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Beauty Recipes

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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Body Butter with Peppermint and Tallow Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup tallow
  • 1 cup Shea butter
  • ½ cup jojoba oil
  • 2 tsp. vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp. peppermint essential oil

Directions:

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.

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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.