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:
Picture
Now, it's time to mix, mix, mix (or, more accurately, whisk, whisk, whisk) all of the ingredients!
Picture
Next, pour your amazing smelling mixture into a small container (I used a glass spice jar, but I think that anything would work).  
Picture
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)!
Picture
Continue the freeze and whisk method about three more times or until it looks like this while you're trying to whisk it:
Picture
And then like this when you finally give up on whisking as it gets really messy:
Picture
Let's clean that jar up!
Picture
The final step is to give the butter a name and (most importantly) fancy it up with some decoration!
Picture
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!
 


Comments

No, I've never made body butter before; but after reading this, I really want too! It is such a great gift -- and it comes from the heart. :) Do you know if there is something I could use in place of the goat milk powder?

Reply
Alexandra
01/12/2011 02:40

Kathleen,

Hmmm.... maybe soymilk powder? Or you might just be able to leave it out and add a little corn starch?

Reply
06/08/2016 22:59

Butter is very best for grooming your health. Milk is the better for becoming the strong of bones. It is also an amazing way of retaining more of the existing staff. By the way it will come in handy in building long-term health and performance of any business.

Reply

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android smartphone. Exp. announcement 2017, March ... Unofficial preliminary specifications. Also known as Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ...

Reply
04/09/2017 05:11

I also received a body butter from a friend last Christmas! To be honest, it also got my curiosity how to make one. That's why I am so happy to find your website. This article solves all the answer that I have regarding on how to make a body butter! Just like what you've said, it's a perfect present for everyone. I was so happy when I received one.I am sure my friends would feel the same feeling if they received this thing from me too!

Reply



Leave a Reply