My favorite natural beauty product- My golden body butter recipe
If you recall not long ago I posted a home made body butter recipe. It came out nice, but I wanted to improve the overall stability and texture. I also wanted a less greasy formula, which absorbed into my skin at a faster rate, and left my face looking “less shiny.” I achieved this with my new “Golden Body Butter” recipe.
The golden color in this recipe comes from the use of rose hip oil, which is wonderful for aging skin, as well as any stretch marks or scars. A little goes a long way with this creamy wonderful body butter! I use it on my face twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. I also apply it to my body, with emphasis on the décolleté area, and my abdomen.
Essential oils are added to this body butter and I have listed what I used in the recipe below. However, feel free to add what ever essential oils you wish. You could even add a fat burning or cellulite oil blend to make this recipe into a “firming” cream for those particular areas on your body.
Golden Body Butter Recipe
By Amy Stebbins @www.amystebbins.com
What you need:
Sterile clean jar for your body butter. I used small mason jars.
TO BEGIN-slow melt the following together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring often.
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/4 cup shea butter
2 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
Once these are melted, allow to cool for about 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. You want them to begin to re-solidify, but your don’t want them rock solid. Check it every so often to see how it is doing.
Once this has started to firm up a bit (it will start to look more opaque) take your mixture and pour it into the bowl of a stand mixer, with a wire whisk attachment. Turn on your machine to about medium speed. While your machine is running add the following:
1/8 cup apricot oil
1/8 cup avocado oil
1/8 cup FCO (fractionated coconut oil)
1/8 cup rose hip oil
1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder
11 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops melaleuca essential oil
5 drops of frankincense essential oil
7 drops of lemongrass essential oil
Whip this ingredients until well blended. I like to get mine and smooth as possible. Once you have properly blended your mixture, place in your mason jar, and let sit in the refrigerator over night. I did this to let the body butter firm up completely. Depending on how warm your kitchen is (which mine was warm!), it may take a longer or shorter length of time to have your body butter harden up (which is why I didn’t recommend any particular time here)
I really love the way this body butter came out. It works great on my skin. If you have any issues with the oils listed above, or don’t have any on hand, just try experimenting by exchanging that particular oil out with another one of the same measure.
Go ahead and give this recipe a try. If you do, I would love to hear what you think of it. Do you have any suggestions or ideas for essential oil blends? Please comment below and share!
Enjoy your day today!!!
Until next time,