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Body Butter

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This surprisingly simple recipe makes a lovely rich viscous emulsified (oil and water) body butter which can be made using any preferred choice of fragrance or essential oil/s.
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YOU'LL NEED.....

1) A small saucepan preferably with a good thick base
2) Hand (balloon) whisk
3) Accurate weighing scales
4) Stirring spoon

INGREDIENTS

Jojoba Oil
Mango Butter
Emulsifying wax (steareth-21 variety)
NOTE: This recipe is NOT designed for use with BP or NF varieties of emulsifying wax Cetearyl Alcohol
Clean water (distilled or mineral if you wish)
Preservative (recommend Geogard Ultra)
Essential or Fragrance oil/s of your choiceEmulsifying wax (steareth-21 variety) NOTE: This recipe is NOT designed for use with BP or NF varieties of emulsifying wax
Cetearyl Alcohol

HOW TO.....

Weigh the ingredients all into the one saucepan in the following quantities...
Jojoba Oil: 44g
Mango Butter: 22g
Emulsifying wax: 32g
This recipe is NOT designed for use with BP or NF varieties of emulsifying wax Cetearyl Alcohol : 36g
Clean Water: 150g
Essential or fragrance oil/s as preferred 5ml
Put the saucepan over a gentle heat and wait until the mango butter has almost completely melted. At this stage, the emulsifying wax will be softening to a gel. Whisk gently (more stirring than whisking), preferably with a hand whisk over a moderate heat until the emulsifying wax has completely incorporated and you have a watery-consistency white or white-ish emulsion (do not boil). It is important to keep the mixture HOT but not boiling until ALL the ingredients have completely emulsified with no traces of gel-like substance remaining. It will become opaque white-ish colour when the emulsifying wax has completed its job, so until this stage, keep on the heat (gently simmering, not boiling) and keep gently and slowly whisking, checking to make sure all traces of a clear gel-like substance have disappeared.
Remaining ingredient quantities...
Preservative (Geogard Ultra): 1g (if using any other preservative you should refer to recommended inclusion levels)
Essential or fragrance oil/s as preferred 5ml
Take off the heat and add the preservative (this comes as a powder which dissolves readily in water) and now using a spoon, stir in thoroughly, then continue gently stirring whilst the liquid starts to cool and takes on a slightly more creamy consistency. At this stage add the essential oils or fragrance, pour into a suitable container and leave to cool further stirring gently as the mixture cools and thickens. Once completely cool you should have a good quality moisturising body butter ready to transfer into a suitable jar or jars.
TIP: your mixture will cool much quicker if you place the container in a 'bath' of cold water.
NOTE: The addition of the preservative should guarantee a shelf life in excess of 6 months.