Updated: May 1
I don't know about you, but I love the way my skin feels refreshed after using a body butter. If you have never used a body butter before, it has a consistency of a thick lotion or cream and is typically much more moisturizing than a traditional lotion based on the oils and butters it is made up of. Body butters also help your skin retain moisture longer than a traditional lotion will. Now you may be asking, why should I make my own body butter when I can just pick one up at the store or online instead? And the answer my friends is body butters can be pricey to purchase as well as store bought body butters also can have some questionable ingredients in them such as phosphates, disodium edta, fragrance & butylphenyl methylpropional, many of which are known skin irritants. Making your own body butter is relatively easy and affordable plus you have control over the ingredients you use when you make it yourself. Once you've made your own body butter, you will never go back to store bought:)
For this recipe you will need:
1/2 Cup Cocoa Butter(mango or shea butter can be used as well)
Place your coconut oil and cocoa butter in a heat safe container and place over double boiler until completely melted.
Once melted, remove from heat and add in your Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.
Next you will want the mixture to cool until it has solidified again and then transfer(if needed) to a mixing bowl or stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
Whip on medium speed for 4-5 minutes(may take longer if you are using a hand mixer) until the mixture begins to form peaks.
Now it is time to add in your Arrowroot Powder. Whip on low (otherwise the arrowroot powder will poof up out of the bowl)2-3 minutes until thoroughly combined.
Scrap down the sides of your mixing bowl and then add in your Lavender essential oil.
Now you are going to whisk again until the mixture has doubled in size and has a soft fluffy texture. Once you reach this texture you can stop whisking and place your body butter in airtight containers.
This body butter will stay good for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container in a cool dry location. If your home's temperature gets above 76 degrees Fahrenheit you may need to store your body butter in the refrigerator to keep it from melting(Coconut oil begins to melt at 76 degrees). If you make this body butter please leave a comment letting me know how it turned out and tag me on Instagram @essentially.tonya so I can see your creation:)
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