Mango Nut Butter Hair and Skin Recipe
This recipe can be used on hair in lieu of moisturizer or on skin instead of commercial lotions. No water is used in this preparation so expect it to be creamy not runny, a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup Mango Butter
2/3-cup Shea Butter
8 drops essential oil (choose your favorite)
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
1. Put your mango butter and shea butter in a bowl that is hardy enough to be placed in boiling water.
2. Add water to saucepan that is bigger that the bowl with your butters, test the level of the water to make sure that you can place the bowl with your butter in it, without the boiling water spilling over or entering your butter mixture. Bring the large saucepan with water and then place the bowl with your butter in it.
3. Allow the butters to melt, turn off the fire and remove the bowl with the butter, be careful when handling the containers.
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the melted butter using a metal spoon to combine (wooden spoons will absorb your essential oil scent, got this timely info from (http://www.easy-aromatherapy-recipes.com)
5. Whip the butter continually for several minutes (just like you would frosting.) You can use an electric hand mixer, to save you time and energy from doing it manually. As you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. The more you whip it, the lighter it will be.
Note: If you want a lighter mixture, you can use less mango butter and more shea butter.
If the consistency is not to your liking you can melt it back down and add more shea butter and whip it again.