Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

I made body butter this weekend I wanted to share with you! It's surprisingly easy and I'm excited to experiment with different recipes. I used lemongrass and lavender essential oils for this batch and it smells so good! 

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shea butter
16 drops essential oils of your choice - for this batch I did about 10 each of lavender and lemongrass. 
{Note: all essential oils are not made for ingestion and can be dangerous if they are only perfume grade. That's why I can only recommend Young Living oils because of their commitment to purity and quality. Remember, anything you put on your skin (your body's largest organ) is ingested. This is why making our own clean body butter is even more exciting - get rid of all the extra ingredients in processed lotions.}

Mix all together in mixer. After well mixed, my consistency was pretty oily/melted, so I stuck it in the freezer for 20 minutes. After that, the consistency was perfect! I mixed again for a little bit, then filled my jars with the luxurious mixture.  

*Some recipes have you add the coconut oil and shea butter to a double broiler (don't heat the essential oils though;)) to melt, then let cool before stirring and adding to freezer. I didn't do this, but some of the coconut oil in my jars has started to separate - so next time, I'll try melting them to see if that helps them not separate. I also may try adding a little more shea butter and a little less coconut oil to see if that helps. I'd love to hear if you try this, what works for you! 

Shea butter & coconut oil 

After freezing, they whipped up so well! 

They look like ice cream or frosting or something really delicious. It definitely smells edible! 

 I was so excited about these little labels! I found a super easy website to make free labels. You type in whatever description you want, and can choose between different templates. It prints lots per page, depending on how big your labels need to be. You could use them for anything really - be creative! 

 I used 4 oz canning mason jars, I did this recipe x4 or so to have enough for my 9 jars. So fun! I'd LOVE to hear what you make!

Now, I'm off to wrap gifts and tackle some projects! 

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