How to make lanolin hand cream
Lanolin – is approved means to improve condition of skin. In winter lanolin cream is real escape for chapped, dry hand skin. Read below how to make the most effective hand cream by using minimum ingredients.
- Lime-tree hydrosol – 2.68 oz (76 g)
- Lanolin – 0.35 oz (10 g)
- Avocado oil – 0.35 oz (10 g)
- Neo Care emulsifier – 0.10 oz (3 g)
- Phenonip preservative – 0.02 oz (0.5 g)
- Palmarose essential oil – 0.02 oz (0.5 g)
Having composition, similar to human skin fat, lanolin quickly restores damaged skin, makes it soft, moisturizes and heals cracks. Many people avoid adding lanolin into creams, as it has a specific smell. But the smell is easily disposed of with essential oils, and what is more, I can’t call lanolin’s odor too much unpleasant. That is why we include more lanolin into the recipe of the cream, hand skin will be very grateful for this.
Add avocado oil to lanolin – one more ingredient that actively nourishes, softens and moisturizes the skin.
At the same time we put two capacities on a water bath – one with lanolin and avocado oil, the other – with lime-tree hydrosol.
When lanolin is completely melted, we add Neo Care emulsifier to oily phase and heat everything a little more.
Pour the oil with lanolin into hydrosol.
We mix it up with mini-mixer until we get a homogeneous emulsion. We get the emulsion very quickly, as not only Neo Care makes for water drops and oils unification, but lanolin possesses rather powerful emulsifying properties.
Add palmarose essential oil into the cooled cream. Its subtle, herbal fragrance easily hides lanolin’s smell. Besides, palmarose essential oil possesses powerful skin regenerating properties, provides healing of micro cracks and cuts (in hand cream it is very relevant).
The last thing to add is the preservative. We thoroughly stir everything one more time.
Just after preparing the cream is quite liquid, and it can be easily bottled into clean jars. In a few hours after being ready the cream starts to thicken, will become more dense and rich.
Lanolin hand cream is well and quickly absorbed, doesn’t leave any film on hands. After using it hand skin becomes soft, tender and elastic. Regularly using of this cream, you may get rid of dry skin and peeling of hand skin even during cold period in the shortest time.
- Though when obtaining lanolin sheep don’t suffer at all (it is got from washing the fleece after shearing) some vegans refuse to use it for preparation of handmade cosmetics, considering it to be the product of animal origin. In such cases you may buy vegetable lanolin, close in properties to animal one, but made of sunflower seeds.
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