Your skin will absolutely love this natural and so easy to make body butter. It will keep your skin soft and moisturised all day , head to toes , which is even better during the cold winter months. There is just something so comforting about slathering yourself with nourishing butters and oils during the cold months.
This body butter is so great for so many things. Shea butter is a wonderful moisturiser , containing Vitamins A and E, it is emollient and very soothing. It is also great for preventing stretch marks. Cocoa butter and Coconut oil are softening and soothing, rich in antioxidants which help fight against free radicals, thereby keeping the skin looking younger. A little goes a long way with this butter and as always, you can add your choice of essential oils to it. It smells so tasty of chocolate and coconuts and leaves your skin smelling so nice. The butters are easily available in health food stores or online these days and it is important to make sure that get cold pressed an unrefined stuff as this way most of the nourishing properties of the ingredients have not been lost.
For this yummy butter you will need:
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1/4 cup Cocoa Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Almond/Apricot/Sesame/Sunflower Oil
15 drops of your favourite essential oil (optional)
How to make:
Combine all of the ingredients, apart from essential oils, and melt them up over a bain marie, stirring until the mixture is fully liquid.
Remove from the heat and allow the oils to partially set. It is generally ready to whip when you can stick your finger in the middle and it will hold the indentation. You can place the mixture in a freezer, for around 15 minutes, however make sure that it doesn’t go fully frozen and that way the butters will be too hard.
Once the mixture is partially set, add the essential oils of your choice, and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer until the body butter is fluffy.
Spoon the butter into a jar and apply wherever you want it on your body. You can also giveit as a gift in a nice jar and make someone very happy.
Enjoy soft and beautiful smelling skin xx