Why you NEED body butter and how to make your own


Moisturising with body butter helps replenish moisture in skin which may have been lost due to environmental factors. It also creates a barrier to the skin from nasty contaminants. ⁠OOH and they smell and feel DIVINE too! ⁠

Here is how you can make your OWN.

 


Ingredients

Phase %w/w input Ingredient⁠

A 73.20 Water⁠

B 5.00 Glycerin⁠
B 0.70 Acacia & xanthan gum ⁠

C 1.50 Stearic acid⁠
C 4.00 Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside ⁠
C 2.00 Sorbitan olivate ⁠
C 4.00 Avocado oil⁠
C 4.00 Baobab oil⁠
C 4.00 Blackcurrant oil⁠

D 0.80 Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin⁠
D 0.80 Tocopherols - mixed⁠

q.s. pH Adjuster⁠


Method

1. Measure out phase A.⁠

2.  Combine phase B to form a slurry. Add to phase A and stir through until a homogenous gel forms.⁠

3.  Heat phase A/B to 75⁰C. Combine phase C and heat to 75⁰C. Add phase C to phase A/B under high shear stirring and mix until a smooth, glossy, homogenous emulsion forms.⁠

4.  Allow mixture to cool under low shear stirring until <40⁰C. Add phase D and stir through under low shear until homogenous.⁠

5.  Allow to cool <25⁰C. Check/adjust final pH to 5 - 5.5. Product will need overnight to thicken fully, do not evaluate it on the day you make it. Cover and give a final stir the next day before packing off.⁠


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