HOW DOES BODY MILK HELP?
Since body milk is not as thick as body lotion, it quickly absorbs into the skin. It's similar to lotion in that it has both an oil and water component, but it's simple enough for beginners to master. Excellent for dry skin, and convenient for daytime use because it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy or oily.
ARE LOTION AND BODY MILK THE SAME THING?
This body milk recipe employs emulsifying wax as the emulsifier and doesn't require a co-emulsifier like stearic acid or cetyl alcohol, making it more convenient than making body lotion.
With the help of an emulsifier, oil and water can be combined. An emulsion can be stabilized with the help of a co-emulsifier. The emulsifying wax is a multipurpose emulsifier.
Can dry skin benefit from using body milk?
To answer your question, this homemade body milk is beneficial for dry skin. Glycerin is present to help maintain moisture levels in the skin. Because it is a humectant, glycerin attracts moisture from the air and deposits it onto your skin. Almond oil is also included to help your skin. Vitamins A and E are found in abundance in almond oil, and the oil's fatty acids help to keep the skin supple. You can substitute another oil for the almond oil if you like. If you're looking for a dry oil that will absorb fast into the skin, I suggest either sunflower oil or grapeseed oil.
HOW DO BUTTER AND MILK DIFFER?
Differences between body milk and body butter Naturally occurring skin butters, such as shea butter or cocoa butter, plus a carrier oil are combined to create a thick product known as body butter. Since there is no water used, no preservative is required. Yet, there is a water component in this body milk formula. For long-term storage, it requires a preservative. Compared to body butter, it's also very light.
PRESERVATIVE FOR BODY MILK LOTION
This body milk recipe has a short shelf life of about 6 weeks because of the water content, as reported by Simply Earth. It should be refrigerated to stop any microorganisms from growing in it. With the help of a preservative, you can extend the shelf life to roughly 9 months. Appreciate Geogard ECT, which I like since it prevents the growth of mold and yeast in water-based products as well as gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. As a preservative, you can alternatively use Phenonip or Germaben. Percentages utilized will need to be modified based on the total weight of the dish and the recommended amount of preservatives.
Ingredients for a Homemade Body Milk
To learn how to manufacture body milk cream, you will require the following:
1/4 cup pure water and 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerin.
Oil extracted from sweet almonds, to the tune of 1 tablespoon
Emulsifying wax, 1/4 teaspoon
1 drop Olive oil infused with oregano
6 drops of essential oil lavender
8 drops Preservative for ECT Use, Geogard
Hand blender with a 4-ounce container
Body Milk Cream: How to Make It
In a small basin, dissolve the glycerin in the water. Almond oil and emulsifying wax should be mixed separately.
bring both solutions to a temperature of 150 degrees F, either using a double boiler or the microwave in 30-second intervals. Take it off the heat. Both components' temperatures should be somewhat near to one another for optimal mixing. I had some trouble with this. Water warmed up a lot quicker than oil did.
STEP#3 combine the oil and water by gradually adding the oil mixture with a hand mixer. Blend for a few minutes to ensure uniformity.
Blend in the Geogard ECT and essential oils with a 30-second stir.
after the body milk lotion has cooled, transfer it to a 4-ounce jar.
Guidelines for Creating Your Own Body Milk Lotion
Even though this is a simple dish, it can be difficult to execute perfectly. In order to succeed, consider these suggestions:
Warm the bowls in the microwave together for best results. It was more difficult to melt the wax and oil combination.
To determine temperatures, a thermometer is required. My infrared thermometer is great, but it just measures the temperature of the bowl, not the liquids in it, so it isn't really useful for cooking.
Equalizing the temperatures of the two bowls is a bit of a challenge. As a result, I microwaved the oil mixture for around 15 seconds before adding the water combination for the remaining 15 seconds. It was a big help in getting them down to under 15 seconds.
You should stir for at least five minutes. If you undermix it, it will separate even though it appears to be finished.
In order to achieve the greatest results, a hand mixer should be used.
When the liquid has cooled, stir in the essential oils and preservative. The oils in the preservative could be lost if added to a hot enough combination.
BODILY MILK: HOW TO USE IT
So, what exactly does one do with bodily milk? It can be applied topically like lotion to help with dry skin. Use this body milk recipe as a lotion all over your body, or incorporate it into your next bath routine.
It's perfect for use as a hand cream because it sinks in rapidly.
Try it out, and let me know your own special twists turn out!