Cin's "Homemade Hand and Body Cream"
RECIPE USUALLY YIELDS APPROXIMATELY 50 TO 60 OUNCES
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- (1 lb) jar of aquabase or hydrobase (you have to order from a pharmacists)
- (4 oz) bottle of glycerin
- 1 oz
- baby oil gel (or baby oil)
- 3 oz
- aloe vera (clear gel)*
- 4 oz
- vitamin e (clear gel)
- 3 1/2 c
*ALOE VERA IS OPTIONAL DUE TO ALLERGIES
1Combine first 5 ingredients together in a LARGE mixing bowl.
2Add 1-cup of the water and mix with mixer on high for 3 minutes.
3Add the rest of the water 1-cup at a time; mixing for 3-minutes after each cup is added.
4After all the water is added, mix for approximately 15 minutes (so all ingredients are well blended and lotion becomes fluffy).
5Divide cream into clean dry jars for gift giving or for your self.
6You can put cream into small mason, ball or kerr jars with lids.
7NOTE from CinStraw:
I use old antique AVON jars as they make nice gift jars. Just wash them out with mild soapy water, rinse well and dry completely before filling with lotion-cream.
If it ends up on the thin side, then I call it "LOTION", if thicker (as it usually is) I call it "CREAM"...depends on the base you can find to use.
I loved Unibase best BUT it has been discontinued, so we can not get it anymore. Therefore I have been using Aquabase instead for some time now.
It is a base the doctors and nurses used to mix their medication creams with.