Body cream recipe

by Biljana

Are you interested in making your own body cream recipes? Here are a couple of recipes you can definitely try out!

This first homemade body cream recipe has made its rounds across the Internet, and it was even featured once in Martha Stewart Living Radio. It requires ten drops of grapefruit extract, two drops of Ylang Ylang or Palmarosa essential oil, ten drops of Lavender essential oil, eighteen drops of Peppermint essential oil, one teaspoon of Vitamin E, half a cup of distilled water or peppermint hydrosol (also known as peppermint floral water), a tablespoon of vegetable glycerin, one-third cup of grape seed oil, and one to two tablespoons of emulsifying wax.

A Minty Fresh Body Cream Recipe

You can acquire this creamy, cool moisturizer by putting all the ingredients in and mixing up the concoction in a blender. You need to follow certain instructions so that the end result will give you a quality homemade product that soothes your thirsty, hot, and tired skin. At any rate, you need to first stir together the emulsifying wax, oil, and glycerin together on the double boiler's top part, warming it gradually on a low fire until the wax is completely liquefied. Pour the Vitamin E as you remove the heat. Warm up the peppermint hydrosol or distilled water until it's lukewarm in a separate stove or pot.

You should make it a point to do the warming up step, because if the water or hydrosol is too cold, it will ruin the batch and make your body cream recipe separate later. Once everything is done, slowly pour the lukewarm water or hydrosol over the oil as you stir with a wire whisk or egg beater until the mixture is smooth and thick. This is then the point where you mix in the grapefruit seed extract and essential oils. After you're done making the homemade body cream, pour it on a sterilized, air-tight container and store it within a cool dry place. Whenever using this cream to replenish your skin, make sure to shake it occasionally to avoid making the ingredients separate.

A Soothing and Fragrant Body Cream Recipe

If you have sunburned, bug-bitten, itchy, or otherwise dry skin, then this is your go-to body cream recipe. This can even serve as a rejuvenating cream by substituting your carrier oils with ones that are known to heal scars (like the Manuka oil). This recipe requires the following ingredients: thirty to fifty drops of Meyer lemon oil or Spanish lavender oil, eight ounces of room-temperature distilled water, three tablespoons of emulsifying wax, half an ounce of vegetable glycerin, half an ounce of cocoa butter, and one and a half ounces of sweet almond oil.

Here's how you mix everything up into body cream. You need to first combine the emulsifying wax, vegetable glycerin, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil into a heat-safe measure cup. Afterwards, melt all of it in your microwave for about one to two minutes. You can also utilize the double-boiler method wherein you nest the measuring cup into a saucepan containing about an inch or two of water; heat the entire setup over medium heat until the ingredients melt while stirring them from time to time. From there, get a blender, measure out some water, turn on the blender at the lowest setting, and deliberately pour the melted oil. This should eventually result into a thick and consistent body cream.

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