Glycerine Usage in Whipped Shea Body Butter
As a newbie, I have been wondering:
1.What percentage of glycerine should be used when making whipped body butters?
2.What is the main purpose(s) for using it in the first place?
3.I have been told that it can be added to any whipped butter recipes even if it's not stated; so how will I know what is too little or too much?
4.Does the same principle work for solid body butters?
Thank you in advance AND I can't re-iterate how much I love this website! It is honest and has integrity. It has helped me to develop a greater understanding in this craft and I'm sure I speak for the masses here! Answer:
Glycerin is a humectant. Humectants attract and aid absorption of moisture into the skin.
I would imagine you could add glycerin to a whipped body butter recipe but it may be difficult to incorporate since it is water soluble and you are wanting to place it in an oil product.
I don't think you would need much. I'm afraid I can't be more specific than that since I'm not that knowledgeable on the creation of body products. The Bath and Body page is really just a fun addition to my site and I am by no means an expert.