Bottoms Up Day 4
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
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
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
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.
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.
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!