DISCLOSURE: SavvyHomemade.com is reader-supported. The ingredient and equipment links below are affiliate links, If you buy via the links we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you.
Learn more here..
Weigh the oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, and emulsifying wax into a heat proof container.
Weigh out the lavender hydrosol and glycerine into aseparate heatproof container. If you are using D Panthenol powder stir this into the water at this point.
Make a water bath by placing a small amount of water (about 1 1/2 inches deep) into a shallow flat bottomed saucepan, and bring to a low simmer.
Sit both the water and oil containers into the simmering water and leave until the waxes and butters are fully melted within the oil and both containers reach 70c.
Once melted and heated, turn the heat off and remove them from the water bath.
Now it’s time to combine your oil and water together, so whilst stirring pour the water base (hydrosol, and glycerine combination) to the oil base. This will produce a milky sometimes yellowish liquid.
Mix/ stir constantly until the temperature has cooled below 100f around 40c. Your cream should be a nice creamy consistency by this point.
Now its time to add the cool down ingredients.Place the container back on the scales, press the tare button and weigh the Allatione powder into the cream and stir well. Press the tare again and add the liquid D-panthenol. Repeat the same with the vitamin E and preservative. Give the cream a good mix after adding each ingredient to make sure they are well combined into the cream.Add between 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil. If you have used Wheat-germ as your carrier oil you may notice the finished cream has a strong wheat-germ scent, so I’d recommend using the full 10 drops of essential oil here. The other carrier oils choices have a milder scent and although the lavender essential is great for dry chapped skin you also want it to smell nice and not be too overbearing so I’ll leave this to your personal preference within the range I’ve suggested (between 5 to 10 drops).
Spoon into your sterile container with lid
If you are adding a good quality preservative, this hand cream should last a minimum of six months up to one year.I'm using the liquid D- Panthenol in this recipe, to be honest, I prefer the liquid one as it’s added at the cooldown and you can feel the texture of the cream becoming creamier.You can easily substitute one for the other but they do need treating differently. The powdered one is fairly heat-stable and should be added to the water phase before placing into the water bath (see step 2). The liquid one is not heat-stable so it needs to be added to the cool down phase once the cream is below 100f (40c)