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I bought this book and tried this recipe and the grape seed lotion recipe using grape seed oil, which is suppose to be "light". Both of these recipes were so greasy I could not use it. I followed the directions. The borax did not dissolve in the water before I microwaved it, but I doubt if that made that much difference. Making this was a waste of time and money.

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elldeb May 17, 2008

Despite it's name, mineral oil is just awful for your skin. It puts a coating on it, and it suffocates your skin. No air gets to it, and it is extremely pore clogging. Mineral oil is not bad for some foot products, but that's about all. Please use caution with this recipe.

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Jessicak61 May 02, 2007

I wouldn't use mineral oil, as it is a petroleum by-product & will dry out skin with repeated use. I'd recommend a light oil such as sweet almond, hazelnut or calendula for this. Also, borax will not dissolve in water if it's not hot. It will settle out of solution as it cools. I'd heat the oil/beeswax in microwave and put borax in waterbath. Make sure fragrance is skin-safe &, if you're using essential oils, be mindful of dilution rates. Some essential oils are not recommended if you're pregnant. Hope this helps.

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Soapy QtrNote June 09, 2006

I LOVE THIS!! (and yes, that is shouting! :D) I make this in double or triple batches and store in mustard/ketchup picnic style bottles. I scent each one differently and dispense into smaller lotion bottles to hand out to my friends as little gifts.

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mia127 March 07, 2005
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