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Moisturizing Shaving Cream

 

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To keep skin moisturized for the winter I have adapted my usual recipe slightly.

Tools:

Large Mixing bowl

Whisk

spoons/butter knives

spray bottle of isopropyl alcohol

digital kitchen scale

measuring cup

double boiler (makeshift with a pan of water on the stove works just fine)

microwave

pippettes

paper towels

latex gloves

containers for your final product

 

Ingredients:

2 oz Stearic Acid

1 oz Avocado Oil

.5 oz Shea Butter

.5 oz Emulsifying Wax

8 oz Distilled Water, heated

1 oz Melt & Pour Shaving Soap, grated

10 ml Aloe Vera Extract (It can be used up to roughly 15% of the total weight if you want more.)

Fragrance, optional. I only used 6 drops for this entire batch, you don’t want to over scent something that will be used on someones face. (mine is Lavender and Cedar scented this time.)

Preservative of your choice, not optional

Instructions:

Use the Isopropyl Alcohol to disinfect all of your equipment. It is important to take note that even though a measuring cup is part of the tools it will not be used for measuring anything, all measurements will be done by weight. A measuring cup is just easier to hold and pour with.

In a double boiler melt the Stearic Acid, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Emulsifying Wax.

Meanwhile, In a large mixing bowl add 8 oz of distilled water and microwave until steaming hot.

When the oils in the double boiler have completely melted whisk it slowly into the hot water, followed by the grated soap. Mix until creamy and smooth.

Using pippets add the Fragrance, Aloe Vera Extract and Preservative.

Spoon into container, leave without lid for a few hours to prevent condensation on the inside of the lid as it cools.

 

Mango Lotion

I made it a little bit thin side on accident, I believe my mistake was I originally used about 20 oz of distilled water and about 1.5 oz of mango butter and wasn’t paying enough attention. If I were to make it again I would do so as follows.

1.5 oz Almond Oil

.5 oz Avocado Oil

1 oz Sunflower Oil

2 oz Mango Butter

1.5 oz Emulsifying Wax

3 ml Jojoba Oil

10 drops Vitamin E

16-18 oz Distilled Water

3% Fresh Mango Fragrance

1% Preservative

 

Mix Almond, Avocado, Sunflower Oils in a double boiler with the Mango Butter and Emusifying Wax and melt clear. Remove from heat, pour into bowl, let oils cool slightly, add Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Heat Distilled Water in microwave and add to bowl slowly while whisking constantly until all water is added. Mix for several minutes to ensure  proper mixture of oil and water. Place bowl in fridgerator for five minutes to cool, wisk, then return to fridge for another five minutes.

Remove bowl from fridge and add Fragrance and Preservative, pour into containers while it is still warm, it will thicken up as it continues to cool.