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    How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

    by Andrea Butje on April 20, 2015

    Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products.

    It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There's no end to the variety of body products you can make!

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    Marula Oil For Massage Therapists

    by Andrea Butje on April 07, 2012

    Many massage therapists just love marula oil for massage, because of its silky consistency and the benefits it holds for a wide range of skin conditions.

    Marula oil is a light and lovely South African carrier oil. It has a gentle aroma that easily blends with most essential oils, which is just another reason people love using marula oil for massage.

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    Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil: The Perfect Relationship

    February 24, 2012

    Cocoa butter and coconut oil adore each other! The textures of cocoa butter and coconut oil complement one another, and the aromas are perfect together. I like to make the following simple body butter for daily skin moisturizing. It's silky smooth and can be used every day after your shower. […]

    Dry, Chapped Skin Butter

    February 15, 2012

    This aromatic butter recipe makes a silky, easily-applied chapped skin body butter that moisturizes, soothes, and protects. Body butters are pure nourishment for your skin! The true art of creating body butters has to do with the ratio of butter to oil to wax. To create a chapped skin body butter that's soft and easy to apply, a 6:1 ratio is ideal. Six parts of butters and oils, to one part beeswax. […]

    Blend With Unique Carrier Oils and Butters

    August 17, 2010

    Creating body butters and essential oil blends with carrier oils has always brought me--and my skin--great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, getting creative is a good thing! Choose from a wide variety of butters and oils. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and your intention for the blend. […]

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