- 1 cup Shea oil
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 3 tsp. corn starch
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
Begin by placing the Shea butter in a glass bowl and then placing the glass bowl in an already simmering pot of water. Allow the Shea butter to melt slowly in the glass bowl, stirring occasionally. Note: you can also utilize a double boiler for this step.
After the Shea butter has melted, remove the glass bowl from heat and stir in the essential oils, the avocado oil, and the cornstarch. Mix well. Immediately afterwards, place the glass bowl in a prepared, larger bowl of ice water. While the glass bowl remains in the ice water, utilize your hand mixer to whip the mixture. As the mixture begins to cool, stiff peaks will begin to form. When the mixture looks like whipped cream, removed the glass bowl from the ice. Place the mixture carefully into sterilized containers or jars. Enjoy!
This body butter is extra-special because it contains frankincense, one of the most ancient and world-renowned elements. Two thousand years ago, it was traded at the same price as gold. Frankincense not only boosts your skin tone and reduces aging; it further works as an immune stimulant and is known to contain cancer-fighting elements. Because your skin imbibes everything you put on top of it, smothering yourself with a bit of frankincense every now and then may be the ticket to true health.
¼ cup coconut oil
¾ cup tallow
10 drops lavender essentials
5 drops Frankincense essential oils
Place your tallow and coconut oil together in a glass bowl and place the glass bowl in an already-simmering pot of water. Allow the tallow and coconut oil to melt together slowly, stirring occasionally. Note: of course, you can utilize a double boiler for the same effect. Afterwards, remove the glass bowl from the water and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the mixture to cool for three-four hours. It should be nearly solid.
Next, use a stand mixer or a hand mixer and form peaks in the body butter. When the body butter begins to look whipped and creamy, store the body butter in a sealable container and store it in a cool, dark place.
- 1 cup tallow
- ½ tsp. jasmine essential oil
- 2 tbsp. sweet almond oil
Begin by warming your tallow over a low heat setting in a pot. Allow it to melt very slowly into a liquid.
Take the tallow off the heat and gently stir in the sweet almond oil and the jasmine essential oil. Next, place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow the tallow mixture to turn back into a solid.
Remove the solid tallow mixture from the refrigerator and utilize a hand mixer or a stand mixer to formulate peaks. The body butter should be soft and almost like butter cream icing.
Next, carefully store the prepared body butter in a sealable container and store it in a dark, dry location.
- ½ cup tallow
- 1 cup Shea butter
- ½ cup jojoba oil
- 2 tsp. vitamin E oil
- 1 tsp. peppermint essential oil
Begin by placing your Shea butter and tallow in a glass container. Position the glass container in a medium saucepan of simmering water and allow it to heat on medium until they are melted together. Note: you can also utilize a double boiler for this process.
Remove the Shea butter and tallow from the heat and stir in the jojoba oil. Next, prepare a bucket of ice and water and allow the glass bowl to sit in the ice for five minutes. Pour in the vitamin E oil and the peppermint oil and stir. Allow the body butter to remain on ice water until entirely chilled—another half an hour.
Next, remove the glass bowl from the ice bucket and utilize a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip the mixture. Stiff peaks should begin to form.
Carefully scoop your prepared body butter into an airtight container and store in a dark location. Because it contains vitamin E, this butter should last about a year.
- 1 ½ cups coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. grapefruit zest
- 3 tbsp. honey
Begin by heating your coconut oil in a double boiler situation. Place the coconut oil in a glass bowl and place that glass bowl in an already simmering pot of water. Stir the coconut oil occasionally. After about ten minutes, remove the coconut oil and place the honey and grapefruit zest in the mixture. Stir, and immediately allow the glass bowl mixture to rest in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.
Afterwards, whip the body butter with a hand mixer until soft peaks begin to form. It should look a bit like whipped cream. Store the body butter in a dry, sterilized container.
Note: this recipe’s shelf life is a bit shorter than average due to its grapefruit zest.
- ½ cup cocoa butter
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup Shea butter
- 1 tsp. vitamin E oil
- ½ cup sweet almond oil
- 2-4 drops of peppermint essential oils
Bring the cocoa butter, the coconut oil, and the Shea butter together in a medium-sized pot. Place the pot over low heat and stir slowly. Allow the mixture to assimilate and melt completely. Afterwards, remove it from heat.
Next, add your sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and 2-4 drops of peppermint essential oils. Remember: each drop is strong, but you can enhance the smell as much as you like!
Stir the mixture well and allow it to chill in your refrigerator for two hours. The mixture should begin to firm.
Afterwards, take the mixture out of the refrigerator and utilize a stand mixer or hand mixer. Mix until the “batter” is whipped-looking, like whipped cream.
Place the newly-prepared whipped body butter in a glass, sealable jar or container and store it in a cool, dry location. If you’ve utilized all the incredible, organic ingredients listed above, your body butter should last up to twelve months for long-lasting, luxurious effects.
With the help of this recipe, you may be able to make an equivalent of the commercially sold coconut oil body butter by Kalinka here.
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 ½ tbsp. raw cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. beeswax, grated
- 2 tbsp. almond oil
Begin by bringing the cocoa butter, the coconut oil, and the grated beeswax together into a glass bowl. To the side, allow a pot of water to begin to simmer over low heat. Place the glass bowl into the simmering water and allow the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to assimilate together as the cocoa butter and the beeswax melt. Afterwards, remove the glass jar from the pot. Stir in the almond oil and the sesame oil.
Place the prepared mixture in the refrigerator for about two hours. The mixture should begin to look cloudy. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and begin to whip it with a hand mixer. After about ten minutes, peaks will begin to form and your body butter will begin to look like whipped cream.
Dollop your body butter in a sterilized glass container with a lid and place it in a dry, dark location. Enjoy your antioxidant-rich body butter—especially wonderful for dry, chapped skin in the middle of winter.
- ½ cup Shea butter
- 1/3 cup jojoba oil
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp. beeswax
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 10 drops coconut essential oils
- 15 drops natural pineapple essential oils
Begin by bringing the Shea butter, coconut oil, honey, and beeswax together in a glass bowl. To the side, bring a pot of water to a slow simmer on low heat. Place the glass bowl in the simmering water and allow the butter, oil, honey, and beeswax to melt together. Note: you can also utilize a double boiler in this instance. Once it’s melted and well assimilated, remove the glass bowl from the heat. Next, add the jojoba oil and stir well. Add the essential oil drops immediately after and mix.
Next, place the glass bowl in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. The mixture should begin to harden. Then, remove the mixture from the refrigerator and mix it with a hand mixer for about ten minutes. Soft peaks should begin to form, and the mixture should resemble whipped cream. Don’t eat it! Dollop the body butter into a sterilized, sealable container, and store it in a clean, dark location.