INCI: stearic acid
Use: In soaps, it makes it possible to harden these employed with 3% of concentration. In creams, heat in your oily phase between 2 to 10% concentration depending on the thickness of the desired cream.
Face cream basic recipe
For 100g (approximately 120ml) of cream:
- Oily phase:
- 3g of stearic acid
- 5g of Glyceryl Stearate SE emulsifying wax
- 14g of your favorite oil (sunflower, jojoba, olive, …) or macerate (carrot roots, calendula flower, …)
- Aqueous phase :
- 63g of hydrosol of your choice (or water)
- 15g aloe gel (or water)
- If desired, 2 drops of your favorite and safe essential oil for the face (our favorites: tea tree, lavender, chamomile and neroli). Do not use citrus essential oils as they are photosensitive.
- Scale accurate to 0.1g of preferences (or 1g)
- 2 small saucepans (or double boiler)
- a spatula to mix and scrape the bottom of the pan.
- a hand mixer (for 100ml of cream) or a hand blender (for 500ml and more)
- In a saucepan, heat your oily phase over low heat
- In a second saucepan, heat your aqueous phase over low heat
- When your 2 phases are at a temperature of 55 degrees, pour the aqueous phase into the oily phase.
- First mix quickly with the spatula, then mix with the mixer. When the mixture is homogenized, scrape the sides and bottom with the spatula to make sure everything mixes well.
- Continue in the blender until the temperature of the cream drops to 35 degrees. To speed up the cooling process, place the pot in a bowl of cold water.
- Add your essential oil. Start with 2 drops and add as needed according to your preferences. Remember it will be in your face!
- Put the cream in your container. It is better to wait until the cream has cooled completely to prevent the water and oil from separating.