Homemade Hand Cream

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12 oz Glycerin
1/2 ts Borax powder (99% pure)
16 oz Warm water; (2 c.)
1/2 oz Strong ammonia (28% or
Perfume and color to suit**
1/2 ts Paraffin wax; grated
1 1/4 c Stearic acid (powder)

Original recipe makes 1 Servings



**I use 2 teaspoons of perfumed body lotion and 1 to 2 drops of red food color. Put stearic acid, glycerin and wax in a "crock" on low heat, until all is well melted. Then add the 1/2 ounce of ammonia and stir fast with a wooden spoon (this will look a little milky). Have Borax dissolved in warm water; add, stir and immediately start beating (on low speed). Take off stove and beat until it looks like whipped cream. When cool, add perfume and color. Note: Use no metal (plastic measures or glass are fine). Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 238 by "Diane Geary" on Nov 10, 1997

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I made a recipe years ago that is almost identical to this but had no borax. It's really great for folks with sensitive skin. I cannot find a hand-lotion on the market that I can use. This recipe cleared up my eczema. I want to make it again but can't find the strong amonia. Is "Crock" a crock pot or other? I used a double boiler because of the paraffin but assume the crock takes care of that. Thanks! Marji
marjisangels 6y ago

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