I love questions like this one from Angela, via Facebook:
What a great question! The beauty of making your own skin care is that you can adjust the ingredients and make a whole new product to fit your needs.
Here’s how I responded to Angela:
Yes, you can! If it’s stored in a cold place, though, adding more coconut oil may not make it spreadable enough. You could also add an oil like almond oil or even olive oil to make it smoother. Start with a small bar to remelt, and then add some oil (depending on the size of the small bar, maybe start with 1/2 tbs of a liquid oil), stir, let it harden and then test it. You could even keep it in the same container (like a Pyrex if you’re using a double boiler method) to cool and test before deciding whether you want to leave it as is or add more of something. The only danger is that too much of an oil will make it greasy – I’d add more shea butter to make it creamy. I’d advise documenting your changes in case you invent a new recipe! Let me know how it goes.
Do you have any other advice for Angela? Leave a comment below.