So, I thought I’d share something I make and use all the time,natural, easy-to-make body butter bars- I love to make my own body products whenever I can, to avoid any pesky ingredients and addatives. Plus it’s economical – and fun too! Win-win.
Cocoa butter and coconut oil are frequently used in body butters and body lotions and are great for keeping your skin soft and lovely, to help prevent strechmarks and are also high in antioxidants. I also like to add some Vitamin E oil to add to those benefits.
Let’s get started.
- 50 grams Cocoa Butter
- 2 tbs Coconut Oil
- 1/3 ts Vitamin E Oil (Optional)
- Aprox 10 drops of Essential Oils of choice (Optional)
- A boiling pot
- A glass bowl
- A shape for your body butter (paper muffin shapes works great, for example)
This will make 1 – 2 body bars (depending on the size of your shapes).
Ok, so start by putting the cocoa butter and coconut oil in your glass bowl. Fill some water in the boiling-pot and put the glass bowl with the ingredients over it (the water should not be touching the glass bowl). Then heat the cocoa butter and coconut oil on the stove until it’s completely melted.
When it’s completely melted take the bowl off the heat and now you can add your Vitamin E oil and Essential oils of choice. You can skip this step and the body bars will still be great. I like to add essential oils for scent, I personally love peppermint and lavender, but you can use any scents you like. Remember to mix well.
Then pour the mixture into your shape and put in the fridge. It will take a couple of hours for it to solidify, a bit shorter if you put it in the freezer.
And voilá! You have your very own, natural, homemade body butter bars! 😀 I like to store mine in a little container in the bathroom, perfect for after you’ve had a shower or a bath. It will melt as you glide it onto your skin and you just rub it in and you’ll be left with lovely, soft skin. It’s really nice if you have really dry skin, or in the winter, but its good to use all year round.
If you live in a very warm climate I should add that they might need to be kept in the fridge so that they don’t melt.
I hope you love it too! 😀