Body butter is smooth and creamy and designed to make skin silky smooth. As the fall weather turns chilly and the heat comes on in the house, your skin can become dry and flaky. This mixture will keep a summer glow to your skin as you keep it soft into the winter months.
Homemade Body Butter
6 oz Coconut Oil
2 oz Cocoa Butter
2 oz Essential Oil of Choice
Food Coloring (Optional)
Melt both your coconut oil and cocoa butter. You can melt them over a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 20 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.
Once the oil and butter have melted, place them in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Do not place in freezer. Once the oils and butter are opaque, using a stand or hand mixer, beat on high for 4-5 minutes. The mixture should become thick and creamy. If after 5 minutes of beating it doesn’t become thick, refrigerate for 5 more minutes and beat again.
Once the oils become creamy, refrigerate for 5 more minutes. After 5 minutes, add in your essential oil and food coloring and beat until well incorporated. Once stiff peaks form, spoon into a clean container and seal.
Will last up to 6 months in an airtight container.
To USE: Scoop out about 1 to 2 Tablespoons and smooth over skin, especially face and neck.