Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating BODY BUTTER BALM

  • belassi

    February 16, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Given your preconditions, I don’t see how you can be helped.

  • natzam44

    February 16, 2020 at 12:40 am

    I agree with @Belassi .
    Both shea butter and coconut oil have low melting points. Without adding something like wax, it will never remain stable at 45C. 

    Why would you be worried about the source being a synthetic derivative? In no way, shape or form would that make your formula unsafe.

  • LuisJavier

    February 16, 2020 at 12:58 am

    I don’t see how carnauba wax can have a synthetic derivative.

  • belassi

    February 16, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Now consider the implications even if your proposed formula could be stabilised at 45C.
    Coconut oil: smells unpleasant.
    Shea butter: the smell is also offputting for many people.
    Coconut oil has a comedogenic rating of 4.0 out of 5. (can cause acne by clogging pores)

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