Dreamy Cream Recipe
227g distilled water
28g citric acid
85g stearic acid
113g coconut oil
85g mango butter
113g avocado oil
25 drops ylang ylang essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
10 drops geranium essential oil
In a heat proof container combine the water and citric acid. Place the mixture in a bath until for about 10 minutes to warm the mix and dissolve the citric acid. (The citric acid may not dissolve completely until you stir it in; see Step 4.) Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine all other ingredients (except essential oils) in a separate large heat proof container with a pour spout. Place the mixture in a hot water bath until the waxes are nearly completely melted.
Stir the oils/waxes together to make sure they are evenly combined. By the way, unrefined avocado oil has a green tint which may be slightly transferred to your finished product. You can use any other oil suitable for dry skin, such as jojoba oil.
In the separate container, stir the water ingredients to make sure they are evenly combined.
Begin stirring the oil/wax mixture with an electric mixer and add the water mixture as you stir. You will see the mixture begin to thicken as you blend it.
Continue mixing until Dreamy Creamy is fully formed and thickened a bit. Pour into clean jars and allow too cool before capping. It will thicken as it cools.
To prolong shelf life, you can refrigerate this product between uses. You can also use a cotton swab, spatula or anything besides your fingers to dispense the cream to prevent insertion of bacterial agents. Or you can add the preservative (optiphen Plus).