The only thing more luxurious than a whipped body butter is one that you make yourself. So many body butters on the market of full of animal products and harmful preservatives that are just not necessary. This all natural DIY body butter will not only leave your skin baby soft, but it will also heal existing scars and blemishes and reduce the appearance of them with the help of lavender and frankincense essential oils. Did I mention the scent is heavenly!
Here is what you will need:
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup vitamin E oil
- 10 drops each of lavender oil & frankincense oil
I love the combination of oils in this butter because of their healing and soothing properties, but you can totally use the oils you prefer. Some other oils I like to use in my body butters are vanilla, lemon, orange, and peppermint.
Lavender oil is great for healing cuts and burns and is also anti-bacterial. I use this oil on my children’s cuts and scrapes with a little coconut oil and it works just as great, if not better than Neosporin. I really loved how fast Neosporin got rid of scars, but I always love to find more natural routes.
Frankincense is also anti-bacterial and is great for your skin. It’s used to treat wounds and even stretch marks. I have definitely noticed great improvement in my acne scars since I started using my DIY coconut oil, frankincense oil, and lavender oil face moisturizer.
I also use this same moisturizer for my son who suffers from eczema and while I haven’t found a cause or a cure, it definitely helps keep breakouts under control and heal his current scars. It is the best and most natural solution I have found so far that works!
Here’s how to make it!
Start by melting your butters and coconut oil together in a double boiler.
Once full melted, allow to cool and then add your vitamin E oil.
Next, stir in your essential oils and put your bowl in the fridge to solidify. This will take about an hour. You want the oil to be firm, but not rock solid. A good indicator is being able to press your finger into the butter and leave an indentation. If it’s too hard, just let it sit out for a few minutes.
Lastly, take your stick blender and whip until light and fluffy. You can also do this with a hand mixer or even in your stand mixer.
Store your butter in a glass jar or container and in a cool dry place.