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Make Your Own Hand Cream

Make Your Own Hand Cream

Friday, 12th December 2014

Here is another really simple tutorial to help you make you own hand cream. All the ingredients are 100% natural and free from synthetic chemicals. Let's get started!
Pamper your hard-working hands with a cream rich in rosehip oil. This oil is known to heal many kinds of skin trauma, form surgical scarring to burns and even eczema. With a base of shea butter, this nourishing, enriching cream will soothe and repair dry and irritated skin. 

Recipe makes 1 x 100g/3.6fl oz pot of cream. Kit contains enaugh ingredients to make 5 pots.

Equipement needed
  • Distilled water (or boiled water)
  • 2 heat-resistant glass beakers or jars
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sugar thermometer
  • Surgical spirit or other sterilising solution to desinfect equipment
All the ingredients listed below are included in the kit. You can buy it HERE

75ml/2.6fl oz Distilled water 
1/2 tsp Glycerin

2 tsp Rosehip Oil
1/2 tbsp Glyceryl Stearate
1 tsp Shea Butter
2 and 1/4 tbsp Cetyl Alcohol
3/4 tsp Stearic Acid
12 drops Vitamin E 

24 drops Lupine Protein 
24 drops Honeyquat 50
1/4 tsp Silk Protein 
2 tsp Caprylic Acid Combo
8 drops Essential Oil 

STEP 1 : GETTING READY - First sterilise two glass beakers. Put some surgical spirit in a spray bottle and spray the beakers inside and out. Pour the surgical spirit out and let the beakers air-dry.


STEP 3: HEAT THE INGREDIENTS - Place the beakers in a saucepan and add enough water to come out 2.5cm/1 inch up the sides of the beakers. Put the pan on a gentle heat and warm until the content of the beakers are 71'C/160'F - Check the temperature with a sugar thermometer. Stir.

STEP 4: MIX THE INGREDIENTS TOHETHER - When the content of the beakers are at the desired temperature, remove the pan from the heat. Pour the Phase B ingredients into the beaker with the Phase A ingredients while stirring well. Set the empty beaker aside. Remember that the beakers will be hot so use a cloth or oven glove and handle them carefully. 

STEP 5: ADD PHASE C INGREDIENTS - Using an oven glove, carefully remove the remaining beaker from the pan and stir the mixture until it becomes creamy. Leave the mixture to cool until it is 38'C/100'F - Check with a suger thermometer. Add the Phase C ingredients and stir well. 

STEP 6: SCOOP THE CREAM INTO A JAR - You will find that it will thicken up a few days after making.

Click HERE to buy the hand cream kit


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