Now that it’s almost summer, it’s time to break out the body butters!
Why have I been buying expensive beauty products all my life when it is so easy to make them at home? If only I had known sooner that I could customize my own luxurious body butters without using any preservatives or things I can’t pronounce. In fact, most of the ingredients are edible! Here’s how easy it is:
1/2 cup cocoa butter wafers (NOTE: the cocoa butter will add a chocolatey smell which you may or may not like, so please keep this in mind when choosing your essential oils–next time, I might try just adding orange or peppermint oils)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
Plus whatever combination of essential oils you prefer for the scent. I like the following:
30 drops eucalyptus essential oil
45 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops peppermint essential oil
1. Melt cocoa butter wafers and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. If you don’t have a double-boiler, just create a make-shift one like I did below.
2. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the sweet almond oil and essential oils.
3. Put the mixture into your freezer until the oils start to partially solidify (see below), then use a mixer to whip it into a thick, creamy consistency.
4. Once it is fully whipped (see below), simply transfer your body butter into a storage container of your choice and store it in a cool, dry place.
This recipe makes 2 small jars of body butter and was only slightly adapted from this amazing tutorial by Rawmazing. You should definitely go to the Rawmazing site to read the full tutorial and all of the helpful tips and suggestions at the end before making your own. Enjoy!