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Shealoe (Part 2)

by Guest Blogger – Susan Barclay-Nichols

LOTION BAR WITH SHEALOE

  • 28{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Beeswax
  • 20{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} oil of choice
  • 30{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Shealoe butter
  • 20{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Vitamin E
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} fragrance or essential oil

Weigh the beeswax, oil of choice, and Cocoa Butter into a heatproof container (like a Pyrex jug) and place into a double boiler. Heat the ingredients until melted. Test the temperature – if it’s below 55˚C, add your Shea butter, Vitamin E, and fragrance oil, mix well, and pour into your container or mould. You can put the lotion bars in the fridge or freezer to set more quickly. When it’s solid, remove from the mould.

Shealoe butter feels less greasy on our skin than Shea Butter would alone, and because it contains refined Shea Butter, you won’t find those nasty grains in your products if you do melt and solidify something like a lotion bar or cream.

Shea Butter will normally have a shelf life of two years thanks to all those wonderful unsaturated fatty acids, but the inclusion of the Aloe Juice means it has a shelf life closer to 1 year to 18 months. It’s recommended to use it at 10{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} to get all that Shealoe goodness, but you can use it as low as 5{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} and as high as 100{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} in your products.

MAKING SCRUBS WITH SHEALOE BUTTER

Making scrubs with Shealoe is also super easy, and they’ll rinse off easily but leave behind a light moisturized feeling. The hard part is choosing the type and amount of exfoliant you want to use.  Let’s take a look at the base recipe, then figure out which exfoliants we want to include. There are so many options, but I’ll take a look at using sugar and jojoba beads.

BASE RECIPE FOR SHEALOE SCRUB

  • 88{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Shealoe butter
  • 10{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} oil of choice
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} fragrance or essential oil
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Vitamin E

Weigh your ingredients into a container and whip until you reach the consistency you like. Now we’ll add the exfoliants.

Jojoba spheres are a great addition to a scrub! They offer fine exfoliation and won’t scratch your skin, so they’re a great addition for sensitive skin or facial scrubs. The melting point is 68˚C to 72˚C, so you’ll want to add them to your scrub when the temperature dips down below 60˚C.

Since I like my exfoliation to be scrubby, I’m going to include 30{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} jojoba beads by weight to this product after I’ve whipped it.  I’ve chosen blue here to make a real impact colour wise, but you can choose any colour you like. After whipping, add 30{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} jojoba beads, and whip a little further until it’s incorporated well. I like to use my piping bag and 1M tip to make it look cute!

SHEALOE BODY SCRUB WITH JOJOBA BEADS

  • 88{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Shealoe Butter
  • 10{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} oil of choice
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} fragrance or essential oil
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Vitamin E
  • 30{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} jojoba beads

Weigh all the ingredients except the jojoba beads into a container and whip until you get a consistency you like – about a minute. Add the jojoba beads by weight and whip until incorporated. Pipe or scoop into a jar and rejoice!

If you want to add sugar or salt to this base recipe, I recommend starting at about 50{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} and working your way up to about 80{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473}, depending upon your taste in scrubbiness level. In my recipes, I always use about 75{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} because I like a lot of exfoliation!

SHIMMERING SHEALOE BUTTER SCRUB WITH SUGAR

  • 87{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Shealoe Butter
  • 10{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} oil of choice
  • 2{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} fragrance oil
  • 1{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} Vitamin E
  • 50{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} to 80{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} by weight sugar or salt

Weigh all the ingredients – except the exfoliant – into a container and whip until it reaches the consistency you like – about a minute. Add the sugar and whip until it is stiff and incorporated; this should take no more than a minute. Add your colourant (if desired) and whip again for a few seconds until the colour is consistent. You might notice I’ve increased the fragrance oil amount. Because we’re almost doubling the ingredients in this recipe, I wanted to include more fragrance so I can actually smell it!

In this recipe, I added 75{2f217b6ef4e944ec449aa2c625e1f0e1f43c0ee840d0a16b8bf46c3ef1173473} sugar to the whipped base, then I added 3/16 tsp of pink mica (you could use powdered chocolate colourants, but please ensure they are oil soluble) to make it look like cupcake frosting! I fragranced it with Wedding Cake – my favourite fragrance ever! – and piped it into the jar with my piping bag and 1M tip. You might be able to see a few blue jojoba spheres in the mix. I included those to look like sprinkles as I’m a huge fan of cupcakes! This would be absolutely adorable packaged in layers of colour to look like ice cream!

As a note, please don’t use iron oxides or ultramarine colours in your scrubs as they can give off a not-so-nice odour when mixed with water or other liquids.

1 Comment

  • DREAMY BODY LOTION
    12 grams- avocado oil
    10 grams- olive oil
    8 grams-E WAX
    6 grams- cocoa butter
    2 grams – vitamin E
    2 grams- jojoba oil
    6 grams- stearic acid
    14 grams- preservative (germall plus liquid)

    my question is if this lotion is used on skin does it become watery … I need to add acetyl alcohol because to mix water and oil I want to know how many grams to add acetyl alcohol in this recipe?

    WHIPPED BODY FROSTING
    227 grams- virgin coconut oil
    128 grams- mango butter
    57 grams- unrefined sheabutter
    142 grams- E wax
    907 grams- distilled water
    14 grams- preservative (germall plus liquid)
    20 grams- fragrance

    my question is if this cream is used on skin does it become watery … I need to add acetyl alcohol because to mix water and oil I want to know how many grams to add acetyl alcohol in this recipe?

    Thany you and i hope u reply back ! 🙂

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