Prickly Pear Hand & Foot Butter
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Today I’ve got a super easy formula for you with just a few ingredients to make this rich butter for hands, feet, anywhere really (mmm, maybe not your face).
For the last while, even though it is summer, my hands and heels have been so dry. The former from working in the kitchen allot. So, finally I came up with this butter, whipped it up in no time at all, and my hands/feet have been thanking me for it. I even use it after shaving my legs and it’a just perfect!
I loved it so much I made two versions, one for during the day and one at night to help me relax and sleep. For the “day time” version I used a blend of lemon, sweet orange, bergamot, and grapefruit essential oils. These oils help with energy and positivity. For the “night time” version I used lavender, chamomile, and frankincense oils. They promote relaxation, calmness and sleep.
Today we will be making the citrus version, but feel free to substitute the “night time“ blend or a completely different blend of your own. If you so choose to create your own essential oil blend for this formula, I used about 6 drops of each.
For equipment we will need :
1) a small scale (like a jewelry scale) that can measure down to .1 grams
2) a bowl, clean and disinfected with rubbing alcohol and rag
3) a spoon clean and disinfected
4) a spatula, opt (for cosmetic use only, don’t use your kitchen rubber/silicone spatula as the essential oil smell will not wash off)
5) empty container, clean and disinfected
For ingredients we will need :
1) organic shea butter, 77 grams
2) calendula infused olive oil, 10 grams
*regular cold-pressed olive oil is fine too
3) prickly pear seed oil, 10 grams
*Edens Garden has excellent cold pressed prickly pear seed oil for a very reasonable price. Note that this oil is a very expensive oil. If it’s not, it isn’t authentic or good quality.
4) vitamin E oil, 1 gram
5) essential oils: six drops each bergamot, sweet orange, grapefruit, and lemon (alternately six drops each lavender, Roman chamomile, and frankincense)
First, we will weigh out just the shea butter. Smash it with the back of the spoon until smooth. We don’t want any gritty bits if possible. Next, we will place our bowl of shea butter back on the scale, zero it out and add the olive oil. Mash until smooth, do the same thing with the prickly pear seed oil. Add your Vitamin E oils and essential oils. Mix until smooth. Here is what the texture should look like:
Last, we will transfer to our container, and voila! How easy was that?
Lavish on and enjoy thoroughly. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed reading this or gave this a try. And thanks again, friends, for reading.