Oh yum, this is so creamy and luscious you will want to eat it!
But don’t – no wait you can. Everything in this Decadent Body Butter is edible. How often can you say that? I’m not too sure you’ll want to but know that there isn’t anything in here that is toxic.
With all the pollutants and toxins in our environment that we can’t control; I’m thrilled to be able to make some of my own skin care products with nourishing ingredients. The moment you slather on the first scoop of this body butter, you’ll be impressed with the silky softness of your skin and a hint of the wonderful cocoa aroma. We women love it and the men in our lives like it also. On top of all that; it is easy to make!
You can substitute Shea butter for the Cocoa butter but you won’t have the slightly cocoa smell. You could substitute almond oil for the jojoba oil but since I’ve heard how compatible with our skin jojoba oil is; I’m sold on the jojoba oil.
One word of warning: Be prepared to have your friends mad at you when they try yours, love it and then you tell them you won’t start selling it!
This is how I do it:
Decadent Body Butter Recipe
- 4 oz. Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter (source )
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (source)
- 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil or Almond Oil (source )
In a double boiler melt the cocoa butter & coconut oil. If you don’t have a double boiler; do what I do. Place a stainless steel bowl on top of a smaller pan with about 1-2” of water in it. Use medium to low heat.
When the cocoa butter and coconut oil is melted, add the jojoba oil and mix well.
Refrigerate until mixture begins to get firm but not completely solid. Whip the body butter with a stand or hand mixer until the body butter increases in volume and is luscious. I check the mixture every 15 – 30 minutes because I like smelling it and fussing over it, but that probably isn’t necessary. I also usually whip it 2 or 3 times, returning to the refrigerator in between times until I feel it is ready to store in containers – just because that’s how I am.
Store the finished product in jars with lids. I use small mason jars (jelly jar size) and recycled cosmetic jars. I try to use glass because I don’t want to be worried about plastic leaching toxins. I also keep any extra in the refrigerator until I need it. My batch made 2 jelly jars full and a bunch of smaller containers.
I hope you’ll try this and please let me know how you like it! Just leave your comment below.
Coconut oil melts at 76* so when the temperature is high, you’ll probably need to keep in fridge. If it does melt, just refrigerate and rewhip.
- There were tons and tons of recipes on the internet for body butters and most of them were similar but I think my recipe was adapted from Emily’s recipe because I referred to it the most at: http://holisticsquid.wpengine.com/whipped-body-butter-homemade-lotion/