An original recipe by Molly Thomas
3 tablespoons of organic oats
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup breastmilk (this is the equivalent of 5 ounces + 2 tsp, if you do not have enough milk, make up the total amount of fluid to 1 1/4 cups with whatever breastmilk you have and water)
2 tsp Bees wax pellets
6 tsp Emulsifying wax
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil OR vitamin E oil
12 drops of chamomile oil
2 tsp vitamin C powder (crushed supplement pills will be fine as it acts as a preservative)
1 tsp honey.
Clean jar/tub to store cream in with airtight lid
Put oats into a pan with water; boil until water starts to turn milky and thick.
Turn heat off. Add milk. Set oats to drain in muslin.
When cool enough to handle, give the muslin a really good squish and mush to get all of the sticky liquid out. I found that using the back of a spoon to scrape the gloop from the outside of the muslin helped.
Add Vit C powder to the milk.
Set oaty milk fluid to one side.
Melt in a clean pan: 2 tsp of bees wax and 6 tsp of emulsifying wax.
When melted, add the Almond/Vit E oil and also add the chamomile oil. This must be done on a very low heat.
While this is melting, re-heat the milk oaty gloop. Do not heat too much or boil - just warm gently.
Keep both pans on a warm heat and pour a very small amount of the liquid into the oil.
Whisk as if your life depends on it! Keep doing this until you have no liquid left.
Add the honey. The honey causes the lumpy gooey mixture to become runny. KEEP whisking.
When most of the lumps have gone and the mix is shiny and thick pour mix into your clean tub and allow to cool.
I've found at some points during this process the mixture may go from smelling sweet, to sickly, to sweet again. The end product is a sweet scent of honey, oats and almost newborn baby breath smell.
You will be left with a very thick cream that goes a long way. There may be some small lumps of bees wax left in the lotion, but it will melt at body temperature and glide nicely onto skin. The cream is non-greasy and extremely moisturizing - not to mention packed full of all the goodness of mother's milk.
Store in the fridge.
I'd love to hear your experiences if you try out my recipe. :)