Our skin needs extra help , especially in the winter . But regular lotions have a bunch of ingredients I can’t pronounce nor picture in my head . My skin is my biggest organ and whatever I apply on my skin gets into my blood stream within a minute.
Did you know American women put an average of 168 chemicals on their bodies each day, according to a nonprofit group, but federal regulations on personal care products have barely changed since the 1930’s. There are about 13,000 chemicals used in cosmetics. Only 10% have been evaluated for safety.
So, I am taking a stand and choose to be a gatekeeper over our family.
We have switched and ditched a lot of things (see my article from December !) .
This whipped body butter was extremely easy to make!
Step 1. 1 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 of cup of Shea butter melted together in the double boiler until liquid.
Step 2. Add 1 tablespoon of almond or apricot oil.
Step 3. Cool down the ingredients until almost solid again .
Step 4 . Add essential oils of choice ( I used 3 drops of bergamot, lime , northern lights spruce, Cypress).
Step 5. Whip it with mixer for 10-15 minutes until texture is fluffy and white .
Cool down more . It will get firmer later still .
I am not sure how long this will keep , but it doesn’t seem like it will be too long before my next batch ! We go through a lot of lotions in this house!
Here are some other ideas to try:
- Joy and Orange body butter ( my friend Shealee’s favorite combo!)
- Lavender relaxing body butter
- Coconut lime body butter
- Jade lemon and spearmint for refreshing body butter
I wouldn’t keep this whipped body butter in the hot car 🙂 It got pretty solid in the fridge , so I think room temps are just fine!
Enjoy healthy , glowing you!
Much love ,