Body Butter

Along with clean eating habits, I’ve been working on exploring natural products. I read a book by Jillian Michael’s called “Master Your Metabolism” (she also suffers from hypothyroidism, but doesn’t state whether or not she has Hashimoto’s), where she makes a pretty compelling case for cutting out environmental toxins in your environment. After reading some of the ingredient lists on some of my more heavily used products, I decided if I wouldn’t eat things I can’t pronounce, then why would I slather on chemicals on the largest organ on my body; my skin.

I found a recipe for homemade body butter via Pinterest (LOVE that site). I want to make sure I’m giving credit where credit is due; I pinned this from a blog called One Good Thing by Jillee, but she got it from rawmazing.com.

BODY BUTTER

1 cup Cocoa Butter (I used raw organic ordered online)

1/2 cup Coconut oil

1/2 cup Almond oil (you can substitute olive oil, jojoba oil, any organic, liquid oil that is healthy.)

Essential Oil of your choosing (I used vanilla)

1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler.
Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
**If you do not have a double boiler, as I do not, I used the following contraption. A pot with about 2 inches of water and a Pyrex type bowl on top (make sure water isn’t touching glass); worked pretty well for me!
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2. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing. I put in about 50 drops of vanilla.

3. Wait until oils start to partially solidify. To do this, I put the bowl outside in a snow bank. The solidifying process took about 15-20 minutes.

4. Whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved. I used a hand blender. This should only take a few minutes.

5. Place in clean, glass jar and enjoy! A little goes a long way.

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I can thank this guy for providing me with the perfect size jars. Just eating away on Sophie while mom makes body butter…

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Enough with the shameless parent posts….back to body butter

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I used some Twine I had and a hot glue gun to decorate the jars. I even had leftover blank labels from Christmas cards so I decided to make some labels and make them look “legit”.

This stuff made perfect little Christmas gifts, and of course I saved some for myself. My skin is LOVING this! This is perfect “winter in Minnesota dry skin moisturizer”.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

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