I want to make the honey kissed massage butter
, which is supposed to be edible.
A customer asked me to make her one scented with Egyptian Musk. That one is definitely not edible, however, now she has asked me to make her a pot of the edible massage butter. Your recipe says that it can be licked off the body if there is no essential oil used to scent.
But when I looked at my tubs of shea butter and cocoa butter, it says on them that they are not for ingestion. What about the Apricot Kernel or Jojoba oils that are used in the recipe? Are those ingestable? I don't want to poison my customer!
She has chosen for flavor one of the flavor oils I use in my lip balm, and of course I will use the honey powder. That's ok, right?A:
Yes, that massage cream recipe is edible, if you buy food-safe shea butter and cocoa butter and you use the apricot kernel oil. It sounds like the shea and cocoa butters you have are cosmetic grade, so you'll need to buy food grade instead. Here's a link to one I found on Amazon.com (I searched on the phrase "edible shea butter")Pure Organic Raw Virgin Shea Butter
You can also get edible cocoa butter
from Amazon.com, as well as apricot kernel oil
and honey powder
... Great place to shop, especially if you have Amazon Prime
for free shipping :)
If you want, you could replace the apricot kernel with grapeseed oil, which is easy to find and inexpensive. It's my new favorite carrier (and salad) oil!
And it should be fine to use the lip balm flavor - I'm assuming it's food safe also. Good luck - I'm sure your client will love your creation!