Tag: shea butter

Natural Body Butter

Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups whipped butter. 1 cup Organic, raw shea butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup almond oil 1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. 

Cocoa Body Butter

1/4 cup shea butter 1/2 cup cocoa butter 1/8 cup sweet almond oil 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil 8 drops sweet orange essential oil, or 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or raspberry extract (optional) Instructions In small saucepan over low heat, melt shea butter and cocoa butter 

Whipped Body Butter

½ cup Shea Butter
½ cup Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter
½ cup Coconut Oil
½ cup light oil like almond, olive or jojoba
Optional: Essential Oils for scent- I like using 10-30 drops depending on the essential oils used. Peppermint and Citrus/Lavender and favorites at our house.

Instructions

In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except essential oils. Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

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.

Store in a glass jar with a lid and use as you would regular lotion or body butter. If your home stays above 75 degrees, it may soften and need to be kept at the fridge, but it will stay whipped at a temperature lower than that.
Enjoy!

courtesy of wellnessmama.com