Welcome to the beginning of June! While it wasn’t all that warm here for May, it looks like we may finally be in luck for some warmer weather. Which means we are continuing to creep towards sandal wearing temperature. And that means showing off your feet! This month I’m spotlighting my Rough Heel and Elbow Cream.
Lotions and creams in the most basic terms are simply oil and water with an emulsifying agent that allows the oil and water to bond together. An emulsifying agent is something that is soluble both in fat (in this case oil) and in water and it allows the oil to disperse evenly among the water. The thickness of the lotion or cream changes depending on the ratio of water to oil.
All Lazy Cat Oils lotions and creams use lanette wax as the emulsifying agent. It is plant based, derived from coconut. There are many different kinds of lanette wax available. LCO uses an SLS-free lanette wax.
The process of making lotions and creams is fairly straight forward. You melt and mix your oils and wax, heat your water, and add the water to the oils. I love that part – nothing more fun than watching two clear liquids come together and seeing it turn milky white on contact!
As the month continues, I’ll write about some of the individual components for my Rough Heel and Elbow Cream. As an overview, it contains distilled water, lanette wax, fractionated coconut oil, shea butter, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin E, and the essential oils of frankincense, patchouli, and lavender.
Rough Heel and Elbow Cream is my feature product for the month of June and is available for $10 instead of the regular $12.