Deep Moisturising Cleansing Milk Recipe

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Deep Moisturising Cleansing Milk Recipe



  • Deep Moisturising Cleansing Milk


  • A means of heating your mixture.
  • A small pan (a milk pan is usually good).
  • Spoons.
  • Scales that can weigh down to 1 gram.
  • 1 bottle with lotion pump dispenser and a funnel to fill.


  • Add the polyglyceryl-3 palmitate, glyceryl caprylate, Vitamin E, macadamia butter and jojoba butter to the pan.
  • Heat gently to around 50°C while stirring to ensure the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Take off the heat and add in the macadamia oil, shea oil with mixing.
  • Once cooled to below 40°C add your choice of essential oils up to 2% (2 grams in 100g or approx. 40 drops) for use in the bath or 0.5-1% for facial use.
  • Mix well then decant into your pump pack.
Phase Ingredient % Function
A Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate 10 To turn the oils to milk once they hit the water.
  Glyceryl Caprylate 5 To help reduce the surface tension of the oils so that they become milky on hitting the water.
  Macadamia Butter 10 Deep moisturisation, refatting agent.
  Jojoba Butter 7 Skin barrier repair
B Macadamia Oil 60 Skin barrier repair
  She Oil 5 Light oil for slip - good for shaving.
  Vitamin E Natural 1 Antioxidant
  Essential Oil Blend 2 To set the mood.Take care with oil selection as you will be sitting in them in the bath!
  Total 100  


Directions For Use:

  • When completed this will look like a thickened oil and can be pumped out and put into the bath to turn it milky and to help condition the skin while bathing. If you don't have a bath the mixture can be used as a facial wash for dry skin as the polyglyceryl-3 palmitate will gently remove dirt from the face while the oils and butters will moisturise. Be sure to rinse off and pat dry before continuing your usual routine

Storage & Shelf Life

  • Shelf life testing hasn't been carried out but the mixture is expected to remain stable and usable if kept dry for between 3-6 months. No preservative is required as this is an oil-only mix and the oils used are relatively stable against oxidation. Keep away from bright light, moisture and extreme heat and cold as with all cosmetic formulations.


  • Essential oils can irritate sensitive skin, you don't have to add them to this recipe and always perform a patch test on your blend before using the product on the body or face.
  • Glyceryl Caprylate can sting very sensitive skin. It is required in this recipe to help the formulation function but if you have a sensitivity to this ingredient or try your blend and it stings you can leave this out. We have reduced the level of Glyceryl Caprylate in this formula to 5% (from a recommended 10%) to reduce the likelihood of irritation.

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