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« on: April 17, 2009 09:30:34 AM »

so i've had a bath and beauty afternoon
i tried making bath bombs and i think they were a little less than successfull so i'm not making a post about them (they're really soft, they fizz well when they go into water but they are REALLY soft, need help there i think)

anyhow, the body butter, i haven't taken pics as it's fairly standard looking however it is really Really nice

125g cocoa butter
25g shea butter
200ml sunflower oil
essential oils to scent

melt the base oils and mix together
leave to cool or put in the fridge, i put mine in the fridge because it's warm in here and i'm impatient
keep an eye on it, when it starts to set around the edges take it out and viciously assault it with a whisk
now is the time to add you EOs (or FOs or whatever)
beat some more
put it back in the fridge
after 5-10 mins it should be completely cooled and set
take it out and beat again till you have a smooth creamy-lotiony consistency
then it's ready, put into pots/jars and you're done

ok, i found my camera so have some photos

i hope you can see how smooth and lovely it is
the tubs are just some cheap ones i got from the shop today, 10 for 1, i couldn't say no
there's about 50g of body butter in each one

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009 10:15:08 AM »

Looks great! For the bath bombs, try adding more citric acid, that makes em really hard!

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009 10:28:28 AM »

YAY MareMare thinks it looks good, i'm extra happy with it now
i'll leave them a while long and see if they harden, if not i'll moosh them up and add more citric acid
does it make a difference if it's powdered or granulated citric acid?

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009 12:19:03 PM »

the body butter looks great! Im guessing you are in the uk, since you used , so would you mind sharing where you bought the cocoa butter? was it a high street shop? just wondering, because im wanting to make my own beauty products, but not sure where i can buy the ingredients? thanks!
And thanks for sharing the recipe  Grin  - at first (i sometimes manage to miss sentences out when i read Roll Eyes   )  i was thinking "no wonder the bath bombs were soft if thats the ingredients Tongue  )
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009 12:23:49 PM »

hi, yea, i'm not the most linear thinker sorry
but yes, i'm Brit and Proud
i bought my supplies from http://herbmoonhollow.com/shop/ their prices are amazing, good service and speedy delivery not to mention fantastic quality. I'm pretty sure there's other suppliers available in the UK but my friends and i all use herbmoon because they're just awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009 12:30:45 PM »

That looks so nice! Great job!

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009 07:48:17 PM »

awesome awesome awesome..I especially love the containers that they are in..so cute..thanks for sharing..

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009 07:17:41 AM »

Great job...these look lovely.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009 07:24:40 AM »

that body butter looks wonderful!

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009 10:32:09 AM »

Looks nice, smooth and buttery! Love it!

Those containers are awesome! I must now find something similar here in the US...

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