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Get ready for summer with Bright One, a DIY body cream

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Like many of you, the Coop Coco team has been awaiting summer with unbridled enthusiasm. Incidentally, we dreamt up this recipe on a freezing day in February when we were missing the sun and summer particularly acutely. And so, from gloom, cold, and snow, a Bright One was born: a homemade summer body cream!

Thanks to this cream’s beta-carotene-rich ingredients, radiant skin is on its way. This body cream recipe was designed to give your skin a healthy glow and to get it ready for sun exposure. Plus, with its added mica, it seems to reflect light. Just what you need for a beautiful start to a beautiful season!

So the next time you’re bored on a rainy day, you know what you have to do: make your own summer body cream, and you’ll have turned a grey day into a Bright One!

How to make body cream

Ingredientshomemade body cream

Oil phase

Aqueous phase

Cooling phase

Mica

For sparkling skin

OR

For a slightly bronzed shimmer

Scent (optional)

For a woodsy scent

OR

For a floral scent

Tools

Good to know!

  • Sea buckthorn oil and rosehip oil were chosen for their revitalizing and skin-brightening properties. They are rich in beta-carotene, which gives skin a healthy glow and helps prepare it for the sun’s rays.
  • Carrot seed hydrosol has a strong smell. You can replace it with another hydrosol or with demineralized water. Keep in mind, however, that it’s the ideal product for giving your skin that sun-kissed glow!

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. In the first bowl, weigh the aqueous phase ingredients. Heat on a double boiler to a temperature of 70–80°C.
  3. In the second bowl, weigh the oil phase ingredients. Heat on a double boiler to a temperature of 70–80°C.
  4. In a ramekin, weigh the vitamin E and elderberry extract. If desired, weigh and add the scents using the pipettes. Mix together.
  5. When the aqueous phase and oil phase have both reached a temperature of 70–80°C, pour the oil phase into the aqueous phase while mixing with the mini-mixer.DIY body cream
  6. Place the bowl in a cold water bath and continue to mix with the mini-mixer for a few minutes.how to make body cream
  7. When the emulsion has cooled to 45°C or less, remove from the cold water bath. Add the contents of the ramekin (containing the vitamin E, elderberry extract, and scents, if using). Mix with the mini-mixer until the cream is homogeneous.
  8. In a second ramekin, weigh the mica. Pour the mica into the emulsion. Stir with the spatula first, and then combine with the mini-mixer.making body cream
  9. Pour the cream into the container and allow it to cool. Voilà! Your homemade summer body cream is ready!

Use and conservation

This homemade body cream was specially formulated to hydrate skin and to prepare it for sun exposure. It is suitable for all skin types.

When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months.

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