As winter approaches skin needs more care.  According to Janice Cox, “cheeks, arms, and legs have almost no sebaceous oil glands and are therefore drier in winter months”.  My skin in particular is dry so I decided over the weekend to make a body butter.  Body butter are much thicker and moisturize better.     

Below is how you can make your own body butter.     


2 oz     Shea Butter     

2 oz     Cocoa Butter     

2 oz     Jojoba Oil     

1. Melt the oils with a double boiler method.     

Oils Melting


 2.  Whip the oils until they cool down a bit.  Now you can add whatever essential oils you would like.  I used Lavender, Neroli & Frankincense.     

Whipping Oils


 3. Refrigerate for a couple of minutes and whip some more!     

More Whipping


4. Refrigerate again and whip again.     


Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl for any oil stuck at the bottom.  Once you are all finished, you will have a nice and smooth butter.  Be aware that if the temperature is on the cold side you will have a hard body butter.  If the temperature is on the warm side the texture will be softer.     

Finished Body Butter

The body butter should be applied to damp skin.  It will melt into your skin as soon as it gets in contact with it.  If you want a more chocolate smell change the recipe to have a higher cocoa butter consentration than shea butter.     

Keep yourselves beautiful



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