You are going to love this easy to make organic and all natural massage bar! It can also be used as a body moisturizer. Shea Butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E which help soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. It makes a great gift!
1 tablespoon organic refined* Shea butter
1 tablespoon of organic cocoa butter
1 tablespoon of organic Apricot kernel oil (or your favorite carrier oil)
1 tablespoon of Natural beeswax
20 drops tangerine or sweet orange essential oil
*You can use raw Shea butter which contains more vitamins and minerals than the refined Shea butter but I am not a big fan of the nutty smell. Organic Refined Shea butter is my personal favorite. I recommend avoiding any other lower grade than refined (below Grade B) as it will affect the level of vitamin content and is extracted by solvent such as hexane.
Melt butter, oil and beeswax in a double boiler on low heat. Once melted add the essential oils and pour right away in your favorite soap mold. Put in the freezer for 2 hours. Unmold and it’s ready to use!
Word of wisdom: Like any citrus essential oil, tangerine and sweet orange can be phototoxic, avoid using before going under the sun!