Base Cream Recipes


Rosewater Base Cream

Ingredients:

Waters:

  • 2/3 cup Distilled Rosewater

  • 1/3 Cup Aloe Vera Gel, or, Comfrey root tea

  • Vitamin E (7drops)

    Oils

  • 3/4 cup Almond or Apricot oil

  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Butter

  • 1 tsp. anhydrous lanolin

  • 2 Tablespoons liquid lecithin

  • 1/2 oz. grated beeswax

    Equipment

    Small pan
    Pyrex measuring cup with a spout Blender
    Wooden spoon
    Rubber spatula
    Storage jar
    Label

    Procedure:

    Melt the oils and wax together, watching carefully to see that they don’t burn. Set them aside until they cool down a bit. Put the 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera Gel in the blender and whip it for a few seconds. Add the Rosewater and blend both together. Pour the warm oils into the measuring cup so you can take advantage of its pour spout. Turn the blender on and adjust the dial to its highest speed. Now, drizzle the oil mixture slowly into the top of the blender. You will see the immediate change in consistency and now you should listen closely for a change in sound. It will suddenly thicken and you will hear “Glug, Glug”. This indicates that the mixture is done. Spoon it into an amber glass jar, cap it and your done! There is no need for refrigeration if you use the distilled Rosewater or plain distilled water; it is only when you add possible bacterial sources that the spoilage potential rises. If you use an herb in the formula you would want to refrigerate it or add Benzoin tincture (1 drop per ounce of cream) as a preservative.

    To make a homeopathic cream, all you have to do is mix the mother tincture 1x of the remedy of choice into the cream at 5% of the formula. Use a metal spatula and glass slab to do the mixing.   

Lavandula Cream

This formula makes about 4 ounces by weight and a little more by volume (since it is whipped).The naturally aromatic Lavender hydrosol gives the cream a soft  oral aroma.

Ingredients: Oil Phase:

12 grams Mango Butter
12 grams Ultra Re ned Cocoa Butter12 grams Babassu Butter
10 grams Emulsifying Wax NF
2 grams Stearic Acid

Water Phase:

35 grams Organic Lavandula Augistofolia Hydrsosol
35 grams Distilled Water
2 grams Glycerin

3 grams Grapefruit Seed Extract

Directions:

In a double boiler, heat all in the ingredients in the Oil Phase until they are thoroughly melted. In a separate container, gently warm the Water Phase ingredients. Do not use a microwave as it can damage the ingredients. Use a second double boiler or try putting a heat-proof glass measuring cup or beaker inside a pot of hot water. Heat the Water Phase until it is warm, but do not boil it.

When both phases are ready, transfer your Oil Phase into a sturdy mixing bowl. Use a hand blender or electric mixer and begin whipping the Oil Phase. Slowly, add the Water Phase to the bowl (while you are mixing). The mixture should become white or creamy looking and will foam up when you add the Water Phase.

To make a homeopathic cream, all you have to do is mix the mother tincture 1x of the remedy of choice into the cream at 5% of the formula. Use a metal spatula and glass slab to do the mixing.

Label and date the jar. Store in a cool dry place.

Healing Emollient Cream:

This cream has a deep healing effects of comfrey. It is a heavier cream and protects the skin for longer periods.

Ingredients:

Waters:

  • 1 cup Olive oil

  • 1/2 Comfrey root tea

  • 2 Tablespoons liquid Lanolin

  • 1 ounce beeswax

  • 3 tablespoons liquid lecithin

  • 10 drops Rose water

  • 7 drops Vitamin E

    Equipment:

    Double boiler Blender
    Glass stirring rod Storage jar

    Procedure:

    Make a decoction of rough cut Comfrey root pieces with 1 tablespoon root to 1/2 cup distilled water, strain and measure out 2 ounces, set aside. Heat oil, beeswax, lecithin and lanolin in the top of a double boiler (remember, to grate the wax  first so that it will melt faster). Cool down to warm, then stir in the Comfrey tea. Pour into a blender and whip until thick and creamy. Cool completely in the refrigerator then blend the mixture again. Spoon into a glass jar, cap tightly and date and label the product. Store in the refrigerator.

    Lotion:

    To make a lotion, use the base formula for Rosewater Cream without adding the bees wax (see previous page).

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