In a heat-safe glass bowl, combine the grapeseed oil, mango butter, and beeswax. 2 TBSP beeswax makes a thinner lotion that will work in a pump bottle, while 3 TBSP yields a thicker lotion more suitable for a jar.
Fill a saucepan 1/3 full of water. Perch the glass bowl on top of the saucepan.
Heat pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a metal spoon until all the ingredients are melted.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the essential oils and vitamin E if using.
Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and put it in the fridge to cool.
After about 30 minutes the mixture should be opaque and semi-solid. You don’t want it to be hard, but if it’s too soft it won’t whip. Using a stand or hand mixer whip the mixture until it’s white and creamy.
Transfer the finished lotion to a glass container or lotion pump and store it in a cool, dry place. This lotion has a shelf life of at about 12 months, especially if vitamin E oil is used.
Don’t freak out that there’s some floral essential oils in these blends! The lavender and geranium really help round out the smell and overall don’t feel feminine when used with the more robust and woodsy oils.Masculine essential oil scent blend options:
Blend #1 - 20 drops cedarwood, 5 drops lavender, and 15 drops tea tree essential oil (good for sensitive or irritated skin).
Blend #2 - 25 drops patchouli and 25 drops sweet orange essential oil (good for oily or dry skin).
Blend #3 - 10 drops myrrh, 10 drops geranium, and 30 drops sandalwood essential oil (good for dry, sensitive or irritated skin).
If you prefer a stronger scent the essential oil blends above can safely be doubled.