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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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Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Itch Body Butter with Vegetable Glycerin

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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Shea butter
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
  • 2 tsp. gluten-free colloidal oatmeal

Directions:

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.

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Christmas Eve Peppermint Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

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Dry Skin Relief Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp. raw cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. beeswax, grated
  • 2 tbsp. almond oil

Directions:

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.