I've seen plenty of recipes for homemade whipped body butters floating around Pinterest and decided to give this one a try. It did not disappoint! I substituted EVOO for Jojoba oil - only because I didn't have any on hand and I have read it works just as well. I thought it'd be fun to try and share a different recipe for homemade products made with Essential Oils each month. I don't want to be too obnoxious with the essential oil posts, so this will give me a chance to share some new ideas and the monthly promotions all in one. Boom!
First, I'll tell you I used Lavender, Peppermint and a blend called Gentle Baby (which includes Rosewood, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Jasmine, Bergamot, and Rose). These oils are all great for skin, eczema, aromatherapy and relaxation. Smells Uh-mazing.
1/2 c. Shea Butter
1/4 c. Coconut Oil
1/4 c. Jojoba Oil (or EVOO)
20 drops Essential Oil
-Place shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in a glass bowl or measuring cup inside a saucepan. The saucepan should have enough water in it that the water touches the bottom of your glass double boiler, but doesn't spill out.
-Over medium heat, whisk the oils together until they are melted and combined.
-Mixture will go from white to semi-clear when ready.
-Refrigerate melted oils for an hour or until white and solid.
-With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until they are fluffy like whipped cream.
-Add essential oils and beat to incorporate.
-Fill your desired container with the whipped body butter and refrigerate another hour.
This body butter will keep about 6 months at room temperature. It may soften in warm weather because of the coconut oil. If this happens it can be stored in the refrigerator.
Every month Young Living has a promotional gift if you spend more than 190PV (usually dollars). This month's promo is for free bottles of Ylang Ylang and Bergamot. I received mine this week and love them both!
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