For some reason this winter has made my skin so dry. It is the first time that I have needed heavy duty lotion. I decided to try my hand at making some body butter. I am in love with this stuff! It goes on a bit greasy but easily absorbs in your skin and I used a little bit of fragrant oils into the mixture. My skin loves me now!
Sorry no in progress pics. If I make some more, I will insert them.
1/4 cup cocoa butter (I used unscented)
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 coconut oil
1/4 cup castor oil
25 drops of fragrant oil (I used Pink champagne mixed with raspberry cake)
In a double boiler on medium high heat, melt all the ingredients together EXCEPT the fragrant oil.
After everything is melted, put into a glass bowl and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until it firms up just enough for your finger to make a dent. You don't want it firm, but you don't want it oily either.
Take the bowl out of the freezer, add 25 drops of your fragrant oil to the mix, and with a hand held mixer, mix the oil like you would a meringue. The oil will fill up with air and turn white. You want to keep mixing until you get stiff peaks. You should be able to lift the mixer and have a peak form and stay.
That's it! Now you can put it in containers and slather it on your skin.
This is what the finished product looks like:
I am not sure of the shelf life. I have used so much of mine in the past couple of weeks that I may need to make another batch.