Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils
Having soft nourished skin is an amazing feeling… and lets face it, not all lotions and body butters are the same. Many of them are full of fillers and water. That is why making your own body butter is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. You can tweak the recipe to fit your families needs, choose the scents and oils that you prefer and learn which products nourish your skin best. Whipped Body Butter is EASY to make, and makes a great gift as well.
- ½ Cup Cocoa Butter
- ½ Cup Shea Butter
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Vitamin E oil
- Essential Oil of Choice ~ Some good options are Lavender, chamomile, orange, peppermint, yang ylang, neroli mixed with chamomile or Rose
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch (Optional)
- Airtight Container
- Stand or Hand Mixer
In a double boiler, combine cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt over low heat.
Once everything is melted, allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Add in essential oil and cornstarch and beat on high speed, for 5-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
Place back in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
Place in a clean, dry airtight jar and enjoy!
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