Deep Skin Moisturizer

Shea or Cocoa butter. You’ve probably heard of them. Incredibly rich, thick substances, a tiny bit goes a long way! In its natural state, cocoa butter’s hard substance smells heavenly (like a cocoa-vanilla combination), while shea butter soft goodness (in many people’s mind) stinks.

Oh, it doesn’t really, its just a natural, earthy odor. For this reason, many shea butters on the market are refined and have perfumed additives to mask the smell.

I recommend raw, real deal shea. The entire purpose behind making your own skin care at home is to get away from those chemical additives. Cocoa butter doesn’t need much help. It just is amazing!

Here is a variation of a very common whipped body butter found all over the web today. Whipping helps with application to the skin, making the end product ‘less thick.’ Here they are, both shea and cocoa recipes!

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Deep Skin Moisturizer (Cocoa)

  • 1 C cocoa butter
  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 3/4 C liquid oil

 

Deep Skin Moisturizer (Shea)

  • 1 C shea butter
  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 3/4 C liquid oil
  • optional: essential oils

 

Directions for both: melt butter coconut oil. Let cool in fridge or freezer until edges of oil begin hardening up. Remove from cool place and whip with a hand mixer. Once fluffing begins, slowly add liquid oils. When light and fluffy, stop mixing and place in lotion containers. Store in a cool place or fluffed oils will melt. Never fear! If they do, simply re-whip them and re-container.