- Dec 29, 2013
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- Canada, Ontario
Correct me If I am wrong, but isn't liquid silk water based? I am paranoid about adding any water to anhydrous without a preservativeHere's my favourite body product in winter.
50g meadowfoam oil
50g peach kernel oil
30g black seed oil
30g cacao butter
15g Shea butter
15g mango butter
5g rosehip oil
10g beeswax ( optional)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon lavender or rosewood
1-2 g liquid silk
1-2g vitamin E
Correct me If I am wrong, but isn't liquid silk water based? I am paranoid about adding any water to anhydrous without a preservative
That's a good point, I am not sure but I am using the same recipe for 2 years now but they're ok. I will ask my Chemist friend.
For body butter, I do 50% firm butters, 25% coconut oil (if there's another semi-firm oil/butter out there I suspect it would be good too), and 25% liquid oil. But the absolute magic ingredient is tapioca starch. I use it at a rate of a little shy of a level teaspoon per cup of oils. Just toss it in after you get it whipped and mix well. I'm telling you, the difference is just stunning. It takes it from feeling like a greasy mess to something really silky, and luxurious. It's not just that it cuts the oily feeling- it's amazing stuff.
I'm thinking about trying this, as I have everything on hand. Any thoughts? Also, I have some apricot oil, but I am completely unfamiliar with that.
My favorite is a simple body spray that I make for myself.
4 ounces vanilla infused FCO
7 drops of lavender eo
I LOVE mango butter!! It leaves skin feeling almost silkyI've never had the opportunity to work with mango butter. Is it as hard as cocoa butter or more like Shea? Trying to figure out how to substitute. I need something more serious for my skin. Firewood season is upon us and my poor hands...
I LOVE mango butter!! It leaves skin feeling almost silky
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We can't get arrowroot here. What else could I use?My Whipped Body Butter
1/2 cup Shea Butter - SB
1/4 cup Cocoa Butter -CB
1/2 cup Mango Butter - MB
1/4 cup Coconut Oil - CO
1/2 cup light oil -jojoba or sweet almond oil or 1/2 of both
2 tbsp Vitamin E
1 tbs arrowroot powder
10-30 drops of essential oils blend (4 drops Lavender/6 drops Vanilla or 15 lemongrass)
Melt the CB in a double boiler.
Let the MB & SB soften on the stove while the CB melts.
Mix the melted CB with the light oils, essential oil & vitamin E oil.
Add the liquid oils to the softened butter and arrowroot.
Whip using a hand mixer until it's light and fluffy. (If the mixture is to runny refrigerate for 15-20 min or it starts to slightly solidify.
I store my body butter in a double walled plastic jar. It doesn't melt as easy.
If the mix is too oily for you add more arrowroot. I use natural unprocessed butters.
*Don't use if your allergic to any of the butters*