We have had lots of requests for this simple, but effective formulation. This formula is anyhydrous (contains no water) so doesn’t require a preservative. It is also known as “traditional Nappy Rash Cream” even though it's not actually a cream (emulsion). It is thick like a baby balm, but this can be altered by adjusting the wax to oil ratio.
This is a small batch, so accurate weighing is really important to keep the formula accurate.
- 100g Castor Oil (50%)
- 4g Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (2%)
- 20g Beeswax (10%)
- 61g Macadamia Oil (30.5%)
- 15g Zinc Oxide (7.5%)
- 1 x 240ml Double Wall Jar
250ml Pyrex or similar jug
Weigh all ingredients into a Pyrex jug and heat in Microwave to 75°C
Stir the mixture ensuring all the waxes are completely liquid
Allow to cool a little and stir until the mixture comes together in an emulsion and the Zinc Oxide is dispersed completely and evenly
Continue to mix intermittently until completely cold. The mixture requires stirring during cool down to ensure the Zinc Oxide stays dispersed and the mixture remains homogenous