What exactly is EmulsiMulse?
EmulsiMulse is a natural source self-emulsifier for oil in water emulsions. In other words, it works in the ElskaBody hand and body lotions to keep the oils and water together. It is ECOCERT approved for use in Certified Organic products. EmulsiMulse, when used in lotions and creams, will provide a soft, conditioned, talc-like feel to skin.
On ElskaBody ingredients labels, EmulsiMulse is listed as: Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl
Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate.
What is the "natural' preservative you mention?
In products that have water in them, a preservative is needed to prevent growth of bacteria and mold. Without it, the shelf life of the lotion would be very limited. I chose to use a product called Leucidal® Liquid. I feel comfortable with this preservative in ElskaBody products.
Leucidal® Liquid from Active Micro Technologies is based on an antimicrobial peptide originally derived from the lactic acid bacteria, Leuconostoc kimchii. L. kimchii is one of 15 species of microorganisms that make up the mixed culture responsible for producing the Korean dietary staple known as kimchi, a type of fermented cabbage. Like many lactic acid bacteria, L. kimchii is capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment, but as is common in nature, it is not content to limit itself to a single mechanism of defense. In addition to acidifying its environment, it also produces a novel antimicrobial peptide. Using modern fermentation and bioprocessing technology, AMT has commercialized this antimicrobial peptide to produce Leucidal® Liquid.
My Body Butter melted, what should I do?
Yes, the body butters can melt. Depending on what they are made of, they will melt at different ambien temperatures. For example, coconut oil is solid at temperatures below 25°C/76°F. Above that, it starts melting and becomes liquid. Similarly, cocoa butter is solid below 34°C/93.2°, and Shea Butter is solid below ~45°C/113°F. So if you live somewhere cold, your Body Butters will likely remain solid. In the summer, or at warmer ambient temperatures, your body butters may melt. If your Whipped Body Butter melts, pop it in the fridge for a little while until it solidifies. It will still feel amazing on your skin afterwards :)