Monday, June 1, 2015
The weather is getting warmer! A few notes...
Get your oils and butters into a cool, dark place. Sun and heat can speed up oxidation and rancidity of our lovely emollients, so get them into a dark place or into the fridge or freezer. Yes, you can freeze your oils with no problems!
Coconut oil and babassu oil melt around 24˚C/76˚F, so get them into the fridge or freezer over the warmer months. I'll never forget the time I went into my oils and butters box only to find a layer of oil in which everything was covered!
Using stearic acid as a thickener in your lotions can make them feel slightly colder. You can also use peppermint essential oil or menthol for that reason, too.
Blast from the past: Sunscreens
Please visit this post if you want to learn more about sunscreens and why we don't make them at home!
I think it's time to have a lie down in the cold room for a while and decompress after a morning in the workshop! It's really hot in there!