As the focus for this month is natural skincare, I thought I should try and make my own body butter and see how I got on! This was a super easy recipe and method and I would really recommend giving it a go!
You’ll see my ingredients above! The coconut oil is from Tesco and is what I use to cook with. The shea butter I was gifted a while ago, the orange essential oil I had already and I bought the cocoa butter and almond oil from Buy Wholefoods Online. We actually used the cocoa butter to make some homemade chocolate too, which was delicious!
I only wanted to make a small batch at first, to make sure I liked it but here is the recipe I used:
1/8 cup cocoa butter
1/8 cup shea butter
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup almond oil
5-6 drops essential oil (I used orange).
N.B. I have since found out you need to be careful with safe amount of essential oils in products as each is different so I will do some extra research before I make more!
You can easily double this recipe and I definitely will next time.
In terms of a method: You simply add all the ingredients, except the essential oil into a bowl and gently melt together. Let it cool to almost set, add the essential oil and then whisk!
There are many different recipes and methods online, just have a search, but this one was so straight forward. And it smells like chocolate orange! 🍊🍫 Heaven!
Have you had a go at making your own skin care products? If you have a great recipe, please share in the comments below.