Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick

I admit that I am often inspired to create my beauty recipes from well-known skincare products I find at a particular store in the mall.  There is a particular brand (I won't name names!) that offers an Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick that promises to moisturize you from head-to-toe and costs over $20 for just over a half ounce.  I took a look at the ingredients and noticed the first ingredient is not even Argan oil, it is Apricot Kernel Oil.  I also realized I had just about every ingredient at home in my pantry.  I took this as a challenge to create my own recipe where the FIRST ingredient would be Argan Oil!!! I actually like my version better than the name brand product I tested. 


I assembled my ingredients (most of which came from Mountain Rose Herbs). I also found some small little oval twist up tubes, but you can use lip balm tubes or even little jars if you like.

There are three phrases to this beauty recipe.  You have the wax phase, the butters phase and the oil phase.  You will need to heat these separately since the Argan Oil and the Evening Primrose Oils should be kept at the lowest heat possible. I highly recommend you invest in a kitchen scale that measures in grams.  It makes it so easy when crafting beauty recipes.

My recipe makes enough to fill 5 of the small oval twist-up tubes.

Below are the labels I used. Feel free to copy and/or print them for yourself.

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick


25 grams Argan Oil
15 grans Evening Primrose Oil
12 grams Beeswax
10 grams Cocoa Butter
7 grams Soy Wax
5 grams Shea Butter
5 grams Mango Butter
3 grams Vitamin E Oil
3 grams Wheat Germ Oil
1.5 ml Rosemary Extract (40 drops)
30 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Fill a large Dutch oven with about 4 inches of water and bring to a low simmer.  In a small glass measuring cup, add in the beeswax and soy wax. Place in the water bath to melt.  Once the waxes have melted, measure the cocoa butter, Shea butter and mango butter into another glass measuring cup and place in the water bath to melt.  Add the Argan oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Rosemary Extract and essential oils in yet another glass measuring cup.  As soon as the waxes have fully melted, place the Argan oil mix into the water bath to heat for 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat but leave all three glass measuring cups in the hot water.  Quickly and carefully pour the waxes into the butters, mix well.  Quickly and carefully pour the waxes/butters into the Argan oil mix.  You will notice that the liquid will start to harden, but continue to mix until remelted. If your water bath is not hot enough to remelt the liquid, return the pot to a low flame until the mixture is fully melted.  Quickly and carefully fill your containers to the very very top with the melted liquid.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes, cap and continue to cool until hardened. Enjoy!!!





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