This is such refreshing and nourishing whipped body butter, suitable for both young and mature skin (see also an oily skin alternative below). There are three main ingredients; Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Sweet Almond oil combined with a lovely tropical citrus scent derived from natural essential oils straight from the plant.
Shea butter contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, is deeply moisturizing, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, stimulates collagen as well as strengthens and repairs skin. It is known for being good for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks and scarring.
Mango Butter, extracted from the Mango seed is rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, E and also key minerals such as Potassium, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc. Like Shea Butter, Mango Butter is non-comedogenic, so doesn’t clog pores and is non greasy when it glides onto the skin.
Sweet Almond oil is also a rich anti-oxidant, high in Vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorous as well as unsaturated fats. It revitalizes and rejuvenates your skin, evens out your skin tone and improves your complexion. (See alternatives for oily skin below in the ingredients section).
By combining all these ingredients, you can create a wonderfully smooth, rich and fully moisturizing body butter that is undiluted with water. Your skin will be fully nourished and protected.
If you use the fridge method, this whipped body butter takes no time at all.
The best time to use your home made body butter is after your daily shower or bath when your skin is still moist. Apply a bit of butter using broad massaging strokes.
To make 2 x 140 gram tins of Whipped Tropical Body Butter you will need:
*Although Sweet Almond oil is excellent for almost all skin types, if you have oily skin, you could also substitute carrier oil which is higher in linoleic acid such as Grapeseed oil, Evening Primrose oil, Rosehip Seed oil or a combination.
** Use distilled Lime Essential oil if you want an lime oil that isn't 'phototoxic' (makes your skin sensitive to the sun)
(Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the above recommended suppliers; we just try to use as few as possible to save on shipping costs, delays and of course the carbon footprint!)