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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mango Citrus Body Butter

Mango Citrus Body Butter p. 78

This recipe is listed as mango and LIME body butter, but I added a citrus essential oil blend which had an even balance of lemon, lime, sweet orange, and tangerine.


■10g beeswax or jojoba wax

■25g cocoa butter

■30g shea butter

■25 g mango butter

■1 tsp almond oil

■1 tsp vitamin E

■20 drops citrus essential oil (recipe suggested 10 lime, 5 sweet orange, 5 lemon)


■Double boiler

■Metal spoon

■Airtight 100ml jar

■Digital kitchen scale (this wasn’t listed in the recipe but it is essential for weighing your ingredients)


1. Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter & mango butter in the double boiler. Leave mixture over a gentle heat for 20 minutes to prevent the butter from going grainy when it cools.

2. Add the almond oil and vitamin E and heat for a few more minutes until completely liquid.

3. Remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring thoroughly

4. Pour into jars and leave to set.

Five stars! This recipe is great. It’s easy, smells delightful, and makes your skin feel amazing. Some people may be adverse to the oilyness that takes a bit of good massaging to rub in, but I don’t mind in the least. My skin feels delightfully soft if I apply right out of the shower and it is even healing my dry heels after a week of use when no other moisturizer has.

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