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Spring Energy Body Cream

Spring is one of my favorite times of year, especially when the flowers begin blooming and the plants are all vibrant colors! I begin thinking about how to bring extra energy into my daily life and I usually turn to lotions and creams scented with cheery fragrances to give me that extra boost of spring like energy.

I decided to make the Energy Body Cream from our Recipe Collection. This recipe was originally released in 2003, but with a few changes to meet the limited ingredients available in my cupboard.

I used Cherry Seed Oil instead of Apricot Kernel Oil and increased the Jojoba to help replace the Sweet Almond Oil. I added Pumpkin Seed Extract to help stimulate skin that needs help after harsh winter weather and Orchid Extract for the skin pampering that comes with this well loved extract.

Let’s go make some body cream for bringing a smile to your face!

Collect needed items:

Cherry Seed Oil
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Cocoa Butter
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Orchid Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for cream

Recipe: (Makes 4 ounces or 115 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.84 ounces Water
0.32 ounces Cherry Seed Oil 9.2
0.28 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil 8
0.2 ounces Emulsifying Wax 5.8
0.12 ounces Hydrovance 3.5
0.08 ounces Stearic Acid 2.3
0.08 ounces Cocoa Butter 2.3
0.04 ounces Pumpkin Seed Extract 1.1
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract 1.1
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus 0.6
0.02 ounces Lemongrass Essential Oil 0.6
Recipe in grams:
80.5 grams Water
9.2 grams Cherry Seed Oil
8 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
5.8 grams Emulsifying Wax
3.5 grams Hydrovance
2.3 grams Stearic Acid
2.3 grams Cocoa Butter
1.1 grams Pumpkin Seed Extract
1.1 grams Orchid Extract
0.6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.6 grams Lemongrass Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
70% Water
8% Cherry Seed Oil
7% Colorless Jojoba Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
2% Stearic Acid
2% Cocoa Butter
1% Pumpkin Seed Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Lemongrass Essential Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus, Extracts and Lemongrass Essential) 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.

Cream Notes: This body cream is actually what I would term a “mid-weight” cream. Not light enough to feel like a lotion, but not so heavy that it feels like a cream made specifically for dry feet! I really liked applying this body cream right after a shower because it feels luxurious by giving my skin a silky and dewy feel all day! Using this body cream, indulged my drier elbows without feeling too heavy on my shoulders or legs. The cheery scent of Lemongrass made this cream feel like I had applied an energetic smile to my skin!

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Weighing the ingredients to be heated.

Weighing the ingredients to be heated.

Melted ingredients.

Melted ingredients.

The body cream as it is cooling.

The body cream as it is cooling.

Bottles filled with the body cream.

Bottles filled with the body cream.

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