My skin gets really dry – maybe it’s because I live out west or maybe I am just prone to dry skin. My favorite solution? Body butter. For years I’ve been buying it at high-end beauty stores and it can be a pretty penny.
I decided to try an “at-home” version (which I was leery about because I’m extremely picky as to what I put on my skin) and after some trial and error came up with this coconut oil recipe that works wonders! It’s not thick, and I love how airy and soft.
You can spice it up with your favorite scent and they make wonderful gifts for friends and family! Oh and get this…only 3 ingredients. Yep!
1 cup of organic coconut oil
I’ve only used the Nutiva brand, but I’m sure you’ll have success if you use a high-quality, organic brand. Make sure it smells like coconut when you remove the lid. The cheaper versions tend to have no scent.
1 cup of shea butter (organic)
I used white organic shea butter. NOTE: Sometimes it might look like an ivory color, but when you buy this organic and unfiltered that is a natural result – no worries!
one capful of desired essential oil
I like to add one capful of oil because I enjoy a light scent, however, if you like a stronger smell add two capfuls instead of one.
The best thing is you can use your favorite scent.
NOTE: change up the scent for holidays like using peppermint for Christmas or lavender for Mother’s Day, etc.
- put the oil and the butter into a medium saucepan (it will be in solid form)
- Stir until completely melted together.
- Place in a bowl and refrigerate for three hours or until it comes to a soft, solid consistency.
- With your mixer, whip in your essential oil until you get a whipped cream consistency.
- Place in a cute container or jar.
They make wonderful gifts, too!!