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Hand Cream Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janice Smith
Added: Sunday, August 23, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 c. glycerin
1 1/4 c. stearic acid
1 T. drug store ammonia
1 oz. paraffin wax
1 pint warm water
1/2 t. Borax powder
scent & color as desired

Directions:
Directions:
Obtain stearic acid powder and ammonia from druggist. Ammonia must be STRONG, at least 28%.
Put glycerin in double boiler with paraffin wax and stearic acid. When wax is melted, turn face away and add ammonia and beat until milky. Dissolve borax in water and add to above mixture. Add scent and color. Remove from heat and transfer to large bowl and beat with a mixer until it thickens. When it looks like whipped cream or frosting, pour into jars and stir down to fill in all the air bubbles you can.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 2 quarts
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I don't know how much of these ingredients can be obtained now, but vegetable glycerin is available at Good Earth.
This handcream was a favorite of my roommates at the Y and was a real hit after we shaved our legs.

 

 

 

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