Decadent Body Butter

http://lifebyjeanie.com/decadent-body-butter

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!

http://lifebyjeanie.com/decadent-body-butterI hope you’ll try this and please let me know how you like it!  Just leave your comment below.

Enjoy!

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.

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Yield: My batch made 2 jelly jars full and a bunch of smaller containers.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • 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.

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15 Responses to “Decadent Body Butter”

  1. Celeste — May 25, 2015 @ 10:35 pm

    Hi would love to try this but worried about bacteria growing in it . How long is it good for at room temperature ?

    • Jeanie — May 26, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

      I put it in several small glass jars and keep 1 jar out at a time to use. The others I keep refrigerated but I don’t worry too much about bacteria since coconut oil has many antimicrobial properties. Also, cocoa butter and jojoba oil are usually stored at room temperature. Just be sure to use common sense and follow basic cleanliness practices. Of course, dispose of if it starts smelling off or showing signs of spoiling. I’ve had friends ration it out for ages and never heard of them having any problems with spoiling. I pretty much bathe in it so mine doesn’t last very long at a time maybe a couple of months. I hope you’ll give it a try and please let me know how you like it.

  2. Suzanne — August 6, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful body butter, can’t believe how it has helped my crepey neck. I want to ALWAYS have this in my life!

  3. Kim — May 31, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Mine has beeswax, but I like the proportions and ingredients to this one! And the whipped part makes it look wonderful! I’m always looking for ways to simplify! I just got some almond oil for my next lotion making experiment.. Can you say a little more about the jojoba oil?

    • Jeanie — May 31, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

      Thanks Kim, I’ll try to get something together on jojoba oil – thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Rita — May 7, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I will be making this.

    • Jeanie — May 7, 2013 @ 9:15 am

      You’ll have to let me know how it turns out:) It is amazing how easy it is – and yummy!

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