Ingredients: Isopropyl Myristate, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, PEG 40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Propylparaben, BHT, Fragrance
Isopropyl myristate - An ester that makes our products feel less greasy. It can be used as an oil to make products feel less greasy.
Sesame oil - An oil that contains a lot of linoleic acid, which will help repair skin's barrier repair mechanisms, and oleic acid, which will increase moisturization. It isn't staining to sheets or fabric.
PEG 40 sorbitan peroleate - An emulsifier and surfactant. Not really sure why this is here because this is an anhydrous product and we really don't need to include an emulsifier in something that contains all oils.
I have to point out that I wrote this post years ago, and I totally get why this has an emulsifier. It's so it will rinse off cleanly in the shower, leaving behind a lovely moisturized feeling that is less greasy feeling than just putting straight oil on your skin!
If you want that sensation with this product, I encourage you to try a solubilizer like PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, polysorbate 80, and so on at up to 10% in place of 10% of the sesame oil and see what you think. You might need to tweak it more or less, but that's the general idea!
Propylparaben - The preservative.
BHT - Anti-oxidant to keeps the oils from going rancid. (You can use any oil soluble anti-oxidant, like Vitamin E, in its place.)
Fragrance - Makes it smell pretty!
This is a pretty basic recipe that I'd make with IPM, sesame oil, Vitamin E (1%), and fragrance (1%). The hard part is figuring out the IPM to sesame oil ratio that you like. I made a body oil like a while ago and I love it, (find it in this post) so this is what I would suggest as a starting recipe. I like the combination of fractionated coconut oil and sesame oil because the sesame oil can feel a bit heavy on my skin after a shower, and I thought the combination of the two esters (FCO and IPM) and the oil was nice. You can use any ratios you like for the oils, and I realize the FCO isn't in the original, so to truly duplicate it, you'll want to leave it out.
POSSIBLE DUPLICATION OF NEUTROGENA'S BODY OIL
33% sesame oil
33% fractionated coconut oil
1% Vitamin E
1% fragrance oil
Get a bottle (I like a spray bottle, but you can use a disc cap bottle here) and add the ingredients in any order to the bottle. Shake well. Use and rejoice!
Join me tomorrow to duplicate Carol's Daughter Hair Milk.