Body Butter is one of those things every person in the house can enjoy. Women feel soft and know their skin is being taken care of. Your man will love the way you feel along with the pleasing scent of peppermint that you now smell like.
Your children also will have healthy and amazing skin. I rub it on my little girl right out of the shower and the older one does it all her own. My youngest says she likes to smell like Christmas:).
On that note, roll up your sleeves set aside 30 min. and get to work making this amazing body butter.
- 1 cup shea butter, grated.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil.
- 1/2 cup jojoba, almond or olive oil.
- 1-2 tsp peppermint oil.
- 2 Tbl pure cocoa powder.
- 2 tsp vitamin E.
Other items needed:
- Double boiler or pot with an inch of water on the bottom and another pot sitting on top.
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Beaters or blender of choice.
- Ice or Fridge
Here are pictures of the ingredients to start you off.
To begin use your double broiler and melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Do not let boil, stir while melting.
When it’s melted remove from heat. Measure 2 Tbls of cocoa powder into a small bowl, add almond, jojoba or olive oil (I used almond) to the cocoa powder and stir.
Now add mixture to the shea butter and coconut oil, stir and chill in a large bowl of ice or put in the fridge until slightly hard. About 10 min.
Once mixture has cooled, remove from the fridge and Add peppermint and vitamin E. If you are using the ice bath as I did above just leave mixture in it until next step.
Now remove mixture from the ice bath and whip on medium/high until stiff peaks form.
Here you see the body butter is finished.
Now you may put the body butter in whatever container you wish using your spatula. I used little jelly jars, so I could give them away as gifts. Store in a cool place. I keep one in the bathroom to use after showering. Just make sure it is in a drawer, cupboard or under the sink.
YOU DID IT! Now go enjoy this tremendous body butter and feel good about the softness it will bring to your skin. Added bonus you will have a little glow from the cocoa powder;).
For another wonderful tutorial visit: How to make Homemade Sunscreen