Hi everyone! Here’s the body butter recipe as promised in my last blog. It’s is great for babies over six months or sensitive skin, and scents can be added to make it a custom gift for anyone (or to keep for yourself!).
The combination of shea and cocoa butter with two nourishing oils makes a highly moisturising combination, but whipping the mix helps it go on smoothly without being oily.
My current favourite is a lavender scented version, but I also like a citrus/lavender combination.
Body Butter Ingredients
1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/2 cup Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 cup light oil (like almond, jajoba or olive)
Optional: 10-30 drops of essential oils of choice (I use Lavender)
Body Butter Instructions
In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except the almond/jojoba/olive oil and essential oils which are more fragile than the other ingredients.
Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted.
Add your chosen oil and stir.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add essential oils if using.
Move to fridge and let cool another 1 hour or until starting to harden but still somewhat soft.
Use a hand mixer to whip for 10 minutes until fluffy.
Return to fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.