As I mentioned the other day, the thickening posts and Iron Chemist will be delayed a few days until the weather warms up enough for me to enter my workshop! I'm willing to suffer for my beloved chemistry, but not so much that the headaches return and keep me in bed for days!
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Although I don't use it often, I do like it for a facial moisturizer for my oily, rosacea prone skin that breaks out when I put most oils on it. Mineral oil is non-comedogenic and occlusive, so it's a great choice for a moisturizer for skin that might break out with vegetable oils and for skin that needs some protection during these colder winter months.
FACIAL MOISTURIZER WITH MINERAL OIL
HEATED OIL PHASE
15% mineral oil
2% cetyl alcohol
HEATED WATER PHASE
10% lavender water
10% aloe vera
2% water soluble calendula
COOL DOWN PHASE
3% honey quat
0.5 - 1% preservative
Follow the basic lotion making instructions for this product.
To me, this is a great starting point for all kinds of wonderful ingredients. You can include extracts, cosmeceuticals, and all kinds of things that benefit your skin. You can make this with BTMS-50 instead of Polawax. You can include some mineral oil and some esters or vegetable oils and so on. Heck, leave the mineral oil out and make it with something else.
So there's a recipe with mineral oil!