In this post on modifying the eye cream to include different oils, Robert asks: Also, great work on the eye cream. You have been very ambitious experimenting with various emulsifiers. Of the ones you tried, which one did you like the best?
I like the Ritamulse SCG version best. Not too greasy, not too dry, it felt like it was absorbed quickly but left behind a mild greasiness that let me know the product was still there. It wasn't shiny when it put it on - which, to be honest, isn't an issue if I use it at night! I admit that I'm having a love affair with this emulsifer because it seems to fall right in the middle of Polawax's greasiness and BTMS-50's powderiness. It seems like my mom likes the BTMS-50 version best, but then she's a big fan of powderiness. I'm using the Polawax version as a very small hand cream I carry in my purse. It's lovely that way!
salt & sugar scrubs, Patricia asked: I agree about the scrubs being great for dry skin, but worry about making my Mom's shower slick! Perhaps the emulsified scrub rinses better off the floor?
I think they do. One of the nice things about the emulsified scrubs is that they rinse off fairly clean from our skin, and they do the same in the tub. I tend to reserve the oil based scrubs for my manicure scrubs, which I use in the sink, because of that slipperiness!
In this same post, Rosi asked enthusiastically: HOW ABOUT A SCRUB FOR THE FACE?
Great question! I don't tend to use oils on my skin because I'm really oily and I break out easily, but I can see how someone with dry skin might like one. Let's start a series on making facial scrubs tomorrow! The quick answer is that you might want to use something as an exfoliant other than salt or sugar. There are some nice things like jojoba beads, bamboo, loofah, or other light exfoliants you could include. And you might want to choose different oils - or maybe not.
Rosi: Can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Join me tomorrow as we take a look at making a scrub for the face!