Karanja sun cream

Karanja sun cream

Formula: 163901

Phase Ingredients for ~100 ml % Quantity
A karanja oil 20 20 gr
A sea buckthorn oil 9 9 gr 
A caprilis oil 20,5 20,5 gr
A rosemary CO2 extract 0,2 7 drops
A emulsifying olive wax 5 5 gr
A candelilla wax 1 1 gr
A2 marigold CO2 extract 0,3 0,3 gr
B flat mineral water 25,4 25,4 gr
B salt 1 1 gr
C zinc oxide 12 12 gr
C titanium dioxide 5 5 gr
D cosgard 0,6 20 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Add the phase C ingredients to a bowl or mortar and thoroughly mix the composition, crushing the lumps as well as possible.

Add the ingredients of phase A, except the marigold extract, to a heat-resistant glass. In another beaker add the ingredients of phase B.
Both glasses are placed in a water bath, stirring each from time to time.

When both phases have reached a temperature of 75°C, remove from the heat.
Add the marigold extract to phase A and mix well. Gradually sprinkle the contents of phase C over this composition and mix until completely dispersed.

Using a pipette, phase B is added little by little over phase A, with continuous mixing. Then mix for 3 minutes.
Place the beaker in a bowl of cold water to accelerate the cooling process, continuing to mix for 3-4 minutes. If the mixer no longer copes due to the thickening of the composition, the homogenization is continued manually, energetically.

After the composition has reached body temperature, add the preservative from phase D and mix very well. Leave the composition to rest until completely cooled, then transfer to the dedicated container. 
The consistency of the cream will be finalized the next day.

The result is a sun cream with medium to high sun protection, with good water resistance. It can be applied on the face and body alike, it is suitable for adults and children over 3 years. Apply in a generous layer on the skin, distribute very well and repeat the application every 2 hours during sun exposure, after getting out of the water or in case of excessive sweating. 
The active substances are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - as (non-nano) mineral filters that reflect the sun's rays, karanja oil recognized for its ability to absorb some UV radiations, sea buckthorn oil, marigold and rosemary extract - strong antioxidants, anti-radicals.

Options and explanations:

  • instead of caprilis oil, you can use another vegetable oil, such as sesame, carrot, rice bran...
  • in phase B, simple salt is used, without iodine, but epsom salt (0.5%) can also be used; this ingredient contributes to the stability of the emulsion
  • the cream leaves a white layer on the skin, like commercial SPF creams, because it contains mineral filters without nano particles; the cream can be colored with a little brown pigment included in phase C
  • for extra hydration, approximately 3% glycerin can be included in the recipe, in phase B, decreasing the water accordingly


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, thermometer, 2 Berzelius beakers, mini mixer, a bowl or a mortar with pestle, Pasteur pipette, teaspoons
  • Recommended container: Bea or Optima bottle, 100 ml + flip-top cap
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, stored in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 06/24/2017 Sun Care recipes 0

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