whipped body butter

This body butter is to blame for my love of oils.  After months and months and months of skin issues with my little we were on the verge of getting prescription steroid lotions and I decided I’d make the time to make body butter at home using my Young Living Oils.  It was my last shot and I didn’t think it would help, but what did I have to lose?

So off to researching a million recipes for homemade whipped body butters online.  I love me some Wellness Mama and The Prairie Homestead but I ended up making a mix of things I found online.

And guys…it. is. magic.  At least for us it has been such a magical transformation!!  I love this stuff so much and it really is easy to make.  The hard part is making myself actually do it, but really it takes maybe 5-10 minutes of active time.  If you are experiencing the need for some moisture in your skin due to whatever, I really recommend it!

Kick the junky petroleum based crap out of your house and give this a try!  You have nothing to lose and a healthy body butter to gain!  Covering your skin, your largest organ with the junk that is on the shelves is no good, take control of where your dollars are going and add some goodness while also hopefully finding a fix!

Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients:

1/2 c. Shea Butter
1/4 c. Cocoa Butter
1/4 c. Coconut Oil
1/8-1/4 c. Grapeseed Oil
1/8 c. Beeswax Pellets

Essential Oils I like for my kiddos:

2-4 drops Tea Tree
2-4 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Roman Chamomile

Note: The grapeseed oil can be replaced with any liquid oil of your choosing (almond, jojoba).  The beeswax pellets will make the body butter less greasy feeling.

To melt the ingredients you can use a double broiler or just grab a mason jar and put it in a pot of water, no need to go buy lots of new stuff!

  1. Over low heat melt beeswax pellets first.
  2. Once those are melted add shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil.
  3. Once everything is melted and stirred together, let it cool.
  4. Once cool, add essential oils stir it up and put it in a mixing bowl and then in the fridge to set.
  5. Once it has cooled completely, whip it up with a mixer!  That’s it!

img_0915Go and research what the different essential oils are good for and pick and choose your preferences.  I don’t use a lot of drops because my body butter is for my littles and a little goes a long way with amazing Young Living Oils.  And please, don’t put junky oils in your amazing body butter, you’ve done all that work, get the health benefits you’re seeking by using actual quality stuff!

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You can use all sorts of essential oils too!  If you want a post workout or cooling lotion use some peppermint or panaway.  If you want sleepy time lotion lavender and cedarwood are awesome options.  Seriously the combos are endless!

If you are interested in getting into essential oils, hit me up!  It can be overwhelming but it is so worth it and I’d love to hold your hand through it.  There’s a contact link up above to send me a message.

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