Be kind to your hard-working skin! This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter, coconut oil, and essential oils that moisturize and smooth your skin. This body butter has a whipped consistency that goes on smoothly and feels light to the touch.
Coconut oil can provide many benefits. From a healthy oil to cook with to a deep conditioning hair mask, coconut oil is versatile in its uses. It is loaded with antioxidants, helping your skin ward off free radicals. cording to the Live the Organic Life, coconut oil is generally categorized into refined and virgin coconut oils. Unrefined coconut oil may also be called virgin coconut oil. The type of method used to extract the oil from the coconut is done in the most natural way. This way, the coconut oil stays in its natural form without the use of any artificial filtering which is sometimes used in the process of refined coconut oil. No chemicals are used in the process of extracting coconut oil using this method.
Cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry, sensitive skin. Real cocoa butter is completely edible, plus it’s also used very often in skin lotions, lip glosses, chapsticks and other beauty ointments. Cocoa butter is a healthy fat, mostly saturated just like coconut oil.
Essential oils are that aromatic, volatile liquid that comes from within flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, seeds, bushes. They are usually extracted by steam distillation, but other extraction methods are used depending on the botanical. Essential oils not only make everything smell good, but they have several beneficial properties, including skin care. The better quality essential oil will give you more of the oil benefit. You need to be aware that there is no rating system for essential oils in the United Stated. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle essential “pure” or “therapeutic grade”, the contents of that bottle must contain at least 5% essential oil! That means 95% of the bottle can be something else. You need to make sure you buy your essential oils from a reputable company. My favorite trustworthy and affordable essential oil brand is Young Living.
A few of my favorite essential oils for skin care, include: Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense. Lavender and Frankincense essential oils are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Click HERE to find out how to order essential oils.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- Measuring cup
- Medium-sized saucepan
- Glass mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Electric hand mixer
- Glass container with lid
- Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
- Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
- Stir in essential oils.
- Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
- Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
- Massage into dry skin!
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