Over the last few years, as natural alternatives to chemical-laden skincare products became more popular, coconut oil’s popularity has sky rocketed. Coconut oil can soothe burns, lessen stretch marks, reduce scars, moisturize dry skin and leave your hair shiny and healthy. Today, I’m going to share with you my favorite moisturizer. I’ve given this as a gift, many times, and it is a favorite.
Before we get started, these are my favorite ingredients. I’ve researched a lot of brands and tried a few I’ll never buy again. These are the brands I trust for my family, pets and followers. Also, I only use Young Living oils in my homemade skincare items. Click on the link to learn how you and your family can benefit from these amazing essential oils.
Below is the original recipe for my body butter, but you can get creative with your essential oil blends and even ingredients to create your own scents.
Combine shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil in a double-boiler. Using low to medium heat melt these ingredients completely. Remove from heat and add 10-15 drops Frankincense and 10 drops of Vitamin E Oil.
Freeze mixture until it is firm to the touch. Using a mixer whip mixture until it begins to soften.
At this point you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to make the body butter lighter and airier. The cornstarch also helps cut the greasy feel of the body butter. Continue to whip on high until the body butter reaches a whipped cream consistency, and is about double the starting volume. If you rub a small bit onto the back of your hand it should melt almost immediately. Place in a glass jar or container and enjoy your baby soft skin!
Whipped Coconut Body Butter
- ½ C. Shea Butter
- ¼ C. Coconut Oil
- ¼ C. Sweet Almond Oil
- 10-15 Drops Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Vitamin E Oil
- Combine shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil in a double boiler, stirring occasionally.
- Once ingredients are completely melted, remove from heat. Stir in essential oil and Vitamin E oil.
- Transfer to a larger mixing bowl.
- Freeze until solid.
- Using a hand mixer, beat until desired consistency. (Typically doubles in volume.)
Store all mixtures containing essential oils in mason jars or any glass container.
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