9 Sept 2016

  I promised writing a recipe from my upcoming book, so that you can have an idea of what you would be spending your money on.  So here's a recipe from my book : HOW TO MAKE BODY CREAMS AND BUTTERS
I got this recipe from a blog about two years ago, when I started trying out cream making but I couldn't get some of the ingredients on the original recipe, hence I had to modify it and add some ingredients I found that suited my needs
It is one of my favorite recipes and can easily be adjusted to suit your needs. You can add or subtract the ingredients,depending on what you need.
With these recipe,you can make a cream that is luxurious, creamy, easily penetrable and has no greasy feel. You can use it for a flawless and smoother complexion. It lightens dark spots, nourishes, smoothens the skin and also prevents acne.  It is also one hell of a moisturizer. You can make this for yourself or your clients and wait for that happy feedback.  Enjoy!
All-Purpose Face Cream
1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup avocado butter
1/4 cup mango butter
3 tablespoons beeswax
2 teaspoons strawberry or lemon glycerine (optional)
2 teaspoons of strawberry oil 
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons neem oil
2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
1/2 cup hydrosol (like rosewater,lavender, vanilla, jasmine etc.)
Cream base
(1). For the general face cream, combine the coconut oil, the butters and beeswax in bowl  on the top of a double boiler over low heat  or place in a microwave for 3 minutes.
(2). Cook, stirring constantly, until the beeswax has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
(3). Once cooled, empty the mixture into a blender and remove the center hole from the cap, so that you can add ingredients while the blender is running. 
(4). Turn the blender on to medium speed and add the concentrated oils, glycerine( how to make lemon glycerine extract)  and vitamin E oil. 
(5). Then add the hydrosol in a thin, steady stream. Allow it to continue to blend, over time it will turn into a thick, pudding consistency which can take a few minutes.
 (6). Once it reached the right consistency, add the strawberry oil,neem oil, grapeseed oil and allow to blend for another 30 seconds.
(7). Turn the blender off and empty the mixture into glass jars . Allow to cool, before closing and refrigerating. 
This cream should be preserved in a refrigerator as it contains no preservative but it can last for up to 5 weeks. It should be made in small batches as it can be exhausted quickly in that way.
For the lightening or brightening cream version, repeat the above steps but do not use the beeswax . Once you get to step 7, pour the contents into the whitening cream base and mix before pouring into jars or bottles. Enjoy!
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