So.....I tried making creams and scrubs yesterday....it didn't go well. I am downright disgusted with the whole thing. I didn't like the process and I'm not happy with the results. In addition, during the bleaching/sanitizing process, I had a severe allergic reaction on my hands. I don't know if it was from the bleaching or a little FO as one of the lids unscrewed as I was wiping it down. I might have gotten some straight FO on my hands. I had my husband help me put on gloves to finish the process appropriately. The problem is that the gloves made the allergic reaction worse. So here are the individual results:
Gabe's Cream: Hemp and tamanu oils stink! I think it was the hemp oil that turned the cream green. I whipped too much air into it and it resulted in lots of squishy foam. It's greasy. The main thing is that IT STINKS! I was going for the skin benefits of the hemp and tamanu oils but that didn't exactly work out for me.
Emulsified Scrub: This actually went together alright and feels great. I know it to be a proven and well-loved recipe. However, I must not have measured something right, as in the FO's, because I used it one time and ended up with an allergic reaction.
Facial Cleansing Cream Scrub: This is also a well-loved recipe and it came together alright and is downright pretty. It's white with light pink, green, and yellow jojoba beads. I needed more jojoba beads as it wasn't very scrubby and the tea tree oil/lavender eo combo I used....STINKS!
My conclusion: I'm perfectly happy paying for quality items from my cream and scrub making friends!