Handmade Shea Butter Hand Balm

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I made an ointment for the first time! This was for my battered hands. Ingredients: beeswax, unrefined shea butter, grape seed and pomegranate seed oil, lavender and rosewood essential oils. I put too little beeswax and too much carrier oil so it ended being really soft.  Works well except for being rather greasy so I use it before bed. Will put more beeswax and less oil next time. I don't really like the smell of rosewood but am trying to use it up. Despite all the essential oils I put in it, the smoky, nutty smell of the shea butter was still quite strong. Am wondering if I could use this to polish wood... I poked it as it was setting in the refrigerator, That's why you see a smudge..Ughh balm

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Oh? You're trying this stuff

Oh? You're trying this stuff too?

I'm planning on doing the same, except making a face lotion. Hm... I'm honestly a bit worried about the shea butter smell. I've heard it's quite uh... interesting. Not sure if I'd want to put it on my face but it's noncomedogenic, so... I wonder if I should switch it out for mango butter instead... at least mango butter would smell good, right? Maybe attract more mosquitos and flies though.

Mango butter is also noncomedogenic, but I suppose I'd also have to look into the benefits of mango butter to the skin/face and compare it with Shea butter.

Actually, I'd also have to start looking into the waxes and oils I should use. I was originally thinking of picking by the comedogenic ratings, but I just realized I need to keep other benefits in mind.

Ah, but for a hand lotion, definitely using beeswax.

I wouldn't recommend shea or

I wouldn't recommend shea or mango butter for the face because vegetable butters are too rich except for hand/body use. If you're worried about clogging your facial pores, I would recommend jojoba oil. Here is a good primer on how to make your own facial oil.

http://crunchybetty.com/simple-homemade-3-ingredient-facial-oil-moisturi...

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