How to make body cream with licorice root extract

Updated November 21, 2016

Liquorice root extract works as an anti-inflammatory on the skin. It is used to sooth itchy skin, and can also be used as an eczema remedy. Body creams can be made at home with ingredients that include this root extract.

Combine two teaspoons cocoa butter, half a teaspoon macadamia nut oil, one and a half teaspoons apricot kernel oil, half a teaspoon thistle oil, half a teaspoon cetyl alcohol, and one teaspoon VE emulsifier in a double grill.

Turn on the stove and let the ingredients heat up until they have melted completely.

Boil four tablespoons of spring water in a kettle.

Combine one teaspoon of MF emulsifier, half a teaspoon of glycerine, 12 drops of preservative and one tablespoon of liquorice root extract in another double grill. Pour the boiled spring water over these ingredients.

Whisk all of the ingredients in Step 4 until the MF emulsifier is fully dissolved.

Combine the ingredients in each double grill together and add one-fourth teaspoon vitamin E, half a teaspoon of NFF complex and 12 drops of essential oils.

Whisk all of the ingredients together and let them cool.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp liquorice root extract
  • 2 tsp cocoa butter
  • 1/2 tsp macadamia nut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp apricot kernel oil
  • 1/2 tsp thistle oil
  • 1/2 tsp cetyl alcohol
  • 1 tsp VE emulsifier
  • 1 tsp MF emulsifier
  • 4 tbsp spring water
  • 1/2 tsp glycerine
  • 12 drops preservative
  • 1/4 tsp gram vitamin E
  • 1/2 tsp NFF complex
  • 12 drops essential oils
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