Monday, October 13, 2008

Ballerina butter


30 grams peppermint hydrosol
20 grams distilled water
10 grams rose hydrosol (Bulgarian is my favorite!)
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon borax
4 grams calophyllum inophyllum oil (also called tamanu oil)
16 grams almond oil
2 grams lecithin
4 grams vegetable emulsifying wax4 grams mimosa wax (or substitute beeswax)
10 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops spearmint essential oil
6 drops tea tree essential oil or manuka essential oil

Blending Procedure:
Combine the hydrosols, water, xanthan gum and borax in a heat proof (I use Pyrex) glass measuring cup with a pour spout. Place the mixture in a slowly boiling hot water bath until they are hot, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the calophyllum, almond oil, lecithin and wax in a separate, larger heat proof container. Place the mixture in a hot water bath until the waxes are melted. Remove from heat.
After stirring the oils/waxes together to make sure they are evenly combined, begin stirring the oil/wax mixture with an electric mixer on medium speed and add the water mixture as you stir. You will see the mixture begin to thicken as you blend it. Continue mixing until until Ballerina Butter is thick and rich. This should take about 5-10 minutes at most.
To use, massage into cleaned and freshly pampered feet and ankles to soothe and refresh. If you're lucky enough to have a volunteer massage therapist, enjoy a calf massage while you're at it. I take Ballerina Butter to my pedicurist for use in place of the commercial products they use there. Enjoy!!

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