Wrap yourself in happiness! This citrus mango body butter recipe smells DIVINE! Refreshing, mood lifting, and so sweetly citrus you'll smell good enough to eat! (Plus with glitter, you'll sparkle!)
Deeply nourishing and skin-soothing, this recipe absorbs nicely into the skin without feeling greasy, and it's good for rough, cracked skin, wrinkles, stretch marks and eczema and psoriasis. Suitable for all skin types.
The sweet citrus essential oil blend balances both dry and oily skin, as well as helping to heal problem skin. As an added bonus, this particular combination of butters and oils is also good for easing muscle aches and pains.
2/3 cup (4oz) Shea Butter
1/3 cup (2oz) Mango Butter
1 teaspoon Jojoba oil
3 teaspoons Grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E (or 1 capsule)
10 drops Bergamot essential oil
8 drops Lemongrass essential oil
8 drops Palmarosa essential oil
2 drops Cypress essential oil
1 drop Geranium OR Ylang Ylang essential oil
1 teaspoon Corn Starch (reduces "greasy" feeling)
cosmetic Mica (optional - makes it glittery)
This recipe makes a fairly firm body butter. To make it lighter, replace some of the mango butter with shea.
Stirring the mixture with a spoon will give you a very firm consistency, more like a bar than a whipped butter. Pour the body butter into a deodorant tube or a silicone cupcake mold and let it cool.
You can also reduce the strength of the scent by decreasing the number of drops of essential oils. Don't increase the essential oils, though, since they should only be a certain percentage of the total body butter recipe. Also, citrus essential oils can cause sunburn, so don't use this before going outside to play!
One of the great things about making aromatherapy body butter is that if you don't get it right the first time, you can just melt it back down and start again. So if your body butter is too hard the first time, re-melt it, add a bit more shea butter and re-whip it. Play around with the recipe - experiment to see what works best for you. Have fun! (Take notes!)
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices are good, their staff are friendly and helpful, and their quality is excellent. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this citrus mango body butter recipe...
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