How to make an emollient cream for feet
Regular feet skin care helps us avoid numerous troubles – the hardened and dry skin, chapped heels that cause pain. Using foot scrubs and exfoliating gels helps get rid of the dead skin cells. In order to keep your feet skin in a perfect condition for a long time, it is necessary to use soothing creams.
- Linden hydrosol – 2.11 oz (60 g)
- NeoCare emulsifier – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Shea oil – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Sweet almond oil – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Glycerin – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Lanolin – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Bee wax – 0.10 oz (3 g)
- Neroli wax – 0.10 oz (3 g)
- Urea – 0.10 oz (3 g)
- Stearic acid – 0.07 oz (2 g)
- Menthol crystal – 0.07 oz (2 g)
- Optihen plus preservative – 0.03 oz (1 g)
Weigh the waxes, the stearic acid, the lanolin and the oils and heat them on a water bath.
Add the NeoCare emulsifier that makes a “water-in-oil” emulsion (it is reverse emulsifier). It is exactly this emulsion type that gives the thick and greasy cream which is absorbed by the dry feet skin very well.
Add the menthol crystal to the oils and emulsifier. The menthol will give the cooling sensation of freshness and lightness to your feet.
Simultaneously with oily phase heat the linden hydrosol on the water bath in another vessel. Dissolve some urea in it which is an active moisturizing component.
Add some glycerin into the hydrosol, because it also moistens the skin and it can be heated.
Wait until the waxes, the stearic acid and the menthol melt and the temperature of the oily and water phases catch up, afterwards we can mix them (by pouring the water phase into the oily one).
Turn the mini mixer on and start mixing.
To get a “reverse” emulsion you will have to mix the components much longer than with a usual “direct” emulsifier.
When the emulsion gets thick and when it stops flaking off, you can stop mixing.
Add the safe preservative to the cream.
Pour the cream into the clean and pre-sanitized jars.
You will get a very thick and greasy cream on the reverse emulsifier (water-in-oil).
When spreading it over the skin, it doesn’t soak up immediately. But the feeling of excessive greasiness will be away just in 2-3 minutes.
The soothing and moisturizing elements of the cream make your skin smooth and soft for long.
- The neroli wax gives a light exotic flavor to the cream. If desired, you can add your favorite essential oil to the cream.
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