Nourishing Winter Hand and Body Cream

Nourishing Winter Hand and Body Cream

This wonderful cream will leave you feeling uplifted, and your skin silky soft and well nourished. It's a great choice to use in winter when you need a little extra care. The rich cream is also lovely to use on the face and feet.

Stage 1(above 75°C)
8% Emulsifying Wax (BTMS 25)
8% Oat Oil
8% Olive Oil
 
Stage 2 (above 75°C)
68% Boiling Spring Water
3% Comfrey Glycerol Extract
 
Stage 3 (above 75°C)
2% Calendula CO2 Extract
1% Eco Marine Algae Extract
1% Preservative 12
0.7% Lavender Essential Oil
0.3% Patchouli Essential Oil
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method

  • Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a stainless steel bowl and place over a saucepan of boiling water (bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.
  • When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger stainless steel bowl. Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler.
  • Pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the Stage 2 ingredients and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Ensure the mix is still over 75°C and stir continually for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly.
  • Keep stirring all the time.
  • When the cream or lotion is below 40°C add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.

 

Emulsifying Wax (BTMS 25)

A fantastic emulsifier for all skin care products leaving a luxurious silky and powdery feel on the skin.

Oat Oil

Oat Oil penetrates very well into the skin with no sticky after feel at all - it has a soft, velvety feel to it. Promotes good moisture retention in the skin by slowing down Trans epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Very nourishing and protective.

Olive Oil

An excellent oil that is stable and very conditioning, especially for the hands and feet. Very lubricating, softening and nourishing to the skin and has protective qualities. Blend Olive Oil with Calendula and Comfrey Oils to improve chapped skin or skin that has become drier due to the weather and exposure to longer periods of central heating.

Comfrey Glycerol Extract

Comfrey has a synergy with all forms of Calendula and works extremely well with Olive Oil so the Glycerol Extract is a perfect addition to this nourishing winter cream.

Calendula CO2 Extract

Calendula CO2 Extract is very regenerative to the skin. As an effective antioxidant, it helps to tackle free radical damage and is a perfect companion to Comfrey in any product.

Eco Marine Algae Extract

Not only is Eco Marine Algae Extract a great anti aging ingredient it is also anti inflammatory and protective. It plays an important role in the skin’s barrier function due to its repairing properties and helps to keep the skin hydrated. It strengthens skin and offers some protection from UVB rays so makes a great addition to this cream.

Lavender and Patchouli Essential Oils

A fabulous combination for their regenerative properties, perfect for skin that has become dehydrated due to the winter.

Preservative 12

An essential ingredient if you want your wonderfully nourishing winter cream to be safe to use for more than a few days.


4 Responses

AROMANTIC LTD
AROMANTIC LTD

January 27, 2022

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development
Team;

“The AHA fruit acids are compatible with the ingredients per seen, but what you need to consider is the stability of the emulsion. The Stage 3 ingredients are already at 4% and whilst there is no exact number to give, going much higher than this can cause instability in emulsions. The other factor is the acidity as well, which is more likely to cause separation. It could be possible, but we have not tried it. If you wish to test it for yourself, make a small sample and do 3 freeze/thaw tests over a period of a week. If it survives that, then it’s a good sign that it will be stable.!

Kolade Siyanbola
Kolade Siyanbola

January 27, 2022

Apologies for my earlier question as I realised that the BTMS25 stands in as the Emulsifier.
Can AHA Fruits Acid be used in this combination with Comfrey Glycerol Extract and Calendula CO2 Extract.

AROMANTIC LTD
AROMANTIC LTD

January 25, 2022

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Simple answer is you don’t.

Oil and water molecules will appear to combine when stirred together but will separate out unless an emulsifier is used.

Emulsifier molecules have a hydrophilic end (water attracting) and a hydrophobic end (water repelling). The hydrophilic end binds water molecules to it and the hydrophobic end binds oil molecules to it so when oil, water and emulsifier are mixed together the molecules combine and form an emulsion.

There are some bi-phase products available nowadays, but these liquids always need to be shaken vigorously to mix the two layers together before applying immediately. They are not emulsions and once left to stand the layers will, again, separate out."

Kolade
Kolade

January 25, 2022

How do you mix oil and water without an emulsifier?

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