Cin's "Homemade Hand and Body Cream"

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

I got my original recipe from a nurse at the hospital in the late 1950's and adapted it to my liking over the years...this is how I make it now.

RECIPE USUALLY YIELDS APPROXIMATELY 50 TO 60 OUNCES

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
depends on the size jars you use

Ingredients

1
(1 lb) jar of aquabase or hydrobase (you have to order from a pharmacists)
1
(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
water

*ALOE VERA IS OPTIONAL DUE TO ALLERGIES

Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beauty Products
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy