My body cream recipe is a semi-commercial formulation that I’d picked up from cosmetic training in France. It requires a nourishing oil, vegetable and some natural extracts, which are optional if you are planning to keep it simple. You can also use organic oil to make a truly lush, pampering cream. Remember - Organic does not have to cost a fortune, but not a lot of people seem to realise or appreciate that.
Hopefully when you start to make your own skincare products, you will see the genuine benefits they delivery and why there is no reason to pay a lot of money for commercial cream that contains mainly synthetic ingredients and artificial fragrances to cover those chemical smell.