Ever since my daughter was diagnosed with cancer as a young adult, I have wondered about the safety of not only the chemicals that I put in my body but on it too. I’m always looking for natural products to replace those with artificial preservatives.
I was so excited to try the Fractionated Coconut Oil by La Vida Essentials. It’s 100% pure therapeutic grade which makes me feel good about using it on my skin. Just by itself, it is a great moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t stain my clothing. However, I was excited to try some of the recipes for bath and beauty products that came with my purchase and decided to share my step by step first time ever attempt at making body butter. The body butter ended up being nourishing to my skin but a little to greasy for my face.
Calming Lavender Whipped Body Butter
1/2 cup coca butter
1/2 cu shea butter
1/2 cup La Vida Essentials fractionated coconut oil
30 dros lavender essential oil (I used lemon)
Combine all indredients, except the essential oils, and place in a glass container
Set the container in a saucepan with approximately 1 inch of boiling water. Stir for approximately 15 minutes (until ingredients are fully melted and combined), removed from heat and let rest 10 minutes. Add essential oils and str, then let cool in the refrigerator about 2-3 hours).
When the lotion is chilled, use an electric mixer to whip it for 4 minutes (until fluffy). I know it looks good enough to eat but don’t. Instead, place in a small container (I used small canning jars) and use as a very moisturizing, all natural skin product.
Note: I used 35 drops of lemon oil and wished I had used 40. This is very easy to make right the first time.
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