Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday. I'm so glad you can tag along. Today, I'm making a moisturizing body wash. More specifically, I'm making the Queen of Flowers Body Wash.
The ingredients in this formulation are key to its moisturizing benefits. They are:
- Organic Castile soap. It's an oil-based soap made from olive oil, coconut, castor, or hemp oils. Castor oil is natural, nontoxic, bio-degradable, gentle on skin, and non-irritating.
- Organic Castor oil. It has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties. Castor oil has been used since Ancient Egyptian times.
- Raw Buckwheat honey. It's antiseptic, antibacterial, and contains natural alpha hydroxy acid, which exfoliates the skin. Honey is also a humectant that attracts and retains moisture in the skin.
As you can see, the honey crystallized, or formed sugar crystals. This is a natural occurrence in pure, raw, unheated honey. It is not spoiled and 100 percent useable. As a matter of fact, when stored properly (airtight glass container away from heat), honey never goes bad.
- Essential oil blend. The Queen of Flowers is a floral melange of Madagascan Ylang ylang, Egyptian Jasmine, and Bulgarian Rose Otto essential oils.
I add the essential oil blend to the castor oil and combine all the ingredients.
Look at how each ingredient separates. I stir the ingredients until they blend nicely together.
Look at how lovely the ingredients blend together. The rich brown color is from the Buckwheat honey. It looks like hot chocolate, but smells like a flower garden.
Thank you for tagging along with me in the lab to Work With Me Wednesday. Be sure to tag along next week and invite a friend or two to join us.