Friday, September 24, 2010
GODDESS MAGIC CREAMS INSPIRED BY PRACTICAL MAGIC
Goddess Magic Creams
Justina and Anna from Mistic-Majik have come up with a grand idea for anyone interested in showing their arts, crafts, decorating skills or other talents related to the movie or book called Practical Magic.
Before starting my post, I looked up the word magic. One synonym of magic is “enchantment.” I immediately thought about my Goddess Magic Creams. My customers seem to be enchanted by them so I thought perhaps my readers would like a tutorial or at least a method on how to create them.
Goddess Magic Cream with original clay face and turquoise
In a previous blog post I jokingly said I feel like Madam Curie whenever I start to concoct my Goddess Magic Creams. Sometimes I also feel like a witch as I siphon out, mix, grind, measure and jar them. As a sculptor, I never expected to be creating face and body creams but when I found some beautiful glass jars with lids, the inventive side of me kicked in.
I sculpted faces out of stoneware clay and added interesting embellishments to each jar. I experimented with various butters and oils and It took me over two years of research and development to finally decide my creams were worth selling.
I finally settled on almond oil, shea butter, bees wax, glycerin, silk protein, grapefruit seed extract, panthenol, essential lavender oil, emu oil and coconut oil. and water AND..a "Magical" ingredient.
I heat the oils and butters until they are completely dissolved. I also heat the water. Next step is to whirl the mixture in a food processor set aside strictly for the creams. I first add the liquid ingredients and water, then slowly drizzle in the heated oils and butters.
Oils being heated
I place the cream in a freezer for about an hour. I then re-whip it in the processor until it becomes creamy and fluffy. This is probably the hardest part because everything I’ve done prior to this step depends on what the texture will be like. I was disappointed by a bad batch when I first started making the cream but seem to have perfected it now. The cream batches are now consistent.
Cream after being whipped
The one ingredient I am missing right now, and here is where the magic comes into play, is the Holy Water that I collected from the Sacred Grotto of St. Bernadette from Lourdes, France. I brought the water back over three years ago and decided to add small portions of it to my cream. I was surprised that the water lasted so long! Every time I got to the point where I had only a dribble of water left, one of my family members or friends would bring me one of the souvenirs of the water I had given to them asking if I’d like to have it back for my cream.
One of the bottles of Holy Water from Lourdes
My customers have told me some pretty amazing stories concerning my cream. Some say it gets rid of hives, other tell me that aches in their hands disappear when they use it. While not trying to sound like a snake oil doctor, I will just say that there is a good chance the creams are…..magic…
Hematite lid with original clay face
I will be concocting more of my Goddess magic Cream this winter with hopes that someone will appear with a bottle of the water from Lourdes, since I’m now completely out. Perhaps you’d like to judge for yourself if they are indeed... magic.
Amythyst lid with original clay face
Each jar comes with a scroll with ingredients and magical properties listed
If you would like to read more of the Practical Magic inspired blog posts, please just click on the button at the top of my blog on the right hand side called "Practical Magic Blog Party"