Homemade Body Butter

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Homemade Body Butter

Have you ever flipped over your favorite bottle of lotion and checked the ingredients? Dibutyl Phthalate, propylene glycol, butylated hydroxyanisole, Quarternium-15, 1.4-dioxane, cyclo tetrasiloxane, tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl acetate…

Wait… WHAT? Did you know it takes only 26 seconds for those to absorb into your bloodstream and then every organ of your body? Yuck!!! No thanks!!

That is why I’m sharing this homemade body butter. It is SO easy. And better yet, this homemade body butter is the perfect base for your favorite essential oil combinations.

Here are some of Claire VanBemmelen’s (a fellow oiler) favorite combinations:

Skin Soothing:

  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 8 drops Myrrh essential oil

Forever Young:

  • 8 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 8 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 8 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 8 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Fat Zapper: 

  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops Bergamot essential oil

Directions:

What You Need:

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid shea (cocoa) butter
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax

You can also substitute coconut oil with shea butter (for example, 1 1/4 cups shea butter and 3/4 cup coconut oil).  In all honesty, you can’t really mess this recipe up!

Instructions:

  1. Melt everything down in a double boiler
  2. Pour into a glass bowl
  3. Place in fridge until the mixture solidifies
  4. Whip combined solid ingredients in a mixer on high until it looks like icing
  5. Add your favorite essential oils!

Check out this quick How-To DIY video created by Young Living to see the process.

 

Marie Knapp~

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Credit to: 
Claire VanBemmelen
 Featured photo from theleancleaneatingmachine.com

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