This is a wonderful soak in cream that is cool and soothing, and just an all round good moisturizing cream.


Phase A

  • Avocado oil 4g
  • Macadamia oil 3g
  • Almond oil 4g
  • Shea butter 4g
  • Mango butter 2g
  • Jojoba oil 4g
  • Evening primrose oil 1g

Phase B

  • Glycerine 5g
  • Demineralised water 45g
  • Aloe vera gel 20g
  • Emulsifying wax 5g
  • Stearic acid 2g

Phase C (add any or all when cream has cooled below 40 deg)

  • Vitamin E 1g
  • Sodium lactate can be used instead of glycerine 2g instead of 5g and added in the phase C instead of B
  • Essential oil/fragrance oil can be used at 2% of mix above.
  • Preservative of choice at recommended amounts


  1. Heat phase A and B separately to about 70ºc . Heat the oils in a deep dish double boiler and the B phase in a jug in the microwave oven.
  2. When oils and waxes are fully melted remove from the water (bottom pan).
  3. Add the heated water to the oils in a steady fast flowing stream while stirring (don't pour to slow or it can cause separation later on.)
  4. Mix with a stick blender, and continue with short bursts every few minutes until the mix thickens and cools.
  5. Add your desired ingredients from phase C.

Many thanks to Nicole Churchward for supplying this recipe.