Thursday, February 26, 2009

Whipped Body Icing with Shea Butter

I am so sorry that I havent been around much lately. I see that I lost followers too...:-( I got new fragrances and new extracts - papaya and custard I was in the kitchen formulating new things. This is one of the new formulas I came up with.

The whipped body icing is light and creamy. I made it this way so its easy for me to add scents to it. The thicker and greasier ones - like the Vanilla Hazelnut with Mango I got, are hard to add fragrances to because of their velocity.

The main ingredients in this one are Grapeseed Oil and Shea Butter with the mineral Zinc Oxide. I just love it when something is so beneficial for your skin, without the harsh additives as the commercial creams have, and it smells divine!

Shea Butter has been used for generations in African cultures as a moisturizer, health aid, and healing balm. In its purest forms, it is a solid fat with a high skin absorption rate. This makes Shea Butter a high ly val ued product for almost all skin types. It does not have a scent or smell, but today’s products offer a variety of aromatic scents and fragrances added to it. This high-fat butter is choc k full of naturally occurring Vitamin A, E, an d F. Many women can apply megadoses of Vitamin E to reduce stretch marks, wrinkles, and skin cracks.

Shea butter w ill p revent bumps from shaving, razor irritation, rashes, and even eczema. Use it sparingly during the summer months as it is very high in moisture; however, winter calls for a different regiment in most states! Shea Butter is a fantastic moisturizer for the outdoor enthusiast who suffers from chapped and cracked skin. Even sunburn in the summer can be soothed and reduced considerably with regular shea butter application. Shea butter has a high level of cinnamic acid, which is a naturally occurring sun screen; it will absorb easily into the skin and pores without clogging.

Grape seed oil is high in procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs); the same antioxidants found in berries, green and black teas, and red wine. According to some experts, PCOs are more powerful antioxidants than vitamins C and E. In fact, berries, green and black teas and red wine are known for their health-giving properties.

Using the grapeseed oil in skin care products, helps to tone and tighten the skin. Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid essential for the health of the skin and cell membranes, and is the reason it makes such a wonderful moisturizer, as it truly nourishes your skin.

It is known for its ability to lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling more supple and smooth, and it does not leave a greasy feeling, which makes it ideal to use on all skin types.

So, now that we know what each ingredient do....look at the pics to see what fragrances I have made with this formula for now....there will be many more to come!

You can find these and more at the DEEP MOISTURZIERS Section at Etsy:


Celestite said...

ooohh goodie! I like this one.

The lost followers might be a blogger hiccup this week. A lot of people lost some over night, they climbed back on later. I think they have to figure out that they got dropped.

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Thanks girl :-) I am using the Ginger Peach one right now and I love it! It said that it smelled like the Pier1 fragrance. I have never smelled it and it was a pleasant surprise to see how a fruit and spice can smell so much like a perfume :-) Working on new ones today with goat milk and more to come with the new extracts :-)

I never knew about the blogger hiccup...lost like 6 followers...I hope they come back again

Duni said...

the way you describe your creams makes them good enough to eat!
yes, I 'lost' followers too, because of this new google friend feature. Oh well.

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

:-) Thanks Duni, I try...thats the hardest part - describing the scent :-)

LeelaBijou said...

This sounds really good, almost yummy!