This body butter is devine, it looks & smells good enough to eat & is so simple to make!!
All wrapped up in pretty jars it will make the most gorgeous gift.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can customise it to suit the ingredients you have & the people you are making it for. Make it with just cocoa butter & peppermint essential oil for a Mocha whip, make it with just shea butter & lavender for families with young children.
I used the combination of shea & cocoa butter because I love the smell & moisturising properties of the cocoa butter & the soothing, healing properties of the shea butter. You can substitute the apricot oil for what ever you have on hand, I used apricot oil because the butters & coconut oil are quite heavy & create a layer on the skin while apricot oil soaks in making the butter a little less greasy.
But be warned this is decadent stuff, it is light & fluffy but very moisturising, its great for dry heels, knees & sand papery elbows!! Great for a post shaving, waxing cream – possibly not so good as a face moisturiser!!
So get in your kitchen & have some fun!!
Whipped Body Butter
1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c cocoa butter
1/2 c shea butter
1/2 c apricot kernel oil
1 t Vitamin E oil
10 – 15 drops essential oils (I used 10 drops Rose Geranium oil, 3 drops Sweet Orange oil, 2 drops Neroli oil
Place coconut oil, shea butter & cocoa butter into a double boiler to melt (I just use a mason jar in a saucepan of boiling water).
Once the butters are melted, take your double boiler (or jar) off the heat & let it cool to room temperature & add in the apricot kernel oil, Vitamin E oil & essential oils. Stir in well & then place to set a little in the fridge for an hour, let it set but not till its hard like a lotion bar.
Then its time to whip it!! Either using a cake mixer or stick blender (I used the whisk attachment on my stick blender & it worked a treat). Whip it for 5 or so minutes until you make what looks like yummy whipped cream that smells good enough to eat.
Pour it into pretty containers & ENJOY