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How to make Bee's Milk Hands & Body cream

Updated: Oct 4, 2020


Today I am making a very nice highly moisturizing hands & body cream using honey and beeswax, giving it this attractive name of Bee's milk


Honey is a natural humectant, full with antioxidants and great complexion booster, while Sesame oil is an ideal moisturizer for sensitive skin, helps to reduce inflammation and repair damage.


Give your skin a luxury experience with this Cream.




To make this cream you will need:


Ingredients:


Heated water phase: percentage grams

Distilled water 65.600% ⎥ 65.6 g

Glycerin 2.000% ⎥ 2 g

Propylene glycol 2.000% ⎥ 2 g

Dl-Panthenol 1.000% ⎥ 1 g

Allantoin 1.000% ⎥ 1 g

Honey 5.000% ⎥ 5 g

Xanthan gum 0.200% ⎥ 0.2 g

Heated Oil Phase:

Beeswax 4.000% ⎥ 4 g

Sesame oil 8.000% ⎥ 8 g

Ceteareth-20 2.000% ⎥ 2 g

Cetearyl alcohol 3.000% ⎥ 3 g

Glycerol mono stearate 2.000% ⎥ 2 g

Dimethicone 350 1.000% ⎥ 1 g

Cool down phase:

Vitamin E 1.000% ⎥ 1 g

Fragrance Honey 2.000% ⎥ 2 g

Preservative Acnibio® ACB 0.200% ⎥ 0.2 g



Method:


Prepare a water bath by bringing about 3cm/1″ of water to a bare simmer over low to medium-low heat in a wide, flat-bottomed sauté pan.

- Slur the xanthan gum in glycerin first until completely hydrated then add propylene glycol to xanthan-glycerin mixture.

- now add the mixture to pre-measured distilled water

- add the honey, Dl-panthenol and allantoin to water phase

- prepare the oil phase by accurately measure all the ingredients in a heat resistance container

Place both measuring cups in your prepared water bath to melt everything through.

After about 20–30 minutes the oil part should be completely melted and the water part should be thoroughly dissolved. Remove the water bath from the heat and weigh it. Add enough hot distilled water to bring the weight back up to what it was before heating, and then pour the water part into the oil part. Stir with a flexible silicone spatula to incorporate.

Grab your immersion blender and begin blending the lotion, starting with short bursts so the still-very-liquid lotion doesn’t whirl up and spray everywhere. Blend for about a minute, leave to cool for ten, blend for another minute or two, and repeat this blend-cool-blend cycle until the outside of the glass measuring cup is barely warm to the touch and the lotion is thick and creamy.

When the lotion is cool it’s time to incorporate our cool down ingredients. Because cool down ingredients are typically present at very low amounts you’ll need to use an accurate scale—preferably one accurate to 0.01g. As these more accurate scales tend to have fairly low (100–200g) maximum weights you won’t be able to put the entire batch of lotion on that scale without blowing it out. So—grab a smaller dish. Add a scoop or two of lotion, and then weigh the cool down ingredients into that, using the more accurate scale. Stir to thoroughly incorporate, and then stir all of that back into the master batch of lotion. Doing it this way minimizes the amount of cool down ingredients lost to the secondary container.

That’s it! Transfer the lotion to a jar.


Substitutions:

- you can use sodium lactate or 1,3 propanediol instead of propylene glycol

- you can chose any other highly moisturizing oil instead of Sesame oil

- Fragrance is an optional ingredient you can substitute it with essential oils of just leave the product unscented and add more distilled water in its place

- when substituting the preservative please make sure to use it at the recommended usage rate. I am here using what I have.


Have fun


Reema ❤️

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