Tuesday, January 20, 2009
What is good for ingrown hair and for your skin? Whipped Orange Slices body butter and Orange Slice Brown sugar scrub
Well, last Saturday I started the base for a sugar scrub that I wanted to make since....forever! I wanted something that is going to hug the skin and moisturize it, as well as exfoliate.
So, I started melting the shea and mango butters, added the coconut and grapeseed oil....aside I warmed up the rose floral water. When I started mixing, the e-wax was not really emulsifying the mixture as it was suppose to, so I thought - oh, well, I'll just add polysorbate 20 to emulsify it....
Ummmm.....oooops! The bottles looking similar, I added sweet almond oil instead...lol....so, I ended up with some greasy mixture that I had to remelt to fix it :-)
The almond oil is actually very good, so I dont feel bad about adding it, but it wasnt planned, thats all. In the case of the sugar scrub, this oil is actually recomended. I guess it was ment to be - like something was guiding my hand to add the ingredient that was needed.
I got tired of the girly girly scents, so I wanted to add something sweet and citrusy - a ripe orange. Yeap - Sweet Orange and Lemon essential oils are in this mix and they are awesome for oily skin.
Well, the whole thing looked so white and fluffy and OMG just amazing that I had to package it all on its own, before I even started adding the sugars and the colloidal oatmeal.
Now, brown sugar and sweet almond is said to help with ingrown hair. Its gentle and wont hurt the skin. One can rub it in with circular motions and rinse.
The way to prevent ingrown hair is to apply antiseptic lotion (like something with Tea Tree Oil) after shaving or waxing - this prevents the open pores to get infected. 5 days later you should start exfoliating every second day and until the hair start being visible again.
Ok....so ingrown hair aside :-) This sugar scrub is awesome just for any use - shred those dead skin cells and moisturize your healthy skin! Enjoy the benefits of the soothing colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, mango butter, rose floral water, coconut oil and grapeseed oil....with the added benefit of Orange and Lemon essential Oils
Whipped Orange Slices:
Orange Slice Scrub: