Monday, March 16, 2009

Lavender Face Cream

This is a thick and rich cream. A very high end face cream. You can substitute the oils for a more economical cream.

Water Phase:
171.8 g water (distilled)

Oil Phase:
10.5 g stearic acid
13.3 g e-wax
10.5 g babassu oil
10.5 g borage oil
10.5 g evening primrose oil
20.6 g shea butter

Preservative Phase:
7.3 g glycerine
2.55 g phenonip
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp lavender EO (essential oil)

Weigh water, stearic acid, ewax, babassu oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil and shea butter into microwave safe bowl. Heat until oils, waxes and butter have completely melted. Lower your stick blender into bowl and mix until you have a white, creamy emulsion that will resemble warm milk. Let this cool slightly, then carefully add glycerine, phenonip, cornstarch and lavender essential oil.Pour into a clean gallon size zip lock bag, seal top, snip corner and pipe into attractive 2 oz. jars.


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