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


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine first 5 ingredients together in a LARGE mixing bowl.
2
Add 1-cup of the water and mix with mixer on high for 3 minutes.
3
Add the rest of the water 1-cup at a time; mixing for 3-minutes after each cup is added.
4
After all the water is added, mix for approximately 15 minutes (so all ingredients are well blended and lotion becomes fluffy).
5
Divide cream into clean dry jars for gift giving or for your self.
6
You can put cream into small mason, ball or kerr jars with lids.
7
NOTE 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