As I've been mentioning for a few days, using lanolin and lecithin together in a nail care product will offer maximum moisturizing, water repellency, and those lovely phospholipids our nails really like. So let's take a look at making a whipped butter with these ingredients.
This recipe is rated E for everyone, and is fantastic for beginners, those who don't wish to use preservatives, or those who are seeking an all natural product. The shelf life of this product is dependent upon the shelf life of your oils.
MANGO & GREEN TEA WHIPPED CUTICLE BUTTER
65% mango butter
15% green tea butter
7% hazelnut oil
1% fragrance or essential oil
Weigh all the ingredients except the fragrance and essential oil in a heatproof container and place in your double boiler. When the ingredients have melted, remove from the heat, add the fragrance or essential oil, and pour into a container.
If you want to whip this, put it into the fridge or freezer for a few minutes, then whip like silly. You can make it fancy by piping into containers with a 1M icing tip and put a little swirl on top.
As a note, I found some of the butters wanted to stay in the little indents of the bottom of the container. Make sure you get those little bits out before they harden and refuse to be part of your lovely whipped creation!
I've pretty much used the same ingredients as yesterday, but in different proportions so it would be a whitish whipped balm. The difference between the two? This one will feel lighter and won't be as water repellant as yesterday's recipe. It does feel quite dry to the touch, and spreads a little easier. (I'm really loving this balm!)
You can substitute any oil for the hazelnut oil - I'd suggest soy bean oil, but others will work - and you can use all mango butter or a combination of mango and shea for the green tea butter. (I just had it around the house and liked it.) To make this lighter, you can use an ester or fractionated coconut oil for the oil amount. If you don't want to use lanolin, then remove it and use an other oil or butter in its place.
Join me tomorrow for lotion bars with lecithin and lanolin!