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  • How to make a warming skin cream for cold hands and feet

    Posted by raveena on July 7, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Hi 
       I would like to make a very viscous and rich foot cream for people who have cold feet and hands. I have been researching raw materials but so far I can’t find anything online. 
    I do understand there are some essential oils that can work but I am looking for something that can give a warming sensation upon application. Is there anything out there? Appreciate all the help and thanks in advance. 

    P89 replied 2 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • LincsChemist

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Methyl Nicotinate gives an intense warming sensation, can be tricky to get hold of though

  • raveena

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you very helpful.

  • EVchem

    Member
    July 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Methyl Nicotinate will give ‘warm’ feeling but it is also a rubifacient (it will make your skin red). Personally my arm felt tingling and burning with  0.1% . 
    Glycerin only compositions will give a warming sensation as well, zeolites can provide slight warming. 

    Vanillyl Butyl Ether is also sold as a warming agent, it hasn’t worked well for me in creams the feeling was lost.

  • raveena

    Member
    July 17, 2020 at 3:28 am

    EVchem said:

    Methyl Nicotinate will give ‘warm’ feeling but it is also a rubifacient (it will make your skin red). Personally my arm felt tingling and burning with  0.1% . 
    Glycerin only compositions will give a warming sensation as well, zeolites can provide slight warming. 

    Vanillyl Butyl Ether is also sold as a warming agent, it hasn’t worked well for me in creams the feeling was lost.

    I have been doing the research on Vanilyl BE. Have been told that it doesn’t work with every individual.

  • P89

    Member
    February 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Hi, anyone so kind to explain me how to add it (methyl nicotinate) in the formula?

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