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My Favorite Hand Cream

I love hand creams. I have drawer filled with of a variety of of hand creams with different viscosities. Some are thick and some are fluid. Some are best for daytime use, and others are great for nighttime hand TLC (tender loving care). Since I emptied one of my jars of hand cream, I had to make another.

This hand cream is based on the Light & Thick Hand Cream that I made for the blog back in 2010. Some of the basics will stay the same. Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, and Emulsifying Wax all remained, while I changed the oil and the extract.

To keep the light weight of the original cream, I decided on using another light weight oil instead of the Coconut Oil Fractions. After reading the catalog, I decided to use the Cherry Oil. It is a light weight oil, and I think Cherry Oil also gets some bonus points for helping counteract dry skin.

I chose Sea Buckthorn Extract, as it is said to be helpful in skin regeneration, skin soothing, and as an emollient. Perfect addition to a hand cream for those busy hands!

SUPPLIES

Ingredients

Water
Hydrovance
Isopropyl Myristate
Dimethicone
Emulsifying Wax
Cherry Oil
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Vitamin E Acetate
Romantic Wish type Fragrance Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Jars for Lotion

Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)

Percentages

60.5% Water
5% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Dimethicone
5% Emulsifying Wax
17% Cherry Oil
2% Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
1% Vitamin E
1% Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil

12 ounces:

7.26 ounces Water
0.6 ounce Hydrovance
0.48 ounce Isopropyl Myristate
0.48 ounce Dimethicone
0.6 ounce Emulsifying Wax
2.04 ounces Cherry Oil
0.24 ounce Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.12 ounce Vitamin E
0.12 ounce Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil

100 grams:

60.5 grams Water
5 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Isopropyl Myristate
4 grams Dimethicone
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
17 grams Cherry Oil
2 grams Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
1 gram Vitamin E
1 gram Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

NOTES

This cream rubs into the hands easily. I think this is a great workspace hand cream, as it falls solidly in my category of “Apply and Go.” As this cream is not super stiff or thick, you could easily put this in a bottle with a High Viscosity Pump. Happy hands are just a pump away!

Finished cream in jars.

Weighing the oils.

Ingredients before microwaving.

Weighing the additives

Blending the cream.

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