Monday, December 28, 2009

Cuticle Cream Recipe

From: Allison B. Kontur

You will need:

Oil Phase:

0.50 oz Shea Butter, Unrefined (Ivory)
0.75 oz Olive Butter
0.25 oz Emulsifying Wax NF
0.25 oz Polysorbate 20

Water Phase:

2.25 oz Distilled Water
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) Allantoin USP

Cooldown Phase:

1.25ml (1/4 tsp) Phenonip (Preservative)
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender, Bulgarian Essential Oil
3 drops Sandalwoods Essential Oil Blend

Phase 1: In a double boiler over low heat, combine all ingredients in oil phase until melted & clear. Remove from heat.

Phase 2: In a separate, heat-proof container, heat the water until it reaches approximately the same temperature as the liquified oils/wax. Use a thermometer to accurately determine the temperature. Remove from heat and add Allantoin, stirring thoroughly until dissolved.

Phase 3: Slowly combine water mixture with oil mixture using a stick blender or mixer to fully incorporate. Allow to cool to room temperature.Phase 4: When lotion has cooled to the touch (as close to room temp as possible), add preservative and optional fragrance. Blend well to incorporate before packaging in airtight containers.

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