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It’s really not because we share the same name that I’m a huge fan of Shea Butter. It’s because this multi-purpose cream has proven to be effective in nourishing the skin and helping to protect its natural oils in order to treat a number of skin conditions – wrinkles, sunburns, skin allergies and even insect bites among them. For that reason, we use Shea Butter in the formulation of many of BIOTONE body butters and lotions for both professional and at-home. It’s also the key ingredient in our Pure Touch Organics product line.

Shea Butter is actually the fat from the nut of the Shea tree that grows in West Africa. Shea Butter gets is nourishing and healing properties from it abundance of vitamins, most notably A, which contributes to healthy, balanced and even-toned skin by aiding skin cell turnover. Shea Butter also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant to prevent skin aging; and vitamin F, which is essential to the growth and maintenance of healthy skin.

As part of your Valentine’s Day couples treatment menu, consider Romantic Retreat, which includes Smoothing Massage Butter that contains Shea Butter.  The tropical aroma of Mango & Mandarin Customizing Complex and the exotic scent of Rosewood Essential Oil will transport your clients to paradise while a hydrating cocoon of soothing European Rose Body Mudnourishes and softens skin.

 

 Ingredients

• Micro-Buff Body Polish................................................2 oz

• European Rose Body Mud..........................................4 oz

• Smoothing Massage Butter.........................................1 oz

• Rosewood Essential Oil.........................................6 drops

• Mango & Mandarin Customizing Complex...........60 drops

 

 Tools

• 3 Rubber Spa Bowls

• Plastic Wrap

• 9 Warm, Moist Hand Towels

 

 Instructions

1. Mix Micro-Buff Body Polish with 15 drops of Mango & Mandarin Customizing Complex and 3 drops of Rosewood Essential Oil in a rubber bowl. Warm prior to application.

2. Mix European Rose Body Mud with 30 drops of Mango & Mandarin Customizing Complex and 4 drops of Rosewood Essential Oil in a rubber bowl. Warm prior to application.

3. Mix Smoothing Massage Butter with 15 drops of Mango & Mandarin Customizing Complex in a rubber bowl. Warm product prior to application.

4. Apply an exfoliation treatment with Micro-Buff Body Polish.*

5. Apply European Rose Body Mud in an even layer to each part of the body*, while quickly covering each area with plastic wrap. Cover client with a towel to keep warm.

6. Allow client to rest 15-20 min. This is an ideal time to incorporate an add-on face or foot massage.

7. Remove plastic wrap, removing as much mud as possible. Remove remaining mud with warm, moist towels. Cover exposed damp skin with a bath towel.

8. Perform finishing treatment with Smoothing Massage Butter.

 

*Follow protocols in BIOTONE Spa Brochure