We’ve all experienced at some point dry, chapped and/or cracked skin, rashes, itching, hives, dermatitis, pruritus, sores, burns, sunburns, frostbite, ulcers…The following anti-inflammatory, emollient cream will soothe, moisturize, nourish and soften the most delicate, fragile skin.

Recommended for sensitive skin, calendula oil has healing, anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for treating skin problems such as rashes, burns, chapped hands, sunburns, cracked skin…

Chamomile floral water is anti-inflammatory, soothes skin redness, calms flushed skin and treats irritations and allergic reactions. Cicatrizing, it promotes a smooth skin repair.

Colloidal oatmeal calms itching and redness, soothes irritations, softens sensitive and irritated skin, promotes healing and skin regeneration. Emollient, it softens the skin and improves hydration. 

Aloe Vera gel is packed with essential vitamins and micro-nutrients. Its cicatrizing properties stimulate skin repair and accelerate cutaneous micro circulation. Soothing, it calms inflammation and relieves irritations. It is also an excellent moisturizer.

Known for its healing, calming, anti fungal and anti toxic properties, spiked lavender essential oil can be applied directly on wounds, burns, sunburns, insect bites, psoriasis, acne and mycoses.

With its strong skin healing properties, benzoin resin helps repair and regenerate the skin. Soothing, it is perfect for irritations, burns, acne, rosacea and psoriasis.

Products used:
Organic Calendula Oil from Organic Creations (buy here)
NON-GMO Emulsifying Wax Pastilles from Milliard  (buy here).
Organic Chamomile Hydrosol from Organic Creations (buy here)
Organic Colloidal Oatmeal from Organic Creations (buy here)
Organic Preservative NataPres from Lotioncrafter (buy here)

 This formula will yield 40 grams (1.5 oz) of cream. Use the percentages to adjust to a different quantity.

Soothing Spiked Lavender and Benzoin Cream
Author: Corinne
Ingredients
PHASE A
  • 25% Calendula Oil 10 grams (0.37 oz)
  • 5% Emulsifying Wax 2 grams (0.07 oz)
PHASE B
  • 54% Chamomile Hydrosol 21.5 grams (0.76 oz)
  • 10% Aloe Vera Gel 4 grams (0.15 oz)
  • 5% Colloidal Oatmeal 2 grams (0.07 oz)
PHASE C
  • 1% Benzoin Essential Oil 0.4 grams (15 drops)
  • 1% Spiked Lavender Essential Oil 0.4 grams (15 drops)
  • 1% Vitamin E Oil 0.4 grams (15 drops)
  • 2% NataPres (preservative) 0.8 grams (0.03 oz)
Instructions
  1. Sterilize the container that you will store your cream in, as well as all containers and tools used to prepare the cream in boiling water.

  2. Transfer Phase A (oil + wax) into a bowl (stainless steel bowl is preferred)

  3. In another bowl, transfer Phase B (floral water + gel + oatmeal). Mix thoroughly. 

  4. Heat the 2 bowls in a double-boiler to 70°C (158°F). 

    I use a saute pan as a double boiler (see image)

  5. When the emulsifying wax is completely melted and the water begins to simmer, remove the bowls from the double-boiler.

  6. Slowly pour Phase B into Phase A stirring vigorously for about 3 minutes.

    I use a mini mixer-use metal piece (see image)

  7. Place the bowl in a container filled with icy cold water and continue stirring until the mixture is chilled.

  8. Add Phase C (remaining ingredients) and mix after each addition.

  9. Transfer the final mixture to a container of your choice.

  10. Store your pot away from light and heat. If manufactured under optimum hygiene conditions and well stored, your product can be kept for at least 3 months.

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