How to make glycerol hand cream
Glycerol is one of the most popular moisturizing ingredients of cosmetic means. And whatever opponents of glycerin would say, adding this component into composition of creams allows to turn dry, dehydrated skin into perfectly smooth, soft and gentle. The main rule when using glycerol – it shouldn’t be used in its pure form and in compositions of creams it’s advisable not to exceed it to 7% concentration.
- Hydrosol of chamomile – 2.82 oz (80 g)
- Shea butter (karate) – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Laurel oil – 0.10 oz (3 g)
- Emulsifier NeemWax – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Olive wax – 0.07 oz (2 g)
- Glycerol – 0.14 oz (4 g)
- Palma rose essential oil – 0.02 oz (0.5 g)
- Phenonip preservative – 0.02 oz (0.5 g)
We weigh oils and olive wax. Shea butter – is one of the best oils to nourish and soften skin. Laurel oil possesses evident healing, regenerating and skin moisturizing properties. Olive wax, light and non-sticky, softens the skin and helps to retain moisture in it.
Add emulsifier to oils, put the capacity on water bath and wait for complete dissolution of wax and emulsifier.
At the same time with oils we put hydrosol of chamomile on water bath to heat. You may add glycerol into it at once – it isn’t afraid of heating.
When wax and granules of emulsifier are melted, we pour molten oil phase in heated hydrosol.
Switch on mini-mixer and blend everything within several minutes until we get liquid homogeneous emulsion. Then slowly stir it with mini-mixer turned off or spoon and wait for it to cool down.
Into cooled cream (it still stays liquid) we add Palma rose essential oil the fragrance of which perfectly goes with greenish color of the cream and quite well pronounced laurel oil aroma. Palma rose essential oil provides quick healing of micro cracks and injuries on skin, visibly improves its look.
Once again mix everything with our mini-mixer.
And pour into clean little jars pre-worked with alcohol.
Already day after the liquid emulsion turns into rather dense, but very light and tender cream, which is perfectly spread over skin and is quickly absorbed. Even single application of such cream relieves your hand skin from being dry. And its regular use allows to get rid of peeling of the skin, different irritations and reddening on it.
- When I used other emulsifiers the cream on this recipe turned out to be watery. You can make it denser and improve consistence by adding a bit of Simulgel.
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