Honey and Oat Body Cream Projecthttps://www.brambleberry.com/in-the-studio/projects/body-care/honey-and-oat-body-cream-project/PS000199.html
This cream is made with Lemon Honey Fragrance Oil. It's a sweet and creamy scent that complements the ingredients nicely. Because of the vanilla notes, it does give the lotion a light yellow color.
We also added honeyquat, which is a water-soluble liquid that's derived from honey. It has properties similar to glycerin - it's a humectant that draws water from the air to your skin. Colloidal oatmeal is also added during the cool-down phase. It's essentially oatmeal that has been ground into a very fine powder. It's commonly used in skin-soothing bath products.
Thanks to the shea butter, beeswax, and Polawax Emulsifying Wax, the recipe has a thick texture. Because it’s water-based, it’s not as oily as a body butter, but it's definitely heavier than most lotions. Jars are the best option to store this product.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Kit Yields: About four 4 oz. jars
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Honey and Oat Body Cream Project
This recipe is full of skin-loving ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and colloidal oatmeal. It's great for dry skin.
10.7 oz. Distilled Water (67%)
1.1 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (7%)
1.3 oz. Shea Butter (8%)
1.4 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax (8%)
0.3 oz. Yellow Beeswax (2%)
0.2 oz. Lemon Honey Fragrance Oil
0.8 oz. Honeyquat (5%)
0.2 oz. Chamomile Extract (1%)
0.2 oz. Optiphen (1%)
1/2 Tbsp. Colloidal Oatmeal
EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your mask. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible.
|In a large heat-safe container, add 10.7 ounces of distilled water. Heat in the microwave until the water is about 160° F.|
In a separate small heat-safe container, combine 1.3 ounces of shea butter, 1.1 ounces of sweet almond oil, 1.4 ounces of Polawax Emulsifying Wax, and 0.3 ounces of yellow beeswax. Heat in the microwave on 30-60 second bursts until the waxes are fully melted and the mixture is about 180° F.
Check the temperature of both containers - they should be about 160° F. When they’re ready, tap your stick blender on the bottom of the bowl to release bubbles. Pour the oils and wax into the water and begin pulsing the stick blender for 60-90 seconds, making sure it's fully emulsified.
Continue stick blending until the temperature drops to about 130-140° F. Add 0.2 ounces of Lemon Honey Fragrance Oil, 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 0.8 ounces of honeyquat, and 0.2 ounces of chamomile extract. Stick blend for another 60-90 seconds.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal and stick blend for about 30 seconds until fully combined and there are no longer any chunks.
Pour the mixture into jars. Allow the jars to cool for about 1-2 hours with the lid open to prevent condensation. Secure the lid and allow the cream to fully cool and thicken. Enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman