Monday, November 30, 2009

Lush Inspired - Homemade Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

Lush Inspired Series - Body Care

We will continue our Lush Inspired Line with "The Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter".
"This little pot looks deceptively innocent – inside is a thick, nourishing butter that moisturizes the hardest areas – elbows, heels, cuticles and nails. You just need a tiny dab (one pot lasts us months) of this rich lemon cream. Rub the Shea butter, cold pressed avocado oil and mango butters in to moisturize and nourish skin. Massage a bit in daily and you won't have to deal with hangnails and cracked skin any longer! "

Lush Ingredients:
Fresh Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Beeswax (Cera alba), Lanolin, Soya Oil (Glycine Soja), Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Perfume, Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Tagettes Oil (Tagetes glandulifera), Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Sodium Borate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), *Citral, Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

We'll exclude Fresh Lemon Infusion, Lanolin, Perfum, Sodium Borate, Gardenia Extract, instead of Tagettes Oil we'll add Tangerine EO, and replace Methylparaben, Propylparaben with the Natural Antioxidant. If you are allergic to Beeswax you can replace it with the Candelia Wax.

Our Mixture contains (no water phase):
Shea Butter Cold Pressed (moisturizing) - 8 ml
Beeswax (provides a natural moisture barrier) - 2 ml
Carrot Infusion in Soy Oil (contains carotenes, nourishing)- 2 ml
Avocado Oil Cold Pressed (nourishing - Vit E, phytosterols, healing, anti-bacterial) - 2 ml
Flax seed Oil (I don't like using it in my skincare products, but unfortunately it was in the Lush List of Ingredients) - 0.2 ml
Mango Butter Cold Pressed (nourishing, prevent drying of the skin) - 2 ml
Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil (rich in carotenes, anti-oxidantal tocotrienols) - 0.5 ml
Castor Oil (soothing, lubricating.) - 0.5 ml
Wheatgerm Oil Cold Pressed (extremely rich in Vit. E) - 2 ml
Lemon Oil EO (antiseptic) - 3 drops
Lavender Oil EO (calming) - 1 drops
Chamomile Blue Oil EO (soothing, softening, contains azulene, anti-inflammatory) - 2 drops
Tangerine Oil EO (antiseptic) - 2 drops
Vitamin E (antioxidant) - 5 drops

In a double boiler combine the butters (Shea, Mango, Palm) and beeswax and heat until the beeswax has completely melted, add the Vegetable Oils, blend with a handheld mixer or whisk until the mixture is creamy, then add the Essential Oils, the Preservative and stir to mix thoroughly. Pour into small jars or balm tubes.

If you suffer from any fungal infection I suggest adding a little bit of Neem Oil (1 ml) to your mixture . This oil is stinky, but it has extremely healing properties: anti-bacterial, fungicide, moisturizing, regenerating, restoring, antiseptic, insecticide. It is also used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies and herpes.

I love the way my nails look and feel from this, how shiny and healthy they look, it also minimizes the amount of hangnails I get.... The butter has a greasy feel, but it absorbs into my cuticles well and quickly, a little really does go a long way..

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3 comments to "Lush Inspired - Homemade Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter"

Bee said...
September 18, 2010 7:27 PM

This recipe looks lovely, but I can't figure out how to convert from milliliters to grams. Do you know of any accurate conversion site, or do you have a version with the measurements in grams?

Galia said...
September 23, 2010 1:10 AM

I am sorry, but I think you can only use a density table (gr=density*ml) for this purpose... The density of the liquid oils is approximately 0.90-0.94. I am using a disposable syringe to measure ml...

Unknown said...
July 27, 2013 1:43 AM

1 ml = 1 g

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