**NOTICE: If you have a nut allergy please use caution using the body butter, it does contain Shea butter which comes from a nut which may inflame a nut allergy.
***The melting point of shea and mango butter is around 89-100*F and coconut oil is 76*F. Because the mixture of soft oils and butters, when left in the heat, they can melt back to their natural state. Please keep your body butter in a cool place out of the sun. If it does it’s ok, just put it in the refrigerator to reset. After about 30 minutes you can whip it back up to it’s fluffiness.
****For external use only. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please do your own research on herbal remedies if you have questions about uses and safety.
About two years ago I stopped using normal store bought lotion and started using only coconut oil and added essential oil only for scent. It made a world of difference! My skin was softer and it felt like it was retaining that moisture all day! I also noticed I would use less and less because my skin was still moisturized!
A year and a half later I was watching a YouTube video about body butter that was made with 3 ingredients. It looked easy enough so I started researching butters and the different kinds. I knew Shea was moisturizing but I didn’t want to use cocoa butter, I knew it had a stronger smell.
After my research I went to look where to buy. I was limited at my local store so I checked online. I was able to get my ingredients and continued using the coconut oil until they arrived!
It took a while to get the recipe down, sometimes the consistency would be a little too watery and I knew I needed to use less coconut oil. There are additives you can use to take care of that,but I wanted it to be as all natural as possible.
I wanted to keep to the essential oils as well. When doing the research I found a lot had great benefits. Although, I quickly found out that unless I used a 1:1 ration with most the body butter would dilute it too much to get the benefits. If you are looking for benefits from oils like tea tree it is best to use with a carrier oil like grape seed. As stated above, do research, it helps! I am still using essential oils but I have found some fragrance oils to use in place of what essential oils I can’t get, like Pineapple. Sandalwood is also very expensive and to keep the cost of my sandalwood body butter down, I use the fragrance oil instead.
If you have purchased a 8 oz for or a small sample and love it, please let me know! I love hearing that other like it as much as I do! But you don’t please let me know that as well! I am always looking for feedback to correct or tweak the recipe!
Base Ingredients for Body Butter: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Base Ingredients for Sugar Scrub: Organic Sugar and Coconut Oil.
Essential Oils: Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil and Lavender.
Fragrance Oils: Sandalwood, Sandalwood and Amber, Citrus Peel and Pine, Pear and Vanilla, Coconut Shavings, Pineapple Slices, and Apple Cinnamon.
For more information on the specific ingredients we use please go here for the info and links!