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Pour the glycerine and both the Lavender and chamomile hydrosol into a heat proof container, if you are using D-panthenol powder also add this now. Give it a good stir to help the glycerine and dissolve into the waters.
40 g Lavender Hydrosol, 5 g Glycerine, 27 g Chamomile Hydrosol
In a separate heat proof container, add the Bacuri butter, emulsifying wax, and the sunflower oil.
6 g Emulsifying Wax NF, 3 g Bacuri butter, 8 g Sunflower Oil
Make up a bain marie by adding a few inches of water into a sauce pan, and bring it up to a light simmer. When the water is just simmering, sit both the water and oil/butter containers into the water.
Leave the containers in the simmering water until the oils have melted and the water has heated through. This will usually take around 20mins.
Once the oils have fully melted, remove both containers from the water. Pour the container holding the waters and glycerine into the container with the oils.
Stir the cream in intervals, stirring for two minutes then leaving to stand for one. Continue with the intervals until the cream has thickened and cooled below 104f (40c). If at any point it looks like the cream is starting to separate, vigorous stirring should bring it back together.
When the cream has thickened and is below 122f (50c) it's time to stir in the Borage oil. Continue to stir until the cream has cooled to 104f (40c). You can now add vitamin E, oat extracts, and liquid D- Panthenol. Stirring after each applicant. Then lastly add the essential oils and preservatives and stir well.
5 g Borage Seed Oil, 2 g Oat Extract, 1 g Liquid D-Panthenol, 1 g Vitamin E Oil, 1 g Lavender Essential Oil, 1 g Preservative
Your cream should now be ready to pop into a bottle or container. I find it easyer to get it into the bottle whilst it's still warmish. I then leave the lid off until the cream has completely cooled. After putting the lid on, just for good measure I give the cream a shake.
1 Pump Bottle
This cream is suitable for your face and body. Use as and when needed, avoiding the eyes. This is particularly good as an overnight cream so that the lavender can induce sleep whilst hydrating the skin.