LOTION BAR FOR CUTICLE CARE WITH LANOLIN AND LECITHIN (based on this recipe)
30% mango butter
20% oils of choice - hazelnut or soy bean are good choices
1% Vitamin E (optional)
1% fragrance or essential oil
Melt everything except the Vitamin E and fragrance or essential oil in a heat proof container in a double boiler. When the ingredients have melted, remove from the heat and add the Vitamin E and fragrance oil. Pour into mold or container and let set. Rejoice.
If you want to reduce the greasiness of this recipe, you can add 2% IPM and take 2% out of the oil amount. Using hazelnut will produce a less greasy bar, using soy bean will produce a more greasy bar. You can also substitute the butter for shea (more greasy) or cocoa (about the same). If you have some green tea butter or other exotic butter like shea aloe, you can use that for up to 15% of the mango butter - it's really soft, so you can't replace all of it - and that will make it feel drier. If you don't wish to use the lanolin and/or lecithin, then substitute oils of your choice. (Click here for the oil and butter posts!)
Join me tomorrow as we make an oil based manicure scrub!