This recipe is a simple but effective light cream base full of great skin feel and moisturising properties.

Ingredients:
            Phase 1
820.5gm distilled water   
            Phase 2

50gm sweet almond oil        
25gm grapeseed oil
25gm cocoa butter
50gm BTMS25 conditioning emulsifier                                         
20gm stearic acid
             Phase 3
8gm essential oil (I used lavender but you choose what you like)
0.5gm liquid Germall plus
1gm Natural vitamin E

Method:

  1. Ensure all equipment, benches and packaging is clean and germ free.
  2. Weigh out phase 1 (water) into a saucepan.
  3. Weigh out phase 2 into another heat safe container for double boiler or low direct heat
  4. Heat both phases to 70-75ºC– remove from heat.
  5. Combine phases 1 & 2 and emulsify with a stick blender for about 5 minutes.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes and blend again.  Allow to cool to 40ºC
  6. Add phase 3 and stick blend through thoroughly to ensure even dispersion and emulsion.
  7. Check pH and adjust if necessary to 5.3-5.8.
  8. You may package your product while still warm but do not put the lids on until completely cool