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:

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Orange Slice Scrub:

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Fhaye said...

Thank you for sharing this.

Lin said...

Sheesh, it almost looks so good I wondered if it came with a spoon. And a cup of coffee. :)

Celestite said...

And now here is ANOTHER one that I am going to have to try. I love exfoliating products in the shower, they leave me feeling brand new.

I am so in love with your products. I don't think I am going to buy anything ever again at a department store.

Curious Curandera said...

great post!

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

OMG, Celestite! You are making me blush :-) Thank you so so so so so soooooo much....can you tell how grateful I am?

LIn, Fhaye, Curious...thank you girls, you make what I am working on all worth it :-)