Rosehip essential oil is perfect for tightening your skin and assisting in a boost of skin cell production in your basal cell layer. This is because it’s stocked with vitamin A. Furthermore, arnica essential oil has been utilized for countless years to assist with muscle relaxation and tired limbs.
- ½ cup Shea butter
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup kokum butter
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 2 tbsp. rosehip essential oil
- 2 tbsp. arnica essential oil
Bring everything into a glass bowl: the Shea butter, the coconut oil, the kokum butter, the avocado oil, the rosehip essential oil, and the arnica essential oil. To the side, bring a pot of water to a simmer. Afterwards, place the glass bowl in the simmering water and allow the oils and butters to melt together slowly. Stir occasionally.
After the oils and butters have mixed, place the glass bowl in the refrigerator and allow it to harden for about three hours. It should begin to look cloudy. After you remove it from the refrigerator, whip it on a high setting for about fifteen minutes. When your body butter begins to look like whipped cream or good-enough-to-eat frosting, you’ve completed it. Store the body butter is sealable containers and place them in a cool, dark, and dry location.
Vegetable glycerin is the anti-bacterial agent in this avocado-rich body butter. It further brings oxygen into your blood and is quite a rejuvenating moisturizer. The anti-itch element comes upon application.
- 2 cups Shea butter
- ½ cup cocoa butter
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
- 2 tsp. gluten-free colloidal oatmeal
Begin by placing the Shea butter in a food processor. Pulse the Shea butter several times. As the processor continues to run, add the avocado oil and the vegetable glycerin.
To the side, place the cocoa butter in a small glass bowl. Allow a pot of water to come to a simmer, and place the cocoa butter glass bowl in the center of the pot, allowing the cocoa butter to melt. After the cocoa butter melts, remove it from the heat.
Add the cocoa butter to the food processor and mix well until everything is perfectly assimilated. Scoop the mixture into a sealable container and store in a clean, dry, and dark location.
For the anti-itch benefits, add 2 teaspoons of gluten-free colloidal oatmeal for each ½ cup of body butter and apply to any itchy area for total rejuvenation. This will soothe your skin and reduce inflammation.
- 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!