Creating a Safe, Effective, Preservative Free Cream
In truth, this isn't really a cream. Cream - by definition - is an emulsion that contains both oil and water.
This formula is my attempt at creating a 'cream' without adding any water-based ingredients.
The goal: to create a product that performs as close to cream as possible but needs no preservative and is easy to make in a DIY setting.
I'm guessing you think it looks like a whipped butter, and judging from the picture, I would tend to agree with you.
But the texture is soft yet stable, and this 'cream' melts into the skin beautifully.
Is it perfect?
Not yet, but I think a bit of serious tweaking may get me about 95% of the way – which is not too shabby.
Why Preservative Free?If you've followed this blog for a while, you know I like a challenge. I get a LOT of requests for how to make safe, preservative-free just-about-everything.
This product is still a work in progress, but I'm having a lot of fun with the different batches - the first of which is pictured above.
If it all turns out satisfactorily, the formula and instruction will be included in an upcoming publication.
Partly because you asked, but also because your questions are always so inspiring!
@Jade - thanks for your comment! Both the deodorant and this ‘cream’ will be included in the coming publication. They have both been performing well and holding steady through tests. :)
@Lulubeans - Maybe you can get some of the way if you can recall the ingredients in the lotion. It might be worth trying to remember. :)
Also on a quest for the perfect one. Ingredients are not as sour able/ available in south Africa. All my attempts are too greasy! Too solid! Too everything......
So happy to hear about this.
Is the water in suspension that it works w/o a preservative?
Thank you :)