Tropical Paradise Body Butter (great for dry skin)

photo credit: Bobbi Misiti

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. cup mango butter
  • 2 oz. shea butter
  • 2 oz. sweet almond or sesame
  • 2 TBSP organic pomegranate seed oil
  • 60 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Instructions

Melt butters in a double boiler or pyrex measuring cup hanging on the side of a pot.  remove from heat and add almond and pomegranate oils.  Stir in Sandalwood.

Shea Butter: Shea nut oil is great for protecting against harsh weather conditions where a mild barrier against the elements is desired. Shea nut oil comes from cold pressing the nut of the shea tree during shea butter production. Shea nut oil lends a smooth and moisturized feel and brings many benefits for dry skin, mild burns, and general irritations.

Mango Butter: Mango butter is also great for protecting, moisturizing, soothing, and softening the skin. This butter has natural emollient properties. The look and feel of this butter is similar to cocoa and shea butters, which could be used as well.

Pomegranate Seed Oil: A relatively stable oil, organic pomegranate seed oil is wonderfully viscous, rich, and offers beneficial nutrients to the skin. This prized oil is luxurious and deeply penetrating, made from cold-pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. It takes over 200 pounds of fresh pomegranate seeds to produce just one pound of pomegranate seed oil, so only a small amount is needed within formulas. 

 

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