After weeks of experimenting with the formulation, hunting for the right containers, and spending a little time to label design, my Whipped Cocoa Body Butters are now available for sale! Let me tell you a little bit about their ingredients and properties here. 🙂
First up, here’s exactly what went into the body butter:
- cocoa butter
- organic grapeseed oil
- organic sweet almond oil
- organic macadamia nut oil
- organic wheatgerm oil
- organic apricot kernel oil
- peppermint essential oil
As always, I’ve stayed clear of any artificial additives like preservatives, colourings and fragrances. All you’ll smell is a light touch of peppermint. It’s also *completely edible*! So no worries if you want to use it on your children, or have tots around the house. If they do manage to get the lid off the jar and have a taste of the contents, they’ll be fine. All they’ll taste is just a hint of mint. Yes, I did lick some myself to be sure.
(A friend asked if it goes well with toast–I wouldn’t recommend it, really.)
This combination of oils is great for all skin types, but I think those who have severely dehydrated skin might appreciate it even more, because of the high cocoa butter content (50%!). Just a little of the butter goes a long way. All you need to do is take a little of the stuff out, warm it up in the palm of your hands and apply it on damp skin (after showers is best). Too much and you might feel it’s greasy.
Which brings me to this–are you asking (as I did in the past) what cornstarch is doing in the list of ingredients? Well I’ve tried making batches both with and without cornstarch, and the result was quite interesting. The one with cornstarch was easier to wear all day because it made the butter feel less greasy, somehow. It was still just as moisturizing as the batch without.
If you’d like to try some, make your way over to the No Plastic Bag Bazaar at Noble Banquet, Jalan Bukit Bintang on Monday! These 130ml jars will be going for RM36 each. I’d love your feedback to see if I’m on the ball with my formulation, or if there’s anything more I can do to make it even better.
Here’s hoping this meets your skin’s needs for a good, comforting drink!
Oh, here’s a shot of the glass jars being dried in our fan oven after I sterilized them: