I have sensitive skin. From an early age I preferred my lotions straight up starting with baby oil and Vaseline. I progressed to spray on Pam in my high school years (I loved the aerosol application) and then graduated into a life long relationship with olive oil. During my pregnancy I was a big fan of the cocoa butter stick which I would melt during bathing. A few years ago I was led to coconut oil. It’s great in the the hottest of summers because it melts, but as a rule it’s a solid block of saturated fat. And guess who loves it? Dr Mercola of course. He mentioned it was good for callouses so I’ve been using it on my hooves for a while with soft results. The problem is it eventually grows a fuzzy black mold from cross contamination which grosses me out, but just a little. I rinse the mold off and proceed. Then I got to thinking… emulsify.
This is the result of 2 parts melted coconut oil emulsified with 1 part extra virgin olive oil. I imagine with the addition of some coconut milk Kaya Toast would be the obvious direction. It”ll keep you soft. And it takes away the dry skin itch, very soothing and smells good too. It’s a nice spreadable consistency.
I overheated it in the Vita mixer so I threw it in the freezer then thawed it the next day. There was a foam on top and I whisked it in, and I think it helped the texture. It melts really fast once it’s on you, but not nearly as messy as straight coconut oil. I recommend storing in small containers to avoid the fuzzy black mold. OH – and you can cook with it!