You love pampering yourself with rich body butter but are worried about all the ingredients that go into the store-bought ones? There’s a way you can make your own butter from high-quality ingredients so you’ll know exactly what it consists of. Plus, it’s budget-friendly! Here’s the recipe.
- 1/2 cup of shea butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of almond or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of argan oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 10 drops of orange essential oil
How to Make It
Fill half a pot with water, heat it up and put a glass bowl on top of it. You’ll mix ingredients while they’re steam-heating. Add everything from above (except the essential oils) and stir for a few minutes, then leave it to cool naturally. Put into the fridge for an hour, then take it out. Use an electric mixer to get a smooth foam. This is when you add essential oils. Pour into a glass container with a lid. You can store it in the fridge for better consistency.
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🌸 W H I P P E D B O D Y B U T T E R • So this body butter was whipped up over a year ago and I’m still trying to finish it. The ingredients weren’t cheap, but a little really goes a long way, so works out cheaper in the long run. I bought organic unrefined shea butter from @faithfultonature, sweet almond oil and organic lavender essential oil from @wellnesswarehouse and coconut oil from a local grocer. • INGREDIENTS 75g shea butter 75g coconut oil 50g sweet almond oil 20+ drops essential oil (I used lavender. Can also use a combo of essential oils) • METHOD Double boiler* – gently heat all ingredients (except essential oil) on stove in a glass bowl on top of a pot of gently simmering water. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and let it cool, mix in essential oil. Place in fridge until slightly firm. Whip it with an electric egg beater.* Scoop into a jar. • *NOTE: If you have a thermomix (like me) use this for -melt setting: 5mins/70degrees/speed 1 -essential oil mix in setting: 15 seconds/speed 3 -whipped butter setting: 40seconds/speed 5 • • • #diybodybutter #homemadebodybutter #diylotion #whippedbodybutter #bodybutter #lavenderbodybutter #earthlovingmama🌿 #ecomom #ecoliving #veganproducts #vegans #vegansofig #veganofinstagram #instavegan #crueltyfree #diyvegan #naturalcosmetics #selfcare #vegancosmetics #diycosmetics #crueltyfreecosmetics #diyskincare #veganskincare #veganskincareproducts