We’ve made shaving cream and aftershave for the guys, and today we’ve got a creamy and luxurious body butter that Christina from Plant Therapy whipped up!
Body butter is a thick and creamy alternative to everyday lotion, and with a combination of lotions and oils, it doesn’t just feel good on your skin but actually helps moisturize and protect it as we head into the cold winter months.
Whip up a batch to pamper your friends or to say thank you to a special teacher, but be sure to keep some for yourself as well!
- 1 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup mango butter
- 1/4 cup vanilla infused jojoba
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- up to 144 drops of essential oils
In a small saucepan, combine the first four ingredients and heat over low until melted, stirring often. (If you’re easily distracted in the kitchen — ahem! — combine them in a double boiler instead, as you’ll have less chance of overheating the mixture).
Remove from heat and cool in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, until the edges begin to harden.
Using a hand mixer, whip the mixture until it’s frothy.
Refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
Add the essential oils and whip again until it’s nice and creamy.
Transfer to a jar or container with a tight lid.
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