I can’t wait to share my homemade recipe with you!!! Think of everything fabulous for skin and voila!!! Here it is in one little jar!
This body butter is packed full with sooooo many nutrients. The raw products are not cheap initially to buy but I believe that if you buy in bulk, the quantities you are able to make each batch and the beautiful skin you get after use make the cost worth it.
I am currently just over seven months pregnant and I have used this body butter everyday, both morning and night, on my belly since 6 weeks. Touching wood, to date I am stretch mark free.
Makes enough to fill a 500 gm jar
- 125gms cocoa butter
- 50gms coconut oil
- 4 tbsp jojoba oil
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp macadamia oil
- 2 tbsp rose hip oil
- 1 tbsp vitamin e liquid
- 10 drops lavender oil
- 6 drops mandarin oil
(NB I have kept essential oil blends to a small amount and limited oils due to pregnancy but feel free to add what you’d like!! Just remember, the butter will have a slight chocolatey smell due to the cocoa butter.)
On low heat, gently melt cocoa butter and coconut oil together. Do not heat any more than required. Remove from stove and leave to cool until just over room temperature. Mix together in a bowl with other ingredients. Pour into jar immediately and place in refrigerator to cool whilst still well mixed for a few hours. Remove from fridge and let warm to room temperature. Then use…use…and use some more!!! Cover yourself in this luxurious body butter!!!
In colder temperatures you will find that the butter will be quite firm. It will soften when rubbed between your fingers. In hot climates, you may need to slightly change the ratio of cocoa butter to coconut oil to stop it going runny. Just add a little more cocoa butter to the mix.
This butter seems to have a shelf life of close to a year if not more in your bathroom. I haven’t left it lying ’round long enough to find it go off. I can’t get enough of it!
Hope you love as much as me!!