Blog Readers Challenge Questions Answered, Part 4

I’ve gotten a few responses from my questions on last week’s challenge. Today, I’ll answer a question from tamithornton with help from Technical Support.

1) I would love to find an awesome recipe, helpful tips, and packaging ideas for body butter.

Body butters are generally all oil mixtures, not always, but as a general rule. This means they are much like a lip balm, maybe creamier, but still a firm product.

I am starting a thread on this topic in our forum. Go here to see the forum. If anyone would like to weigh in on what is a personal preference on packaging, tips or use of a body butter, please comment in the forum. I am sure we can find lots of ideas for Tami.

The recipe I would start with is the Lotion Bar. Once you have made it, make some comments on “too firm,” “too oily,” “too dry,” or other comments. This way we can manipulate the recipe to be like the desired product.


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11 Comments

  • Jaellra says:

    I’m trying to make a Shea body butter that, well, actually is like butter. Tub margarine consistancy to be exact. But so far, all the body butter recipes I’ve tried have been hard as rocks and or really greasy. Any hints and tips?

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    • Andee says:

      Jaellra-
      Reduce your waxes. Reduce the solid fats. Replace with semi-soft fats. Use the statches that reduce the greasy feel in body butters. This will help a great deal.

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  • Jaellra says:

    I understand the waxes. Solids, would that be cocoa butter? Semi-soft, Shea, Mango, Aloe butters? And I have cornstarch and baking soda in the house, would that reduce the greasiness?
    Thank you very much once again with all the help you provide and your amazing company. I placed an order Monday and I received it today! Yippe! I’m excited to try my hand at
    making some of the Lemongrass clay mask and using the Pink Kaolin as swirlies in some soap!

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    • Andee says:

      Jaellra-
      Solids would be Cocoa Butter or other similar oils that you have to chip. Semi-soft would be oils that you can easily poke a finger into when the oil is at room temperature. The Dry-Flo AF would be the starch that I recommend you use to reduce the greasy feel in the body butter. I hope this helps!

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  • Jaellra says:

    Thank you Andee!

    Off topic, how the heck do I post on the Forum? I really can’t figure it out ;/ I signed up for it.

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    • Andee says:

      Jaellra-
      You can either click on a current discussion and add your comments at the bottom of the page, or if you want to start a new discussion, click on the Start New Discussion on the left side of the page. Hope this helps!

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  • Jaellra says:

    Well, I don’t have an option to start a new discussion, nor is there an option for me to comment on a discussion. I must be missing something ;/ Also I can’t seem to use the points either. I’ve been on the internet for like 12 years, you’d think I could figure it out! lol

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  • Jaellra says:

    Hmm, maybe it’s because I’m listed as an applicant and not a member? Sorry to be off topic here. I’m, gonna try some body butter recipes this weekend. We’ll see how it goes!

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  • Jaellra says:

    I’m all set on the Forum!

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  • Rainy says:

    How would you add the Dry Flo in the process of making the body butter?

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  • Andee says:

    Rainy-
    Adding the Dry Flo is just like adding flour to a cake batter. Make sure that the Dry Flo is completely mixed in and that there are no lumps of Dry Flo.

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