- Sep 14, 2017
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I want to make body butter that spreads better so I don't dread using it as much as I do now. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
Thanks, lsg, but I've not yet tried my hands at lotions (with water) and mine is an anhydrous BB.
I have high temperatures almost all year and when I add too much soft oils, my BB tends to streak. Thanks anyway, and let me know if you think of anything else, dixiedragon.Assuming you are making oils only body butter - you need more soft oils. I love coconut oil in leave on products. It's a bit greasy at first but it absorbs very quickly. But any soft oil would work.
Second time today I'm coming across castor oil in relation to this research. I would have thought castor oil will rather contribute viscosity to the BB? I will have to study it more carefully. Thank you, cmzaha.Castor oil and IPM work very well to help cut the oily feel
Never heard of sunflower wax. Will look into it. Thanks, Saranac.First, I agree with Dixie about coconut oil. I use coconut 92 in lotion and love the feel. It's a little greasy at first, but it absorbs relatively quickly.
Second, I have found that Sunflower Wax, added at about 2-4% of the liquid oil amount, makes for a less-greasy feeling product. When I first started playing around with the wax, I found that a mix of 4% SFW and 96% sunflower oil made a sightly thickened oil that I actually liked on my skin; normally, I don't care for anhydrous products, but this oil lacked the greasiness. I went on a search for information and found a website from the UK that mentioned this characteristic of SFW. I love it so much that I have incorporated it into my lotions and am working on an emulsified body butter that includes it.
The only warning I have is that the SFW that I bought from NG smells strongly of crayons. The odor is so overwhelming that I double-bagged my first order and relegated it to its own plastic container in the back of my closet. It's not noticeable at the 2-4% level in scented products, so that's a plus!