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ok I have been having an issue with my lotions molding. I started using Soy Lecithin and since then I have notice the issue. I also use distilled water, aloe vera, oil, wax and shea butter.
I put the mixture in tin cans. some if the lotions mold and or tins rust.
Can I use the soy lecithin with water/aloe vera?
Should I not use the tins, since I use water in the mixture? or should I eliminate the water all together and use the tins
Is the soy aiding in the molding process?
ps...side bar, I was told you cannot use shea butter and metal tins. Does anyone know if this is true??
I don't think Shea butter is the problem because I use metal tins with my shea butter products, it may be the water that is causing the tins to rust.
thank you Nashonta, I appreciate your feedback!
Hi Nina....thank you and sorry for the late reply...took a break for the holidays!
I am currently only using Vit E as a preservative. and thats it...I've been looking to see what natural product I can use as a preservative. I do not heat the water, however I do heat the lecithin slightly in almond oil. I also use infused oil. do you think the infused oil could be rancid?
I melt the beeswax and shea, slightly heat oils, put in blender and cool. I then add distilled water and pure aloe vera gel along with vit e and EO and pour in blender until thickened