Recently I tried my hand at making a Butter Cream...not bad except that I used regular Cocoa Butter and I found that walking around smelling like chocolate is really not my thing. So much for that one :).
Bypassing a second try at a Butter Cream I decided to try an emulsifying scrub. I love making and using them. They are wonderful for your skin. It's a mixture between a soap and lotion, adding sugar for gently exfoliate. I decided to use a combination of Sweet Almond Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Mango Butter. I sanitize all my equipment and jars with a combination of distilled water and bleach. This will help prevent the possible growth of mold and other nasty little things that can grow.
In a container I melted down the oils, steric acid and emulsifying wax. In a separate container I heated distilled water and Goats Milk liquid soap. I combined both batches to create a milky white thin lotion. I checked on the temperature and once it had cooled off a bit I went ahead and added my preservative and fragrance oil. This time I wanted to try a new fragrance oil that I just got in the mail, "Baby Clean" from Natures Garden. It is a nice soft, clean fragrance. Very light.
Now here is the kicker...I did not wait for the mixture to cool off a bit more because as soon as I added my sugar it started to melt! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh.... I rushed off to transfer it to a cooler bowl. It did help somewhat but most of my sugar had started to dissolve. I tried some of it as I was pouring it into jars, and not so bad. I was afraid that it would be a solid mess. Here are two pics:
I used a combination of regular white sugar and raw sugar. As you can see the raw sugar started to melt giving the mixture a light beige color :(
I really enjoyed the clean up. I got to gently exfoliate my hands while I washed and cleaned everything down. :)
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