Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Butter comparison chart - download

I've put together a short chart for all the various properties of butters - mango, shea, and cocoa butter - in a PDF download. And here's a PDF for the specific posts for those butters. Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

madpiano said...

I love these 2 PDFs ! I was thinking about making a nightcream for my daughter who has fairly dry skin with an oily T-Zone and suffers quite badly from acne. I was wondering if something like Mango Butter, Melon Seed Oil, Shea Butter sounds like a good combo ? If I want to make it more lotion like, which emulsifier would you recommend ?

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

I took a quick look at melon seed oil - it's a high linoleic oil, so that would be great for someone with acne. It contains some phospholipids (more about these shortly), which influence skin moisturization. Seems like a great choice! Shea butter and mango butter are great for dry skin.

As for an emulsifier, I have found BTMS to be a good emulsifier for my facial products - the cationic charge and conditioning agent make it more substantive to our skin. You can use e-wax, as well, it works well for emulsification purposes.

jackisayswhat said...

You're pretty nifty, has any one ever told you that? Thanks for consolidating all the great info into these pdfs!

Celeblith said...

Unfortunatelly pdf are not able to download :(
Can you help me, please?

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Celeblith! I'm sorry. I'm not sure what to tell you as it seems to be downloading fine for me!