Sunday, January 9, 2011

Rich Butter Foot Balm (microwave version)

Love making your own body balms but you are looking for one for your feet? Here is a recipe for Rich Butter Foot Balm from Aussie Soap Supplies. What is really interesting about this recipe is that you can make it in the microwave. Now to be honest I heard that you should not melt beeswax in the microwave because it can be combustible. I have never tried melting beeswax in a microwave before but beeswax does have a flashpoint and I am not quite sure what that maybe.

What is also interesting about this recipe is that you can subsitute macadamia wax for beeswax. I have never heard of macadamia wax before. Has anyone used it to sub for beeswax? I have heard of carnuba wax and candelilla wax as a substitution for those who are vegans. So if you have used macadamia wax before I would love to hear your experiences with this ingredient. I am just wondering if it gets gritty like cocoa butter or shea butter when you melt it.


Sailor Mouth Soaps said...

I've used Mac wax before and it's much harder than beeswax, I'd suggest using about 1/4 what you would use is a normal beeswax formula. My attempt was grainy but I was using Shea as well so it could have been that :)

Soap Crafter said...

Thanks Sailor Mouth Soap regarding the tip on Mac wax. Yes Shea Butter sometimes gets gritty. Some say temporing helps others say no and it depends on the vendor.