Thank you to all those who tried, bought and loved my whipped cocoa body butter that was scented with peppermint essential oil. I’ve only got 1 more jar left in stock–thanks to the very enthusiastic Shelly, Melanie and colleagues!
From your very helpful feedback on this, particularly from those who have eczema, I am definitely going to put together an unscented version of the body butter, as well as one that contains roman chamomile and lavender essential oils for those who want an additional soothing component to their body butters.
Both of these are especially intended to help those with severe eczema, though of course everyone else (with the exception of very young children, under 3 years of age as cocoa butter may be too heavy an oil for their skin). Chamomile and lavender essential oils are commonly used to soothe inflamed skin, and I myself am using this blend to control my occasional, mild eczema flare-ups.
I should have these ready for sale this weekend at Bangsar Village II. If the curiosity of your olfactory and tactile senses have been tickled, do come over to my booth and test the body butters for yourself to see (and feel!) if they really can make a difference for your skin.
I’ve been giving some thought to expanding my line of whipped body butters ahead of this month’s Jaya 33 weekend bazaars. It’s partly in response to requests from friends and customers, but mostly in the spirit of fun and experimentation. :p
So while the base ingredients that make up the moisturizing properties of the whipped body butter will remain, here are some variants I can do with regards to the essential oils for scent:
I’m most looking forward to the Calming blend, to be honest. The bottle of chamomile EO sitting in my drawer is BEGGING to be used! But hey, I’m sure you guys have some ideas you’d like to share on what kind of properties you’d like from a body butter. Fire away! We could come up with something unique, who knows?
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. 🙂