I really wanted to post this before Christmas because I thought body butter would make an excellent Christmas gift. But for that very reason (I made this for my mom), I couldn't take the chance that she would read this and discover what one of her presents would be (that wouldn't be any fun!). It can still make an excellent gift, though! Perhaps there's a birthday coming up soon or maybe you need a gift idea for Valentine's. Of course, you could just make some and keep it for yourself - I think I'll be doing this soon! Anyway, on to the butter (body butter, that is)!
I tried use ingredients that are pretty easy to find (when I looked at recipes online, they called for cocoa butter and beeswax, so I decided to create my own recipe with ingredients I already had). Should you decide to embark on the adventure of body butter makin', you will need the following ingredients:
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons goat milk powder
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1/4 teaspoon pure lemon oil
The first step is always the same, gather your ingredients:
Now, it's time to mix, mix, mix (or, more accurately, whisk, whisk, whisk) all of the ingredients!
Next, pour your amazing smelling mixture into a small container (I used a glass spice jar, but I think that anything would work).
Now comes the more time consuming part. Place your filled jar into the freezer for about three minutes and then take it back out. It's time to whisk, whisk, whisk, once again (you'll get your exercise in if nothing else)!
Continue the freeze and whisk method about three more times or until it looks like this while you're trying to whisk it:
And then like this when you finally give up on whisking as it gets really messy:
Let's clean that jar up!
The final step is to give the butter a name and (most importantly) fancy it up with some decoration!
The body butter makes an excellent gift for someone you know or yourself. :) And, it really does smell out of this world! Oh yeah, it's moisturizing too!
The daily question: Have you ever made body butter before?
You just saw my only experience!