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Baby Powder in Body Butter Recipe

by Deema
(Montreal, QC)

Q: My body butter is made up of oils and Shea butter and wax. When I use it, however, it leaves an oily layer. I want it to be less greasy more silky.

Can I add baby powder (ingredients: zea mays (corn) starch, tori calcium phosphate, aloe leaf extract, n tocopheryl acetate). If yes, how would I add it in? Thanks!!

A: I usually add cornstarch to my body butter recipes to make them feel less greasy. That said, they are made up almost completely of oils, which are by definition greasy. Try switching out your liquid oils with grapeseed oil, which absorbs quickly into the skin and is good for all skin types.

In terms of adding baby powder, I don't see why not. If you're comfortable with the ingredients and you want to give it a try, why not make up a small batch of body butter and stir some in when the butters and waxes are melted.

This recipe for citrus body butter has cornstarch in it, so you can use it to get an idea of how much baby powder to add in relation to your other ingredients.

Good luck!

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