I got to experimenting a couple of years ago, attempting to create my own homemade recipe for body butter. I knew I wanted to use coconut oil but I wanted to use the LEAST amount of ingredients as possible. I went looking online and many of the recipes I saw for body butter (or even just homemade DIY lotion) called for ingredients I did not have on hand and then what if I didn’t like how it turned out? Then I would have a bunch of money sitting in a cabinet in ingredients I might not use again! So, after some research I grabbed our tub of coconut oil, my lavender oil and I also happened to have some organic castor oil on hand. I wanted a literal “butter” consistency so I knew I had to “whip” it up. I honestly had no idea if this was going to turn out so I dropped a couple of cups of coconut oil in my mixer, included a dozen or so drops of lavender oil and started it up. As it whipped the coconut oil I slowly started drizzling in the castor oil and OH. MY. GOSH.
It was like whipped cream made in Heaven! I spread some on my skin and it was SO luxurious! It melted instantly, left no weird residue behind and was surprisingly light and not at all oily feeling! Holy crap guys this is AMAZING!!!
I’ve been using this recipe for two years now and literally cover my body with it after I shave my legs or shower, it leaves my skin incredibly soft and it literally smells good enough to eat!
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- 2 cups of coconut oil
- 10 drops of lavender oil (or any kind of essential oil – or none at all)
- 1-2 tablespoons of castor oil
I literally just put two big spoon fulls of coconut oil in my blender, then add in my essential oil and while it whips on a slow speed I slowly drizzle in the castor oil. The exact measurements will depend on the types of oils you are using (some coconut oils are more solid the others) so just play it by ear, I really think this would be VERY difficult to screw up this recipe (perfect for me!) Just keep drizzling until it starts looking like whipped cream, scrape down the sides and bring it together with a spatula or spoon and whip it some more to be sure it is fully together and that there are no coconut oil chunks left and then store it in a cool dark place with a good lid. This WILL MELT at over 80 degrees but it still works whether it is in solid or liquid form 🙂
My family used to own a golf course and I started mowing there when I was about 14 years old, fast forward ten years and I was still mowing there lol We sold the golf course not too long after that but I learned a lot about my skin in that decade. All summer long I would literally be outside for upwards of fourteen HOURS a day nearly Every. Single. Day. And, at that point, there is only so much sun screen a person can slather on until it just seems silly. (Honestly some of the wind burns I experienced were far more crappy then any sun damage I remember experiencing) I became Pocahontas! I loved my tanned skin and I NEVER once got a sun burn whether I used sun screen or not (of course things have changed considerably now that I’ve been at a desk job for five years lol) my secret was that every day right before bed I would take a really hot shower and SCRUB all of my weather-exposed skin and then heavily treat it with aloe and a variety of moisturizers. Nowadays I am a lot more concerned about what is in my moisturizers and body butters! I am VERY picky about what I am now putting on my body’s largest organ! Now, I use nothing but this organic body butter and I LOVE it.
Honestly, this feels like a treat, like a little sneak of dark chocolate after a long day or a glass of wine when I should be drinking water because I’m on a diet. It is hard to believe something so good for your skin can be so utterly luxurious and wonderful!
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