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!
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!