soft and beautiful. This cream made with coconut oil is anhydrous which simply means it contains no water. Most anhydrous products are formulated without a preservative since they contain no water. I chose to add a preservative simply because some people will dip wet or damp fingers into there cream, creating a possible bacteria breeding ground. The preservative will protect the product.

Always start with sterile equipment. To avoid contaminating your cream, use clean dry fingers or dipping median when getting a dab from the jar. So here we go:


Gather your ingredients together.

  • · 4 ounces coconut oil

  • · ½ ounce corn starch

  • · ¼ teaspoon Boswellic acid powder

  • · 1 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E (helps keep rancidity at bay but is Not a preservative)

  • 1.4 ml Preservative Eco (1%. Do not go over 1.5%)

  • · 1.5 ml skin friendly essential oils



Gather your tools:

  • · Small saucepan

  • · Measuring cup

  • · Electric mixer

  • · Bowl to mix in

  • · Small kitchen scale

  • · Spatula


Directions:

Be sure to use a small kitchen scale for precise measurements, not a measuring cup. Weight of liquids vary slightly with temperature, altitude, chemical composition, etc.

  • Add enough water to your pan to heat coconut oil.

  • Place your coconut oil in the measuring cup and gently place in the saucepan to avoid splashing any water. Heat to melt oil. Do not boil water.

  • Remove the measuring cup, making sure to wipe all water off the outside of it.

  • Pour the oil in a small mixing bowl. Add the corn starch and Boswellic acid powder.

  • Blend well

  • Add your preservative when temperature is below 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit)*

  • Add the vitamin E

  • Mix well and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

  • Remove it from the freezer.

  • Using your mixer, start whipping it and as it softens, add your essential oils. Use your spatula to keep the cream down in bowl as you mix.

  • Mix ingredients which takes about 6-10 minutes.

  • Place in jars and label.

*Preservative effective range is pH3 to pH8. It is water soluble, so it can be used in water based products such as toners.


copyright-Rehne Burge

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