I'm revising all my recipes that currently say "light body butters" to true butters. First of all, they're far easier to make without the water portion of the recipe and secondly, they last longer for the customer. So, for instance, where my Happy Feet light butter used to have water and glycerin as part of the recipe and it required a specific temperature (as did the oil/butter), plus e-wax, now that step is deleted. My butter from last weekend is great but I think I'd alter the essential oils next time. Although the deeper, stronger scents have dissipated by morning and the remaining scent is lovely, it's a little too heady to smell falling asleep every night. It just needs to be a little lighter. I may decide to offer some whipped butters in the future but for now, I'll stick with true butters. They're just luscious.
On the best of days my feet would never look like this, but I feel like I need to address my rough, dry, leathery heels before it gets too hot and they're visible in summer sandals. I made a luscious butter this weekend. It starts with Mango and Shea butters, and Tamanu and Evening Primrose oils. Then I added essential oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange, Myrrh, Sandalwood (Vanuatu) and Osmanthus. I used Osmanthus in a body lotion a couple of years ago and was a little obsessed with it. This blend is deep and luscious so if you want to make it and have the aroma be less earthy, you might either limit the Sandalwood and Osmanthus or make the blend less than the 3 1/2% I made.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.