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Mama's Hand Therapy

I have a notebook of recipes and thoughts so I am never without inspiration for a blog. So when I hit a recipe block, I turned to my trusty notebook. I find looking though that book with a pair of fresh eyes can really help. As I was browsing my pages of notes, I ran across a recipe Andee had wanted me to test. It was perfect and just what I needed. Come join me in the kitchen for some good old moisturizing fun!This recipe has several ingredients that will keep it from feeling heavy and greasy and will keep the skin hydrated. Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients and how they affect the finished product.

First on our list is Hydrovance. Hydrovance helps the skin retain moisture. The results in the skin feeling softer and smoother. An awesome way to tell how much of a difference Hydrovance makes to your lotion is to make a small batch with the Hydrovance and a small batch of one without. You will love how great your skin feels when you use the one with Hydrovance!

The next ingredient I wanted to look at today is the Isopropyl Myristate. Isopropyl Myristate is an interesting product because it reduces the greasy feeling in lotions, massage oils, lip balms and even creams! Since this lotion is intended for the hands, it is helpful to reduce the oily feeling of a lotion. I have found that while some people are more tolerant of heavier lotions on their arms and legs, they are not so tolerant of heavy product on their hands. I have found this especially true with men. If you are formulating for men in mind, Isopropyl Myristate is a must in your cupboard!

Needed Materials

Isopropyl Myristate
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Argan Oil
Orchid Extract
Ivy Extract
Green Tea Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Vitamin E Acetate
Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams
600 grams Water
50 grams Hydrovance
40 grams Isopropyl Myristate
40 grams Dimethicone
50 grams Emulsifying Wax
20 grams Stearic Acid
150 grams Argan Oil
10 grams Orchid Extract
10 grams Ivy Extract
10 grams Green Tea Extract
5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
10 grams Vitamin E Acetate
5 grams Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
21.16 oz Water
1.76 oz Hydrovance
1.41 oz Isopropyl Myristate
1.41 oz Dimethicone
1.76 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.71 oz Stearic Acid
5.29 oz Argan Oil
0.35 oz Orchid Extract
0.35 oz Ivy Extract
0.35 oz Green Tea Extract
0.18 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.35 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.18 oz Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
60% Water
5% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Dimethicone
5% Emulsifying Wax
2% Stearic Acid
15% Argan Oil
1% Orchid Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Green Tea Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
1% Vitamin E Acetate
0.5% Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance Oil

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container except for the extracts, Liquid Germall Plus, Vitamin E Acetate and fragrance oil. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir well. Allow the solution to cool. Add the extracts, Liquid Germall Plus, Vitamin E Acetate and fragrance oil. Mix well. Pour into containers. Enjoy!

I have made several sample for the shipping department. Please request on if you are interested!


Finished Lotion

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Heated Ingredients

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Mixing Lotion

Weighing Extracts, Liquid Germall Plus, Vitamin E Acetate and fragrance oil

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