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DIY Coconut oil body butter

Susarithas

Body butter is so rich, creamy and fluffy. I have never used body butter before because i thought it would be so oily and greasy on skin.

I first made the body butter when I did not have any preservative left for making the lotion. As you know, I make all the lotion for my family myself.

I have used high percentage of coconut oil in this recipe along with some shea butter.

Both oils have amazing moisturizing benefits to the skin and naturally the both have UV protection for your skin. It keeps your skin moisturized and hydrated all day long.

I also added sweet almond oil as a carrier oil but you are free to choose any liquid oil.

I have a very dry skin and at the same time, I do not want my skin to be greasy. And hence I added some arrowroot powder to absorb excess oil from the skin.

A little goes a long way it just melts on your skin right away and your skin quickly absorbs it.

Normally I use only natural preservative like “optiphen plus” because it is paraben and formaldehyde free. But this is one is made with 100% natural ingredients and it is also organic.

How to store the body butter

Body butter stay good only for 5 – 6 months as we do not add any preservative. So keep it clean and away from water.

So while using the body butter, just use a wooden spoon or keep your hands clean when touching it. Because the chances of getting a mold or fungus in the body butter are very high.

It can be stored at room temperature if you are in a place where it is below 70F.

If you are in a hot and humid area, store it in the fridge because the oils will melt quickly.

Ingredients/materials needed for this recipe

Description of the ingredients used

Coconut oil:

The fatty acids in the oil has a lot of anti-inflammatory properties and hence it clears acne and any other skin problems. It keeps your skin nourishes and hydrated by clearing out the breakouts

Shea butter:

Shea butter is rich in Vitamin E and its smooth textures clears any breakout and scars on your skin. It also evens your skin tone.

Almond Oil:

It keeps your skin healthy and protects your skin from UV radiation. It keeps your skin smooth, soft, hydrated and moisturized all day long.

Arrowroot powder:

It absorbs excess oil from your skin and keeps your skin soft and silky.

Vitamin E oil:

It protects your skin from sun damage and also acts as a natural preservative in this product.

Method

  • Clean the glass beaker using isopropyl alcohol
  • Add the coconut oil and shea butter to the beaker
  • Place the beaker in a pot of boiling water and let the oils melt.
  • Once the oils are melted, put it in the fridge for an hour.
  • Now, add the sweet almond oil with arrowroot powder and mix well using a clean spoon.
  • Add the vitamin E oil and essential oil to it. Set aside
  • After 1 hr, remove the melted oils from the fridge and scrape out the edges of the beaker using a clean spoon.
  • Now add the liquid oils mixture to the beaker.
  • Using a hand mixer, blend all the ingredients together until you see a whipped butter consistency.
  • Once it is done, clean the glass jar using isopropyl alcohol and transfer the contents to it.
  • Enjoy the smooth, rich and luxury body butter.

Note:

  • If the room temperature is above 75F, it is better to store the body butter in the fridge because the oils will melt at warm temperature.
  • A little goes a long way, so if you use it too much, you may feel greasy.

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