This is my first .. well second blog actually. And this is happen to be my first ever DIY tutorial for body butter.
I found an easy recipe for body butter from this link :
It looks easy enuff. So I decided to give it a go. Since I don’t have all the ingredients so I make “some” substitution. I doubled the amount of the shea butter because I was not too fond with the cocoa butter I bought and this butter was intended for my kids so I omit the cocoa butter and replaced it with shea butter instead. Also you might be wondering why my coconut oil is in liquid form, it’s because I live in a tropical country where the room temperature is around 30 Celsius. And I also change the olive oil to sweet almond oil, because .. well that’s the one I have.
OK, so here we go :
1/2 cup of shea butter ( I used unrefined one)
1/4 cup of VCO (virgin coconut oil)
1/4 cup of sweet almond oil
And that’s it 🙂
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and melt them with bain marie technique (check this link for explanation). Be careful not to let any water taint the oil.
When all of the ingredients melt (well actually it’s only the shea butter that melts, all other oils are already liquid) cool it off. When it’s cool, I put it in the refrigerator to make the oil in a solid form. I’m not sure how long it took, but give it a couple hours will do, I think.
I was too excited and just can’t wait to whip this baby, so I forgot to take a picture. Anyway, here’s the result after I whip with a hand mixer in a low speed :
Looks fluffy and yummy right? I thought with the shea butter it won’t melt so easy, well, I was wrong. This fluffy thing turned to liquid in minutes 😦 *sigh … So I have to refrigerate this butter all the time. Ah well …
The result of this butter is very oily. It doesn’t absorb quickly and I think it’s a good massage oil instead of butter :p . But it does moisturize your skin and I like to use it when I’m @ the office.
Horay! I’m finished! My 1st tutorial! 🙂
UPDATE : After refrigerating, I let it in my room temperature after use. And …. it doesn’t melt! Yay! Its texture now is like a very soft balm with airy feeling of foam when you scoop it. Wonderful! 🙂