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Homemade Carrot and Mango Butter Face Cleanser

Suzanne is a qualified beautician with experience as a freelance makeup artist.

Homemade Carrot and Mango Butter Face Cleanser with Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota)

Homemade Carrot and Mango Butter Face Cleanser with Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota)

Old Fashioned With a Twist ~

Before you start to think Suzie is losing the plot asking us to go dig up our gorgeous carrots and somehow put them with mango on our faces, fear not your carrots are safe for the meantime.

This recipe was inspired from the recent popularity of a whipped body butter recipe I did which indicated that the butter idea was a hit with readers.

With a twist of modernism, I have endeavored to keep a bit of nostalgia to the old fashioned cleansing cream idea and kick it up a notch with bigger and better ingredients, all designed to melt away grime, pollution and makeup but without harsh chemicals, toxins and fragrance.

Cold Cream

often containing beeswax and jojoba oil, cold cream originated in 2nd century Greece.

often containing beeswax and jojoba oil, cold cream originated in 2nd century Greece.

Did you know there were quite a few different types of cleanser?

Cleanser Types

Gel

lotion

cream

face wash

oil cleansing method (OCM)

cleansing bar

wipes

milk

foam

liquid

soap

Butter Cleansing Cream ~

If you look for or currently use organic skin care brands you will notice they come with a high price tag attached. Just as organic foods will cost that bit extra so too will beauty products over the counter. By deciding to make your own cleanser using organic ingredients will save you so much money and be more beneficial to your skin. No special equipment is needed for making this or the majority of homemade products so you can easily make this at home.

Butter cleansers are far more effective for all skin types, including those with oilier skins who probably have been thinking “Are you for real? You are asking me to use an oily cleanser on my oily skin??”

Fear not friends, I have a slightly oily skin and have always been of that mindset until I started experimenting and taking a chance on recipes. I always preferred lightweight lotions rather than heavy creams.

Believe me when I say this cleanser with mango butter and carrot seed oil is a dream to use and leaves my skin soft, supple, clean and removes all types of makeup from foundation to eye makeup.

It may strip the skin of all the pore clogging culprits but it does not strip the skin of natural oils (sebum) that many commercial products do.

Shea Butter

nourishing shea butter stems from the shea nut

nourishing shea butter stems from the shea nut

Great Info by Cyndi10 ~

  • Unrefined Shea Butter
    Unrefined shea butter can be considered one of nature's most beneficial gifts to man. It has been used by the people of Africa for centuries for cosmetics, medicine and even musical instruments.

Homemade Skin Care ~

The ingredients in this recipe are all wonderfully versatile and I selected them for that very reason making them cost effective choices. All or most of them may be used in many of my recipes such as

Whipped Body Butter

Homemade Jojoba Anti-Wrinkle Solution

Minty Chocolate Lip Balm

Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss or Lip Balm

My aim is to make consumers more aware of the true benefits and versatility of natural, everyday ingredients we have in our cupboards, fridges and gardens that are often used in beauty brands anyway but in a more processed way.

By showing how easy making your own cosmetics is, and that they are something all the family can benefit from be it a shaving cream for you and your other half or teenage son, sunscreen for all the family, body wash or even a men’s Eau de Cologne, there is something for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

This butter cleanser not only is good for the face but you can utilize it for the feet and hands, a 3 in 1 product!

After your exfoliating foot scrub or foot soak you can work this butter into your feet in place of your foot cream or massage oil. For the hands, use it for a change in place of your hand cream after an invigorating lemon and lime Hand Scrub. Great for all gardeners after a busy day outdoors!

Carrot Seed Oil

Daucus carota

the mighty beneficial weed that smells like carrots

the mighty beneficial weed that smells like carrots

Carrot Seed Oil, the New Buzz Word in Skin Care ~

Yes folks it is official, this super power in the skin care world is such a find I have to let you into its amazing benefits.

It is one ingredient I have seen popping up all over the internet so decided to do a bit of investigating on this unusual oil.

You may see it in two different products. Carrot Seed Oil (essential oil) and Carrot Oil (carrier oil) are the two types which have similar benefits but are quite different. This recipe uses the essential oil variety.

Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil ~

  • Rejuvenates Dry Mature Skin
  • Regulates Oily Skin
  • Natural Sunscreen (SPF of 30)
  • Skin Firming
  • Anti-Aging
  • Improves Skin Elasticity
  • Contains Beta Carotene
  • Vitamin A
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Antioxidant
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cell Regenerative Properties

Information ~

Jojoba

one of the most popular carrier oils it is heralded as being most like the sebum in our skin.

one of the most popular carrier oils it is heralded as being most like the sebum in our skin.

Organic Shea Butter

Muslin Cloth

Face Cleanser Recipe ~

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Mango Butter (150 grams)

1/4 cup Shea Butter (55 grams)

2 tsp Beeswax Pellets (or in block form)

4 tsp Jojoba Oil

2 tsp Carrot Seed Oil

1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil (1-2 capsule vitamin E will do)


Equipment You Need:

Small Saucepan

Small Stainless Steel Bowl (heatproof glass bowl will be fine)

4 oz Glass Jar with Lid


For Cleanser Application:

Muslin Cloth (optional) or

Cotton Face Cloth


Method:

  • Place all the ingredients into the small bowl and place over your small saucepan of boiling water to melt. This will usually take less than 5 minutes.
  • When fully melted, remove from heat and pour into your clean and sterilized glass jar.
  • Allow to fully cool before screwing on the lid.
  • Your butter cleanser is now ready and you may store this in a dark cool cupboard up to 6 months and may be used once or twice a day.


To Apply:

  • Using a small spatula or spoon scoop a small amount of butter cleanser into the palm of your hand.
  • Apply all over the face and neck in small circular movements.
  • With a damp warm muslin cloth sweep over your face remove the cleanser.
  • Rinse in warm water in- between as you are removing makeup in particular.
  • The muslin cloth is slightly exfoliating too so gently removes the dead skin cells along with the cleanser and grime, leaving the skin silky soft.
  • When all the cleanser has been removed, sweep over the face with your homemade face toner by applying it to dampened cotton wool.
  • Follow with your anti-aging facial serum and face moisturizer.

Mango Tree in Flower, Kampur India

mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mango tree and not from the fruit.

mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mango tree and not from the fruit.

Tips and Suggestions ~

Fancy making larger batches of this recipe? Double up quantities or even triple amounts if making this as a gift or as a makeup craft for teens, party favor or for selling.

Design your own funky labels and container designs by using stick on bling, beads, ribbon, string, bows, buttons or anything you can think of that you may have at home.

If you are unsure about any new ingredient or have very sensitive skin, always do a quick patch test with the product on the inside of the arm and leave for at least 8-24 hours.

Muslin cloths are a new find for me which I love but if you have cotton face cloth this will do fine.

Important Safety Information

If you have any allergies to these ingredients or are on medication avoid using until you seek advice from a doctor.

Carrot Seed Oil should be avoided with Epilepsy and during Pregnancy. Always seek a doctor’s opinion before using this ingredient. I did as I have Epilepsy which is well controlled however I do not advocate others with Epilepsy using unless you seek medical advice.

Gorgeous Citrus and Lavender Cleansing Cream

If you fancy any more of my homemade beauty recipes you can check them all out @ my homemade skin care recipes board on Pinterest.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

Comments

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 10, 2013:

Hi phoenix,

Least you know where to get it now! LOL Cheers for the continued support and interest, means so much!

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on June 10, 2013:

Not yet. I'm just getting my shopping list together. :)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 09, 2013:

Hi phoenix,

LOL must have been fate or serendipity (love that movie!) for sure . . . . but did you purchase?? LOL Cheers, great comment!

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on June 09, 2013:

Funny enough, on my way to the library this afternoon, I came across a shop that sells most of the ingredients you've mentioned here. How serendipitous is that?

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 07, 2013:

Hi phoenix,

Yep this a keeper and a bit indulgent but is worth it!! Thanks so much for checking it out and hope you find good suppliers, mountain rose herbs in USA are excellent. Thanks for commenting :-)

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on June 07, 2013:

This recipe sound deliciously indulgent. Guess I'll be on the internet today sourcing ingredients. lol

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 01, 2013:

Hi Eddy,

Cheers for your visit and comments! Many thanks for your thumbs up!

Eiddwen from Wales on June 01, 2013:

So interesting and useful Suzie.

Voting up.

Eddy.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

How sweet you are! Maybe it is overload but I just keep finding and thinking of so much I want to write about! I am excited about new finds such as carrot seed oil or hidden benefits of certain ingredients so I am delighted you enjoy them all so much. Cheers for the votes and pin, have a great weekend too!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Seafarer Mama,

How good to see you and delighted you enjoyed this one. I can still smell ponds cold cream and see the jar that was in our house growing up! Hope you get to give this a try sometime. Yes, here and in UK Queen Anne's Lace is a name commonly known for the plant, thanks for your support and visit :-)

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 31, 2013:

I think I have to make a beauty compilation album for my collected beauty recipes from your awesome hubs. Thanks for sharing Suzie. I always enjoyed reading your hubs and I learned a lot from you. Voted up and pinned. Have a lovely weekend!

Karen A Szklany from New England on May 31, 2013:

Such a lovely hub. Lots of great details about the benefits of different types of face treatments.

Hope to make some, as it sounds very refreshing. My mom used to clean my face with cold cream after a dance recital in which I had to wear makeup. :0) ...so, that was a fun memory.

Voted up and useful. The flowers of one of the carrot plants portrayed in your hub does remind me of "Queen Anne's Lace." :0) Very pretty.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Rajan ,

Done! Many thanks my friend you are a mind of info that makes great additions to homemade products!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi anglnwu,

Welcome again great to see you! Carrot seed oil has one of the highest natural SPF's from my research and so many other ingredients as I listed in my sunscreen recipe do to like essential oils and carrier oils. So happy you are a fan it really motivates me as I said to Rajan with support like this! Cheers for the thumbs up! :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Vespa,

So good knowing you picked up a few new things! The raw unrefined versions of butters such as mango, shea and cocoa butter are all preferable as less nutrients are destroyed basically. mango butter is often used with other butter or oils or may be substituted or omitted from recipes. What i love is you really can experiment and may well come up with your own concoction and blend that works even better. Working with what you have is a great place to start like many things budgets are important and I am mindful of this being a consideration. Essential oils are a perfect example as you know they vary in cost and quality greatly so even one of the "starter sets" that have 6 or 10 popular oils are a good place to start if starting with very few or none. Your pal jojoba is such a find too that really is worth having as it may be used for so many recipes or as you know on its own as a moisturizer. Oh I could go on and on i love this topic so much so I will say many thanks my friend for all your interest and lovely comments you always post. I don't profess to be an expert by any means but I take the compliment graciously. Cheers for your votes, pin and sharing the word :-)

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 31, 2013:

Sure Suzie, you can link the chery hub of mine. It'll be an honor! It is indeed a pleasure to read these natural products' hubs by you and you are doing a wonderful job. Thanks.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Rajan,

Lovely to have your support my friend. Before I forget I would love to link your cherry hub to my next skin care one using . . . . yes you guessed . . . . cherries if that is okay? I am enthused and motivated by your encouraging comments and it is so satisfying knowing the interest is there and my own passion for looking to more natural alternatives in this area (skin care, toiletries etc. . .) is one agreed with. Appreciate your votes share and pin my friend :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Rose,

Carrot seed oil is an ingredient i am learning quickly about as it was new to me but what a find! it is one to earmark that is so useful in skin care. Much appreciation as always Rose for your continued interest!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

Many thanks ditto I may say after reading your flip flop hub! Cheers for checking this out and commenting :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Bill,

I am sure they would juice up into a lovely nutritious smoothie full of goodness! Carrots are one of my favorite veggies and love cooking with them, carrot oil is a real find I have seen much about on the internet (bless Google and co) so maybe you may rustle up a cleanser for yourself, Terry or for gifts at Christmas! Many thanks my friend for all the encouraging words and votes, shares and pin. have a great weekend :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2013:

Hi Sue,

So glad to see you are finding this series useful and maybe one or two may make it into your collection of treats for the skin! I love finding new and interesting ways of using all these beneficial ingredients available to many of us. What I love is the fact there are fruits, vegetables, spices and more that may not be readily available on one continent but are hugely popular on another so i love "exposing" them too! It is all learning for me too, you never stop learning and I find something new every day. Cheers for votes and share Sue, much appreciated :-)

anglnwu on May 30, 2013:

I love the information contained in this hub. I didn't know carrot seed oil has natural SPF. I'm going to check it out in my local health store. I love your DIY cosmetics. Keep them coming. Rated up.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 30, 2013:

I really got quite the education here! I had no idea you can buy raw butters and make them into a whipped cleanser. My skin is very sensitive and I've used the same commercial cleanser for years (Cetaphil), but since I have to bring it from the States I would love to have raw ingredients on hand to whip up on my own cleanser at any time. I can't wait to give it a try. You know how much I love jojoba oil. I like the idea of applying it with the muslin cloth for slight exfoliation, too. Thanks for another awesome Hub, Suzanne! You're the DYI beauty expert! Voted up, pinned and everything else I can do. : )

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 30, 2013:

Suzie, you are doing a great service by promoting these natural cosmetic products which are cheaper and safer than the ones in the market. This too like your other hubs is packed with vital and useful info.

Voting up, useful and awesome. Shared and pinned.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

Hi Janet,

Good as always to have your thoughts and comments thanks for the votes and shares!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

Hi Kathryn,

Many kudos my friend, have to keep everyone on their toes now, don't I??

LOl Carrot seed oil is well worth having and mango is used in many recipes with or instead of cocoa butter or shea butter. More store cupboard ingredients for you! You could also use it in cookery of course too!

Have fun, and a wonderful weekend in Boston!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

Hi Vellur,

Good to know this was enjoyed by you and hope you get to try it out sometime!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

Hi Carol,

Many thanks my friend for the support here, glad to hear you enjoyed this one! Appreciate greatly all your thumbs up in votes, sharing and pin! Have a great weekend!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 30, 2013:

Carrot and mango, what a great combination! I had no idea that there were so many benefits of carrot seed oil.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 30, 2013:

This sounds wonderful! You are so creative!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on May 30, 2013:

Suzie, when I read the title I thought for an instant, this is going to taste great :) I'm not sure it would ever make it to my face without me tasting it, it sounds that good.

Another winner is you rapidly growing library. You sure are on to something here. Great job, VU, shared, pinned, etc..

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on May 30, 2013:

Marvellous hub! I love these recipes for home-made treatments. Voted up, interesting and shared

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on May 30, 2013:

Carrot and mango is quite an interesting combination. This is another wonderful hub. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on May 30, 2013:

And I thought you were going to ask us to put carrots and mangoes in a blender! I have never heard of mango butter, or the carrot seed oil. I'll have to look into it at some point!

Once I build up my collection of products, I will try it!

Thank you for sharing another great hub with us.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 30, 2013:

Another great set of skin care recipes. Thank you for sharing.

carol stanley from Arizona on May 30, 2013:

I almost got a spoon out to have this dessert. Great hub and I am going to buy some of these ingredients I don't have...Love it. Up, share, pin.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

My good friend Effer,

How great to have you swing by! Great to see you enjoyed this cleanser which is easily made so no excuses! LOL

Appreciate your continued support Paula, you are an inspiration and wonderful writer i always welcome with open arms. Cheers for the thumbs up here :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 30, 2013:

Hi Randi,

So good of you to pin to pinterest, thank you! Delighted you enjoyed this one and for the votes, share and pin, you are a star!

Suzie from Carson City on May 30, 2013:

Suzie! This cleanser looks and sounds luxurious...and soooo healthy for the skin. It couldn't be easier to make, which is always a good thing. My face feels cleaner and softer, just reading your hub!!......UP+++

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on May 30, 2013:

Another great looking one, Suzie! They just keep getting more and more interesting! Thank you so much for sharing! up++and pinning!