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DIY Easy Pandanus Hand Cream



Easy, Non Greasy Pandan Hand Cream



Did you know that "after the face, hands are the second most visible, tell-tale sign of one's age”? Kulit tangan juga bikin kita tampak tua atau malah bikin kita tampak lebih muda. Disebutkan, kulit tangan yang kering can age us by nine years. Sementara, di tengah pandemic yang bikin kita harus cuci tangan berulang, kulit tangan kita rentan jadi kering. Soap and water not only rinse away kotoran, oil, bakteri dari tangan kita, tapi juga protective layer of our skin yang terdiri dari oil and wax.



To avoid skin dryness, yang bisa kita lakukan adalah pakai sabun natural -you can check here and here DIY natural soap making, dan dilanjutkan dengan pemakaian hand cream atau hand moisturizer. I usually use Vera Gel after washing my hands, tapi katika punya extra daun pandan, dan I’m in love with pandanus leaves scent, jadilah bikin DIY hand cream dengan daun pandan. This hand cream is easy to make dan non greasy



Equipment

  • Double boiler pan

  • 2 Glass beakers

  • Whisk/hand blender – bisa pakai milk frother (use it only for DIY ya)

  • Digital kitchen scale (0.0 scale)

  • Silicone spatula

  • Silicone tube or glass jar


Ingredients

  • 50gr Pandan brewed water

  • 6gr Cocoa butter – I used unrefined cocoa butter

  • 5.5gr Spirulina infused sunflower oil – here is how to make

  • 3gr BTMS-50 – conditioning and emulsifying agent

  • 1gr Cetearyl alcohol - thickening, stabilizing emulsion

  • 1.2gr D-panthenol – hydrating agent

  • 0.5 Preservative – I use Phenoxyethanol

  • 0.5gr Essential oils/fragrance



How to Make

  1. Measure all ingredients according to the recipe

  2. Place cocoa butter, BTMS-50 and cetearyl alcohol in a glass beaker dan panaskan dengan metode double boiler – say this as Glass A

  3. Masukkan air pandan ke dalam another glass beaker (Glass B) dan panaskan

  4. Setelah semua ingredients dalam Glass A meleleh, angkat ke dua glass beaker dari atas api

  5. Masukkan pandan water dalam Glass B ke dalam Glass A

  6. Aduk dengan whisk atau hand blender. Ulang beberapa kali sampai adonan mengental

  7. Setelah cream tidak terlalu panas (glass beaker bisa dipegang dengan tangan), masukkan campuran d-panthenol, preservative dan essential oils/fragrance.

  8. Mix them well

  9. Setelah cream cooling down, pindahkan ke dalam tube/jar

  10. Your DIY hand cream is ready to use



Notes

I used 5 pandanus leaves to make pandanus brewed water untuk hand cream ini. Daun pandan direbus dengan air kurang lebih 15-30 menit untuk mendapatkan warna dan aroma yang cukup kuat.

For the reason of my eczema di telapak tangan, I didn’t use fragrance and essential oils for my own DIY handcream. I’m happy with super light scent of pandanus

You can substitute that pandan water with any other beverage – air teh, air kopi atau any other herbs brewed water as you like



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