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Lilac Fairy Body Cream

My grandparents have a row of lilac bushes in their back yard and I have many fond childhood memories of making “beds” of lilacs for the fairies living in my grandparents yard. I also remember getting permission for cutting bunches of lilacs so I could take them home with me. I actually cut so many that my mom had to make a rule that we could only take one vase worth of lilacs home.

This body cream was inspired by childhood visits filled with lilacs, grandparents and a little imagination. 🙂 I also wanted to formulate a cream that would be perfect for me to use when I give my grandma a hand massage.

I wanted to give this body a light weight feeling after being applied, so I used Macadamia Nut Oil and Colorless Jojoba to achieve this.

I also wanted drag for this cream when it was being applied so it could be used when giving my grandma a hand massage. I didn’t want lots of drag because her skin is so fragile, but a little drag helps me make her hands feel good. To get the right amount of drag for this body cream, I used Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter and Stearic Acid as all of these ingredients help provide drag in creams.

Collect needed items:

Emulsifying Wax
Castor Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Colorless Jojoba
Stearic Acid
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Liquid Germall Plus
Lilac Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for cream

Recipe: (Makes 3.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.72 ounces Water
0.18 ounces Hydrovance
0.18 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.11 ounces Castor Oil
0.11 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.11 ounces Colorless Jojoba
0.07 ounces Stearic Acid
0.04 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 ounces Lilac Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
77 grams Water
5 grams Hydrovance
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Castor Oil
3 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
3 grams Colorless Jojoba
2 grams Stearic Acid
1 gram Cocoa Butter
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Lilac Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
77% Water
5% Hydrovance
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Castor Oil
3% Macadamia Nut Oil
3% Colorless Jojoba
2% Stearic Acid
1% Cocoa Butter
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Lilac Fragrance Oil
Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Weighing the ingredients to be melted.

Weighing the ingredients to be melted.

Ingredients after melting.

Ingredients after melting.

Mixed and cooling cream.

Mixed and cooling cream.

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus and Lilac Fragrance) into a 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 the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Body Cream Notes: This body cream has a light after feel with a little drag when being applied. It takes about 3 minutes to be massaged in completely, but sometimes that is all the time that is needed. I think this is a perfect hand or body cream to use when giving children, parents or grandparents little massages as you talk together.

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