All-natural or organic personal products can sometimes be a little pricey. I have been making a few of my own cleaning and personal products to help with the budget. I also decided it saves money as well as the plastic containers that I am tossing after they are empty. I do recycle them but that is a whole topic in itself as to how our system is broken. This time, I made a homemade body buttercream. I made this with a few simple ingredients and my favorite essential oils, and I love how it makes my skin feel after I use it.
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Coconut Oil: coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally.
Raw Shea Butter: Organic, unrefined shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A and E, cinnamates, and fatty acids. These bio-actives are responsible for the many skin care benefits: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and restore elasticity.
Lavender Essential oil: Soothes skin irritations.
Melaleuca Essential Oil: Renowned for its rejuvenating and cleansing effect on the skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Promotes healthy respiratory and clear breathing. Smells great when used for topical creams.
Not all essential oils are created equal. Please do your research before using most brands. You can read here why I chose doTerra essential oils for my family.
I used a wide-mouth mason jar to make it easier to reach the bottom of the jar as the body buttercream depleted.
- 1/2 cup cocoanut oil
- 1/2 cup raw shea butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops melaleuca essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
In a double boiler, add in the coconut oil and shea butter.
Stir until completely melted.
Stir in the olive oil.
Place in the refrigerator until liquid becomes solid.
Whip oil with a stand or hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the essential oils.
Store in an air-tight container.
You can also use this body butter cream as a shave cream. Please use caution when using this in your shower. It can cause the tub to become slippery. Use only a small amount for each leg and consider using a shower mat. I have used this as a shave cream on a few different times. It does slightly clog your razor blade, so make sure you tap the blade against a solid surface to remove the buildup. It does make your legs feel very smooth and silky after each use.
Add some burlap and ribbon and this makes a great gift for a friend’s birthday or Mother’s day.
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