If you haven’t tried using body butter yet, I highly recommend it. Body butter is a skin moisturizer that typically contains cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil or another vegetable-based oil. Body butter is thicker than lotions or creams and typically do not contain water.
I like to use body butter in the evening before I go to bed, since it stays on longer. Remember to apply the body butter when your skin is damp, since it contains no water. Do not use body body on your face, since it can clog pores.
This easy to make vanilla body butter smells amazing and makes a great gift. Remember to store in the fridge if your home is warmer than 75 degrees.
Body Butter Ingredients
- 3/4 cup cocoa butter
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin e oil
- 10 drops therapeutic grade vanilla essential oil
Measure and combine your cocoa butter and your coconut oil in a large glass measuring bowl.
Heat mixture in the microwave until melted. This should take about 90 seconds depending on the power level of your microwave.
If you do not have a microwave, you can melt in a small saucepan slowly over low heat.
Stir in your vitamin e oil and essential oil.
Place liquid body butter mixture in the fridge until it forms into a solid.
Use a hand mixer to whip your body butter for several minutes and place in an airtight container.