Shea & Mango Rich Skin Butter
Contents | Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Calendula infused Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus), Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Soybean Oil (Glycine soja), Walnut Oil (Juglans regia), Rosemary Oleoresin, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Essential Oils (Geranium, Chamomile, Rose).
This is an ultra rich whipped butter I made for super dry or mature skin. I used the same oils from the soap I formulated for my mum and these oils are:
- Avocado oil which contains contains large amounts of vitamins A, D, and E as well as protein and amino acids.
- Soybean oil which is high in both linoleic and oleic acids, making it a good moisturiser.
- Sunflower oil which is high in vitamin E.
- Walnut oil which is high in linoleic acid and vitamins A, C, & E.
The result is a highly hydrating butter which I would probably only use at night, just before going to bed.
I had to use a little bit more essential oil that I normally would as the scent of the walnut oil was a bit tad strong. The avocado oil and mango butter gave the mixture a slightly green-yellow appearance so if you’re aiming for a nearly-white butter, sorry, you’ll have to give this recipe a miss.
A note to anyone attempting to whip mango butter – it sets up really fast so it would be a good idea to use it in conjunction with a softer butter like shea.
I hope the recipients will like this butter. I particularly adore the scent, especially the geranium – very relaxing. Nil didn’t quite like the scent blend – he thought it reminded him of burnt air! (He thinks my peppermint soap smells icky – a sign that his nose is NOT suited for this sort of work – blending and sniffing fragrances!)