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    Super rich body butter

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    seashell's Note:

    A very rich body butter. Great for rough spots-hands, feet, elbows and knees.

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    • 1/3 cup shea butter (available in health food stores or store that sells soap making supplies)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon evening primrose oil or 1/2 teaspoon vitamin e oil


    1. 1
      Melt the shea butter and olive oil in the microwave.
    2. 2
      Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the evening primrose or Vitamin E oil.
    4. 4
      After it cools, put into desired jar.
    5. 5
      It takes@8-10 hours (maybe more) to thicken.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 16, 2008


      I made this up and put it in a 4 oz (120 ml) plastic jar. The recipe could be cut in half. The butter is wonderful on the skin and works nicely as a lip balm. Vitamin E is wonderful on the skin, but it is also works as a preservative. With all homemade products, they usually have shelf life of approx. 2 years, when a preservative is used. I mark my jars as to what the product is and when I made it so I know when I have to use it up. I have products near my favorite chair, so I use them every evening. Evening Primrose oil is wonderful for the mature/sensitive types of skin. You could use this oil instead of the olive oil (or do half and half) Avocado and Mango butters are inter-changeable with the shea, so these butters can be used too!

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    • on February 11, 2005


      I agree that this is great! I've been using Shea Butter for quite a while & Olive Oil as well, but it didn't occur to me to combine them. Sure makes the Shea Butter a lot easier to use...Thanks for the tip.

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    • on November 03, 2003


      This is WONDERFUL! My feet are getting rough these days and I simply wanted to use this today. I made it in the afternoon and now it's about midnight(about 7 hours have passed since I made this). It's thickened and is awesome! I've used this on my feet and they feel wonderful! Thank you so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Super rich body butter

    Serving Size: 1 (105 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 200.1
    Calories from Fat 203
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 40.6 mg
    Sodium 108.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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