I had been researching more on the properties of some solid oils I have. I love Ucuba butter. It kind of makes the skin tingle almomst to the point you want to wash it off, then it goes away, but the results on the skin are amazing. Laurel berry oil has been used in the middle east for centuries and is the second ingredient, along with virgin olive oil, in Aleppo soap. It has a strong sort of smoky smell that cannot be disguised, so it must be taken as it comes. I don't mind the smell at all.
Shea butter is great, but tends to absorb slowly and stay on the skin. Coconut oil is excellent but not moisturizing enough. Cocoa butter smells like chocolate and is very good for the skin, but melts at a high temperature so needs to be incorporated in something to be beneficial. I put all those in the skin secret.
I melted the hard oils over a double boiler and shea and coconut were added, which liquified immediately. The result is a thick oil, almost feeling like a gel. In cooler temperatures, it will cloud a bit and thicken more, so it can be scooped with the fingers. At this temperature, 26 degrees C, it is like a thick gel. But wow, it is amazing. It absorbs readily into the skin and leaves it silky soft and smooth, which is saying something for 61 year old skin. I am not claiming it will prevent or take away wrinkles or clear cellulite or pretty much anything. I know it will make skin soft and provide a barrier against drying elements such as concrete dust and chlorine. Concrete dust? Well, my son is working in the concrete industry doing shoring and has noticed that the dust combined wtih the chlorine in the water has caused his skin to be dry. When he was home, using my home made soaps and lotions, it was not so. That says something.
I made 4 jars for sale and one for me. Actually three for sale, one for my son and one for me is what there is. As ususal I did not weigh or measure quantities, so to reproduce it exactly would be a fluke, but I can replicate something close. I want to take a jar to my friend who is visiting my mother in my absence and then I am down to two. Oh well, good things don't last forever. Would you like one of the other jars?