Everyone wants to feel smooth, silky and have the most moisture-infused skin. Body butters do just that. Where creams and lotions don’t reach past the first dermal layer, body butters can penetrate deeper into the cellular structure to truly impart moisture and provide relief. And you only need a bit!
Vanilla Lavender Body Butter
You will need:
1 cup cocoa butter (raw or refined-raw has a different smell that I actually prefer but lightly toasted or refined has a more “chocolately” aroma that many people prefer).
1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
15 drops pure lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon pure gluten-free vanilla extract
In a double boiler (or use a large bowl or pot filled with very hot water) place the cocoa butter and allow it to melt.
Add coconut oil and allow it to melt.
Add lavender essential oil and vanilla extract
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until it has an opaque appearance.
Pour into stand mixer and mix until fluffy.
Return to the refrigerator to set for another 15 minutes.
Spoon into containers with a lid.
*Depending on the type of cocoa butter and coconut oil used, this should not melt at room temperature. If are concerned about melting, keep refrigerated. I live in a very hot climate and do not have to refrigerate mine and it keeps its whipped texture. If it does melt, whip it again in the stand mixer.