Thursday, May 15, 2014
Yesterday, I got it into my head that I was going to make some lotion. I didn't have any coco butter, so Miss Busy and I dashed into our local health food store to grab some. Somewhere between greeting the friendly owner, browsing the used book table, and picking up the yeast I had forgotten last week, I grabbed what I needed. Or at least what I thought I did. It wasn't until I opened the container to grate some into my already hot oils that I realized I had purchased cocoa butter instead. As if I could have missed the smell once I opened it. Feeling like I was at the point of no return already, I added a tablespoon to my oil mixture hoping that the infused rosemary could cover the aroma of chocolate flavored Lip Smackers.
No such luck.
My resulting lotion is beautiful, creamy, and absorbs well. I would be completely happy with it, if it didn't stink. I am not a big chocolate person to start with and choco/rosemary does absolutely nothing for me except make me grimace every time I open the jar. Yes, we will be using up this batch of lotion. I can't stand waste, but I am done with the cocoa butter. Maybe I'll try it with orange or raspberry in a lip gloss for the maidens.