Rightmeow Posted April 30 Share Posted April 30 Hi greetings! I'm new to this site and new to the art of creating body care goods. The foaming whipped sugar scrubs truly intrigue me. I used to purchase jars of them through etsy often. I realized that since I have an overall interest in this product why not try and give it a go at making my very own batch of it!? I don't feel comfortable or confident enough to start making my base from scratch just yet So I looked around online & ended up purchasing Stephensons OPC bath butter base just to be able to get my feet wet and be able to grow some experience off of it. I also got a 275W HB hand mixer along with a bottle of Unrefined j ojoba oil, organic essential oils which I got on a great sale and I'm wondering what else I need to make it happen... I'm trying to take in and learn as much as I can as I go. There is a never ending ocean of knowledge to absorb when it comes to crafting soaps! Would I sound like a nerd if I said I find it semi exciting but at the same time a bit overwhelming haha. As for preservatives I understand that I should use one due to the wet area and wet fingers going in and out of the Jar making way for bacteria and mold to thrive inside. To be honest I don't want to use one at all but I know that isn't too smart. When it comes down to it, I'd rather NOT use a heavy duty preservative. What do you think is best to use? I've only done a little bit of research when it comes to preservatives and found that a lot of people especially sellers use optiphen (I think that's how it's spelled) Otiphen plus? (If that makes sense). I've also heard of something like phenonip I believe. What is a recommendable preservative that does not have a heavy duty chemical make up and at the same time won't empty out my pockets that I can put into the Stephenson OPC foaming bath base? I know I have more questions but think that's enough for now 😃 Thanks in advance to those who can help Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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