Calming Body Butter with Orange and Apricot

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Shea butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup apricot kernel oil
  • 1 tsp. vitamin E
  • 4-5 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Directions:

Bring the Shea butter and the cocoa butter together in a glass bowl. To the side, allow a pot of water to come to a simmer on low heat. After it begins to simmer, place the glass bowl full of butters in the hot water and allow the butters to melt. Stir occasionally.

Next, remove the glass bowl from the hot water and pour in the apricot oil. Stir well. Immediately afterwards, place the glass bowl in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. The top of the mixture will become a bit cloudy.

When you remove the mixture from the refrigerator, add the vitamin E and the 4-5 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil. Utilizing a hand mixer, whip the mixture until firm peaks begin to form. The mixture should appear whipped cream-like. Afterwards, place the body butter in a sealable container and store it in a cool, dry location.

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