As a secondary note, it looks like Blogger has been messing about with the search again, so when you look for something, it brings up all the posts for that entire month instead of just the one you want. I can't control this - sorry. I can't even find a place to write to them to tell them it's annoying.
Note: The search is working again! Yay!
heatproofing emulsified sugar scrubs, eyeluvmakeup asks: So if it's regular body scrub, why does it matter if the coconut oil melts since you would want and oil based scrub, regular scrub that is?
To give a bit of context, I had suggested this: This is why I discourage you from using coconut oil as the major oil in an anhydrous product like a sugar scrub, whipped butter, lip balm, or lotion bar. It melts at 76˚F or 24˚C, which is easy to reach in a bathroom, hot car, or pocket in the spring and fall months, and very easy to reach in the summer anywhere. The same suggestion goes for babassu oil, which has a melting point of 24˚C or 76˚F.
If we're heatproofing a sugar scrub, using coconut oil means we'll have a melted mess when the temperature gets a little high. We want our scrub to be solid-ish and fluffy. Using coconut or babassu oil means that it could be more liquidy and runny. If you like your scrubs that way, then use coconut or babassu oil. But if you want to have a fluffy emulsified scrub that won't melt in the heat, then you'll definitely want to stay away from the low melting point solid oils. (The oil to the left here is an oil based scrub that is liquid. Compare this to the emulsified scrub picture higher up this post.)