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« on: January 26, 2016 11:06:28 AM »



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.

Ingredients:
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.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016 12:18:30 PM »

It looks creamy and rich!  I bet that combo of fragrances really makes you smell yummy!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016 01:07:18 PM »

Sounds amazing! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016 01:50:44 PM »

Looks so lush! I bet it's perfect for these cold winter days.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016 02:39:19 PM »

Ooh looks lovely!  The shelf life should be as long as the oils' life, so basically until the oils go rancid, probably 1-2 years.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016 02:40:11 PM »

Thanks MareMare! You rock!

Thanks gang! I am in love with the scent. I may need to make soap and perfume with it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016 07:23:30 PM »

Pink champagne mixed with raspberry cake?! I could eat that. Looks divine!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016 07:45:57 PM »

That's a little jar of Heaven right there! I bet it smells divine!
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016 02:26:06 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial!  My mother in law made something similar for Christmas 2 years ago, and we recently ran out, what with the dry winter air.  I'd love to make some more.

Are you able to pick up the ingredients at something like a drugstore/grocery store? Or do you need to order them online?  (I know I've found coconut oil in the grocery store, but I don't know where to look in town for cocoa butter, shea butter, or castor oil.)
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016 02:32:06 PM »


Are you able to pick up the ingredients at something like a drugstore/grocery store? Or do you need to order them online?  (I know I've found coconut oil in the grocery store, but I don't know where to look in town for cocoa butter, shea butter, or castor oil.)

The coconut oil is from the grocery store. The rest of the ingredients I found at an urban farm supply store but they have it online on Amazon and soap supply places. They may even have it at craft stores. You can use other oils besides castor (almond, oil, jojoba). I used castor because it is good for mature skin.  Smiley
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