This all natural, homemade body lotion is sure to make you question your favorite store-bought skin care products if you haven’t already, that is. With just 4 divine ingredients, this DIY, whipped body butter will have you lusting to lather up!
I spent one whole day researching ingredients in my body-care products. I had heard time and again about chemicals being added to not only our foods but our skin care too. Having seeded through my diet and removing foods (as best I can) grown with unnecessary and toxic ingredients, I thought “why not look after my largest organ” as well. Seems like a no brainer but we are all in our own process of discovery and making changes for the better comes in our own time.
In having researched each ingredient in my organic, yes organic lotion, and even shampoo I was disturbed at the magnitude of harmful additives, some were known carcinogens. Do your research to see what makes up your products and decide for yourself if it’s worth making your own.
- 1/2 cup Shea butter
- 1/2 cup Cocoa or Mango butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 1/2 cup base oil like jojoba or almond
- 10-30 drops of your favorite essential oil (Optional)
You do not have to use the same brands as I have. However, I encourage you to look into textures before purchasing as I found some to feel rather gritty.
- In a double broiler, pot, or bowl combine all ingredients except essential oils
- Bring to medium heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are melted
- If using a pot keep on low heat to ensure you don’t overheat causing butters to lose health benefits
- Remove from heat, transfer to your bowl and let cool slightly
- Move to refrigerator to let cool for 1-1.5 hours or until butters begin to harden, still somewhat soft
- Use a hand mixer and whip for 10 minutes until light and fluffy
- Add essential oils if you desire
- Return to refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to set
10 minutes may seem like quite awhile for mixing the butters, trust me, go the distance. The air creates the lightness making it the perfect concoction of oil and lotion. Watch them blend together in a velvety mousse fit for kings, queens, and human beings.
- Store in a glass jar or mason of your choosing, lid secured
- 1 batch makes approximately 12 oz.
- If your home temperature is above 75 degrees you may have to store in refrigerator to stay whipped
- Tip: Cocoa butter has a rich, chocolately scent whereas Mango butter is scentless, making Mango butter ideal to add essential oils to
There you have it, luxurious, silky smooth body butter to nurture your skin after a long day or a steamy, hot shower. Self care is important and we can find reward in taking our routine to the next level. Especially when it feels and smells this good!
Enjoy! Let me know if you try the recipe and what you think!
Thank you for joining me here! ♥