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Berry Merry Body Cream Kit

Berry Merry Body Cream Kit

If you want to learn how to make a thick, shea butter lotion from scratch, our Berry Merry Body Cream Kit provides you with everything you need. This body cream kit includes all of the ingredients you need to make a delightful lotion that will leave your skin feeling fresh and luxurious. This soap making kit was created in collaboration with our September 2023 Natures Maker of the Month, The Mad Soaper's Apothecary.
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Making our Berry Merry Body Cream:

Here's what's included in your kit:

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • Shea Butter
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Optiphen Preservative
  • Berry Merry Christmas Fragrance Oil
  • Iridescent Radiance Gold Mica
  • 7- 4 ounce Jars with Lids (Jar and Lid Type Varies)


Total Recipe Weights:

665 grams of Distilled Water 
116 grams Sweet Almond Oil
48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
20 grams Shea Butter
20 grams Sodium Lactate
10 grams Vitamin E Oil 
10 grams Optiphen Preservative 
15 grams Berry Merry Christmas Fragrance Oil
Less than ⅛ tsp Iridescent Radiance Gold Mica (Optional)

Clean and sanitize your work area as well as your packaging. 

Phase I: The Water Phase:  Weigh out at least 750 grams of distilled water.  While you will not need quite this much, some will evaporate.  It is better to have too much than not enough.  Place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove top. Heat your water to at least 180F.  You want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes.  The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water.  Now, remove the water from the heat source.  Then, weigh out 665 grams of distilled water.  Add the Sodium Lactate and stir.

Phase II: The Oil Phase:  Next, in a small pot, weigh out all of the following ingredients: Silky Emulsifying Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, and Shea Butter.  In a second larger pot, add a few inches of tap water.  Now, place the larger (water) pot on the stove top over medium heat.  Place your smaller pot into the larger pot to create a double boiler. Melt and heat the ingredients to 140F, stirring occasionally as they are melting. 

Phase III: The Mixing Phase:  Once both your water and oils are at about 140F, place them both into a deep mixing bowl.  Use your stick blender to blend mix them together.  As you are mixing, you will notice a slight color change in the mixture.  This means your lotion is starting to emulsify. 

Phase IV: The Cool Down Phase:  Now, allow your mixture to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, add the Optiphen, Vitamin E Oil, and fragrance oil.  Again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together.  As your lotion cools, it will thicken.  You will want to stick blend periodically as the cream is cooling.  Finally, once the lotion reaches room temperature add your mica (optional) and stir. Place it in your jars and place lids on top.

We hope that you enjoy this body lotion recipe!

Kit Specifics:
7 Jars
Time to Make:
1 Hour
Instructions Included?


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