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Have you thought about making a salve instead of a cream? Enough slip not to drag the skin and enough grip in order to stay where you need to. A little goes a long way. The above blend with a little added beeswax or candelilia wax would work well.
Honestly, salve or cream, it really doesnt matter. I am trying to make something that works and saves me a few dollars. How his beeswax tricky?
To make a 4 ounce salve (using MG's blend), this would be my suggestion:
1 ounce beeswax (candelilia for vegans)
1 ounce shea butter
1 1/2 ounces of coconut oil
1/2 ounce Jojoba
1/2 tsp. VIT E
25-75 drops essential oil blend, if desired (go by the nose on this one, but be mindful that EOs activate with warmth of skin when applied)
If you have a double boiler, great, if not: place a glass measuring cup in a pan of simmering water. Add wax and heat gently until melted. Add shea butter and stir (popsicle sticks work great) until just melted. Add remaining ingredients off of heat. Wax and butter should be warm enough to blend with other ingredients. Pour and cool completely. If a thicker salve is desired, re-melt and add more wax. There will be a "waxy" top on the product. Just dig in, using an applicator of sorts to avoid contamination, warm in hands and enjoy!
This is how I make all my products, with fantastic results. The formula allows a great glide to warm up the tissue and then keeps you where you need to be for deeper work. I will urge you to use the purest ingredients you can find/afford, because this is lasting on the skin. Ultra hydrating and nourishing, it will stay at least 2 days on your client's skin. When you get more comfortable with this formula, you can start experimenting with different oils and butters!
Sweet! Now I want to make this salve. LOL Great teamwork.
Have a happy 4th guys.