Note: This is a professional formula. All of these ingredients are on our website
Hand creams are great! They can smell great and leave your skin feeling silky-smooth. If you have sensitive skin, store-bought lotions can make your skin worse. Creams that have moisturising and anti-ageing properties can be hard to get, and if you do happen to find them, they can be very expensive. You can make your own cream using this formula.
Phase % w/w input Ingredient
A 75.60 Water
B 5.00 Glycerin
B 0.30 Xanthan gum
C 1.00 Stearic acid
C 4.00 Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate
C 2.00 Avocado oil
C 10.00 Rosehip oil
D 1.00 Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
D 0.50 Lavender Essential Oil
D 0.60 Vitamin E Oil
1. Measure out phase A.
2. Combine phase B to form a slurry. Add to phase A and stir through until a homogenous gel forms.
3. Heat phase A/B to 75⁰C. Combine phase C and heat to 75⁰C. Add phase C to phase A/B under high shear stirring and mix until a smooth, glossy, homogenous emulsion forms.
4. Allow mixture to cool under low shear stirring until <40⁰C. Add phase D and stir through under low shear until homogenous.
5. Allow to cool <25⁰C. Check/adjust final pH to 5 - 5.5. Product will need overnight to thicken fully, do not evaluate it on the day you make it. Cover and give a final stir the next day before pouring off.
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