Combine mango butter, shea nut oil, and pomegranate seed oil in a double boiler. Heat on medium and stir until completely melted.
Remove the mixture from the heat and then stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it starts to thicken, about 20 to 40 minutes.
Use a handheld mixer to whip the mixture until it is fluffy. (If you whipped too soon and the mixture doesn't become fluffy as desired, put it back in the refrigerator to cool more, and then whip it again.)
1/2 cup liquid oil (such as almond, grapeseed, or olive)
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (optional, for a less greasy feeling)
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional, but acts as preservative)
Essential oils of choice (optional)
Place the butters and coconut oil in a double boiler and melt over low heat.
When the mixture is completely melted, let it remain on the heat for 20 minutes.
Just before the 20 minutes is up, prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and water.
Remove the mixture from heat.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and then place the bowl in the ice bath.
In a another small container, combine the liquid oil, vitamin E, and arrowroot powder.
When the mixture sitting in the ice bath is about half hardened, meaning it still has a small pool of liquid on top, pour the mixture into the bowl with the liquid oil/arrowroot powder.
Use an electric hand mixer to blend the mixture until it is smooth, with no remaining chunks. Note: If you added the liquid oil too soon and the mixture doesn't become acceptably solid, return the bowl of body butter mixture to the ice bath for a minute or two, and then blend the mixture with it in the ice bath.
Spoon the butter into glass storage containers.
If you're adding essential oils, stir them into the butter. If you're using multiple small jars, you can use different essential oils in each one.
Let the butter set overnight. Store tightly covered. Use as desired.
A few drops of grapefruit or other citrus essential oil
Mix all ingredients together until combined and smooth. Transfer to a container, and store covered tightly in a cool dry place. Use within one week or store in refrigerator. Remember, most citrus oils make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
In a double boiler over low heat, melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil, stirring gently.
Remove from heat and then let cool for a few minutes.
Stir in the red raspberry seed oil.
Place the pan to the refrigerator or freezer. Let cool until the liquid just starts to set but is still soft enough to whip (you’ll see the oils start to thicken and become a whitish color). In the refrigerator, this will take an hour or more, but in the freezer will take only about 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator or freezer.
Add peppermint essential oil.
Use a mixer to whip the mixture until light and fluffy. This may take a few minutes. If the body butter doesn’t whip, it may not be cool enough, so put it back in the refrigerator or freezer and let it chill a little longer.
Store in an airtight container. This body butter is shelf-stable, so it can be stored at room temperature.