Gentle Massage Butter

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Yesterday, I shared the Gentle Exfoliation Scrub that was created for Dallin’s itchy flaky arm and I promised I would show you the massage butter that I made for his arm. I like the Mary’s Elbow Cream, but I wanted to use Lanolin as well as some of the extracts to help Dallin’s skin.

Collect needed items:

Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Cranberry Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Castor Oil
Calendula Extract
Ivy Extract
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I used the Big Lip Balm Tubes.)
Recipe in ounces: (Makes 3.5 ounces)
1.37 ounces Shea Butter, High Melt Point
0.63 ounces Cranberry Seed Oil
0.42 ounces Beeswax
0.35 ounces Olive Oil
0.35 ounces Lanolin
0.32 ounces Castor Oil
0.04 ounces Calendula Extract
0.04 ounces Ivy Extract
0.04 ounces Pumpkin Seed Extract
0.02 ounces Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.02 ounces Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Recipe in grams:
37 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
18 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
12 grams Beeswax
10 grams Olive Oil
10 grams Lanolin
9 grams Castor Oil
1 grams Calendula Extract
1 grams Ivy Extract
1 grams Pumpkin Seed Extract
0.5 grams Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.5 grams Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
37% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
18% Cranberry Seed Oil
12% Beeswax
10% Olive Oil
10% Lanolin
9% Castor Oil
1% Calendula Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Pumpkin Seed Extract
0.5% Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.5% Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Weighing all the ingredients.

Completely melted mixture.

Completely cooled butter in the Big Lip Balm Tube.

Weigh all ingredients except the extracts and essential oils into your microwave safe container. Microwave using short bursts of time, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until all the ingredients have been melted. Do NOT microwave until the mixture is completely liquid as the mixture will be too hot to handle. The Beeswax will be the last ingredient to melt and if you are patient, simply stirring will melt the Beeswax. Pour into your containers and allow to cool. Try to not move the containers much until the cream has set to prevent accidental messes.

If you want to use a preservative, we recommend using Optiphen or LiquaPar Oil for this recipe.

This recipe filled 11 of the Big Lip Balm Tubes.

This particular butter does not pass any pocket test as it is very soft but this works well on tender young skin because it does not take much heat to melt it. A perfect butter for the nightstand, desk, or bathroom.


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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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