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Homemade Body Butter

Whether you are massaging post surgical scars, or just trying to use more pure skin care products, here’s the recipe for my favorite moisturizer. It takes a little time to prepare, yet it is well worth it! I call it “Bloom Butter”.

Since my BRCA2 genetic mutation news, I have really upped my game in altering what I put into, onto and around my body. Cleaning up my diet and changing many of my products, allows me to feel some control over my health. Included are links to the actual products that I use, just in case you’re interested in those.

Ingredients:

1 cup Shea butter Leomael Naturals Shea Butter Unrefined Raw African Organic Pure Ivory

1 cup coconut oil Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 Ounce, Packaging May Vary

about 20-30 drops of essential oils

Use equal parts Shea butter & coconut oil–I use 1 cup of each to make enough for a family of 4
1. Starting with Shea butter, melt in a double boiler together–I use a heat-safe bowl over a pot
2. Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate until cloudy
3. Add essential oil (EO) drops–frankincense & rose are my absolute favorites.
This is similar to my rose EO, which isn’t available online. It’s very costly, yet so worth the health benefits. Plant Therapy Rose Absolute Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 5 mL (1/6 Ounce).

This one is similar to my frankincense: Plant Therapy USDA Certified Organic Frankincense Frereana Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml (1/3 oz).

Note: I buy my EOs at my local health food store, because them I am assured of their purity.

4. Whip until creamy, but be sure not to over whip, which keeps it too greasy.

5. Store in shorter glass jars–salsa ones work great, although my girls store their moisturizer in baby food jars.

This moisturizer is oily, so I recommend using a small amount and massaging into skin thoroughly. I have combination oily and dry skin and this works for both. My skin has never looked or felt so groovy!

Note: A friend found that it broke out the skin on her face, so I suggest testing it on arms or legs first.

If you would like to diffuse your oils, you can purchase a diffuser at almost any home goods store.

What is your favorite homemade product recipe?