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Old 02-20-2016, 02:56 AM   #1
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Iam new to soap making and have started off with melt & pour bases. Which I've enjoyed. I now want to try to make a hand cream or body butter. But only have these ingredients can anybody suggest or advise on a good recipe. My products I have at hand are :-

Shea butter
Coconut oil
Jojoba oil
Almond milk fragrance oil

Could I use the above to make a nice simple hand cream. I don't really want to use bees wax if I can help it. Thank you all in advance for any replies to my thread. I greatly appreciate any advice.


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Old 02-20-2016, 03:21 AM   #2
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Check out this:

http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.co...d-butters.html

For your ingredients on hand, I'd probably go for

40% shea
40% CO

For the liquid oils, I'd head to the grocery store and pick up some avocado oil and hazelnut oil.

10% Avocado
9% Hazelnut

1% FO


You really can play around with them until you get the skin feel you're looking for. Check out the links on the page I sent for great discussions of skin feel of various oils.


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Thank you for the advice
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For a cream you will need water, emulsifier and preservative - without them you will have a much thicker butter-type product
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Hi John, I'm just awful at linking things, but I hope this article will help you.


https://www.beneficialbotanicals.com...n-ratings.html
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