It is no secret I love all-natural beauty products and now that the warmer weather is here my skin could use some extra attention. I’m limited to what I can buy in this town when it comes to organics and although I am no stranger to shopping online, I do avoid these items. I like to be able to smell the soaps and lotions and also to read the ingredients label to make sure that they are in fact made with natural ingredients. It infuriates me to find a product that is marketed as natural only to find chemicals listed a mile long. Hence the reason why I have stared making some of my own.
I have been wanting to make homemade body butter for months but I just can’t bring myself to buy shea butter. I have no other uses for it but I do use coconut oil for many different purposes and happened to have a giant jar on hand. So when someone suggested whipped coconut oil body butter I was super excited and got to work right away!
Because this body butter is made using literally only oils, it is (duh) very oily, but our skin absorbs coconut oil pretty quickly. I lathered up after a hot soak in the tub and by the time I was toweled off, dressed, and did a quick tidy-up of my bedroom, it had absorbed enough to not leave an oily mess in my bed. I’ve used this on my face and moisturized all over my body. I even added a little sugar and did a quick lip scrub. I loved it! Just be sure that the oil has absorbed enough before getting dressed or rub any excess off with a towel to avoid staining your clothes.
Have fun creating your own blends with essential oils, just remember to not go overboard with them, a few drops of each is usually plenty! For the body butter pictured I made a clarifying blend with lavender, sweet orange and rosemary essential oils. Enjoy!
Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter with Essential Oils
1 cup coconut oil, solid
6-8 drops lavender oil
4-6 drops orange essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil
Using a hand mixture with whisk attachments, whisk coconut oil until the consistency of thick whipping cream and peaks form.
Add drops of essential oil a few at a time and mix in between until the desired scent is achieved.
Store in an airtight glass container for up to 2 months, in a cool, dark space.
To use: Rub small amounts onto skin and enjoy the silky soft result, as well as some soothing aromatherapy benefits!
By Three Happy Folk