Between quilting and getting class material together, I started some body butter and soap. This is body butter.I start by melting shea butter and mango butter. To that I gradually add while whipping... apricot kernel seed oil; avocado oil, and rice bran oil. A little crushed and macerated lemongrass. And at the end a little lemongrass essential oil that I make, for fragrance.
All of this in my kitchenaid mix master (used only for this) and I whip for 15 minutes then cool for 15 minutes and repeat that cycle for 3 hours. Then I spoon the light airy whip into jars. It's a really light and emollient whipped butter...decadent, but my skin loves it. No water or preservatives...it keeps about 3 months.... if it would last that long....I use it up in about 8 weeks.
And this is my new batch of soap. Same ingredients, with the addition of lye. It'll be ready in about 3-4 weeks. The floaters you see is lemongrass...not crushed up...a good exfoliate...smells refreshing too.