Delightfully Simple Body Butter

For the last few years I have been on a journey to detach myself from commercial beauty care products.  I can’t remember exactly what started me down this road, but I believe it was two things:
1)Saving money – I love making things and saving money at the same time.
2)Living healthier – Knowing that I’m eliminating chemicals and other potentially harmful ingredients is a great feeling.

A while back I pinned a recipe on Pinterest for making your own body butter and I finally made a batch a few weeks ago!  The original recipe came from Jillee at One Good Thing.  Although, I did tweak some of the measurements based on the supplies I had on hand.

What you will need:

1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Shea butter
1/2 cup olive oil
Essential oil

I measured all my oils and poured them into a metal KitchenAid mixing bowl and than placed the bowl over a saucepan. This worked great as a double boiler. Mix the oils to speed up the melting time. Once the oils have melted place the bowl in the fridge, once they are the consistency of soft butter remove from fridge. Now use the whip attachment on your mixer and whip until the mixture looks like amazing vanilla frosting! Don’t forget to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times as you go. If it isn’t whipping up it may be too warm, simply put it back in fridge for a little longer. Now add in any essential oils you want, lavender is great for you skin. That’s it! I hope this works great for you! If you want to see a photo tutorial check out the link above.

I’ll try to post some pictures soon!