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Desert Summer Body Cream

Summer can be very enjoyable but … when you live in a desert and other places around the world get half or more of your annual rainfall average in one rainstorm, you really need some extra pampering with an emphasis on the moisturizing. With this need in mind, I formulated this thick body cream that could deal with the low humidity of Utah.I have used small amounts of Lanolin in body creams and I enjoy the heavier body that creams with Lanolin have. As I was looking to make a cream that could feel luxurious and feel moisturizing, Lanolin was an excellent choice.

As I am making a thick cream, I wanted to use Emulsifying Wax as my emulsifier and Stearic Acid as my thickener. These ingredients help ensure the cream won’t separate and gives the body to cream.

I used Hydrovance as my humectant because I think summer lotions should keep skin well moisturized without being sticky. Since I like Hydrovance, I used it in my formula for fantabulous skin.

As I wanted to make this cream enjoyable for all skin types, I chose Avocado Oil. This oil is one of my favorite oils because it versatile and enjoyed by people with either oily skin or dry skin.

I added Ivy and Chamomile extracts to this lotion as I like these extracts for their skin soothing properties.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Lanolin
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Hydrovance
Water
Avocado Oil
Ivy Extract
Chamomile Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Jars for Cream

Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
0.21 ounces Lanolin
0.53 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.32 ounces Stearic Acid
0.42 ounces Hydrovance
6.35 ounces Water
2.33 ounces Avocado Oil
0.16 ounces Ivy Extract
0.16 ounces Chamomile Extract
0.05 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.05 ounces Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
6 grams Lanolin
15 grams Emulsifying Wax
9 grams Stearic Acid
12 grams Hydrovance
180 grams Water
66 grams Avocado Oil
4.5 grams Ivy Extract
4.5 grams Chamomile Extract
1.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
1.5 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
2% Lanolin
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Stearic Acid
4% Hydrovance
60% Water
22% Avocado Oil
1.5% Ivy Extract
1.5% Chamomile Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add additives once the temperature drops to 120° F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely before capping.

Completely cooled cream on a finger.

Finished product

Putting in the Additives to cooled cream

Blended cream

Melted oils just out of the microwave

Notes:
This cream is thick and heavy, so it will take some time to massage into the skin. I like to apply creams like this one after I get out of the shower. Once it has been applied, your skin will feel soft and moisturized all day long Great for the desert where we feel like our skin dries out fast!

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