I adore this recipe. Absolutely adore it. It is simple to make (just as easy as the Magnesium Spray), but probably a little more fun because there is so much you can do with it!. The base recipe requires just 2 ingredients! From this you can tailor the moisturising butter to your own taste (well, scent), and add extra ingredients to boost your butter to assist with other skin issues. E.g. Rosehip oil, aloe vera, calendula.
This luxurious body butter gently moisturises your skin without feeling too greasy. A little bit goes a long way, so it lasts well. You can leave it with it’s natural earthy scent, or add a few drops of essential oil.
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What You'll Need
All you’ll need for this basic body butter is a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil to shea butter. So depending on how much you want to make, you’ll just need equal quantities of each. Also a jar to put it in.
1x Glass Jar – the size depends on how much you want to make. You can reuse an old glass jar, some of mine are reused, others I just bought from The Reject Shop. You could also op shop them, the possibilities are endless. If you prefer not to use glass, you can use an old plastic container too. I just like how the final product comes out when it’s in a glass jar! They make great gifts as well.
1/2C Coconut Oil – I bought mine from the supermarket.
1/2C Shea Butter – you can find it at your local health store, or on ebay here.
8 Drops Essential Oil of your choice (optional) – it’s probably easiest to find one you like at your local health store, at least you can test the smell of them if you’re not sure what you like. If you just want to order some online, ebay has a good deal where you can buy 5 and get 5 free here. If that’s a bit overwhelming, you can choose buy 3 get 3 free from the same seller, but it will cost you exactly the same.
Before you start, ensure your butters are soft but not melted. If one or both the butters are too warm they will not whip up properly.
Combine both butters in a bowl.
Using an electric whip, or electric beaters, whip the butters together until they form a soft, sea foam-like consistency.
Add your essential oil if you wish and whip to mix.