3 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter - luscious, rich and decadent. For many years, store bought synthetic lotions did not give a feeling of deeply moisturised skin softness. After discovering what I thought were natural ingredients on products labeled as 'natural products', weren't actually, the decision was made to look into making my own.
I came across this post by Holistic Squid, took one look at this whipped body butter to become completely inspired by the heavenly creamy luscious appearance, then by the closest to nature, highly emollient ingredients. Ahh! pure and delightful food for my skin - this makes honest sense!
Shea Nut Butter helps to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and skin discolourations. Can offer some protection against damage from UV rays.
The Shea Nut Butter used in this recipe is 'unrefined' i.e. RAW. It's way superior to a refined, bleached, cleaned version which is white in appearance, and is virtually odourless. Unrefined Shea nut butter has a distinctive colour and earthy aroma, rich in antioxidants, vitamin A & E and nutritive content that is in tact - a highly sort after ingredient for natural skin-care today.
Obtaining the right blend of solid and liquid oils, to make a consistency that can be whipped, is key to getting the whipped cream appearance.
Take a few moments or half an hour of uninterrupted time, give your body the nourishment it craves. Use as a dry heel treatment, toenail and fingernail moisturiser, also the slightest bit as a make-up remover. This is my multi-purpose skin nourisher, of which I've never looked back since regularly using this home-made body butter! You'll love this!
Check your body products at The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database.
1 cup unrefined organic Shea Nut Butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup jojoba or other liquid oil (almond or mild olive oils would work well too)
few drops of your choice of doTERRA pure essential oils - I use a mix of a few, either of Geranium, Lavender, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Wild Orange or Vetiver.
This body butter will remain whipped at moderate temperatures. If your home environment is warmer, you may want to store your body butter in the fridge. If you forget and your body butter melts again, simple re-chill and re-whip.