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Homemade Body Butter

posted by Melissa Huggins October 25, 2015 0 comments

I absolutely love making homemade body lotion. It makes my skin so much softer than store-bought lotions. Also, it saves me a ton of money and I skip out on all the chemicals & preservatives, that are in most lotions. This recipe contains natural and pure ingredients, to heal & nourish my skin. It’s cruelty-free, too!

This recipe is more of a body butter consistency and will really protect the skin. It absorbs well and keeps your skin hydrated all day. You really don’t need to reapply until after your next shower or bath. Your skin will be super soft & silky! It’s great for the tootsies, too!

You might not have all the ingredients in your home already, but you can buy the items one time, and it will last you a while. You can make many batches from just one purchase. You can buy the ingredients in most health food stores or online.

This body butter is perfect for a gift, too. You can buy some jars, decorate them and hand them out at Christmas time. This makes people very happy! You will save money and skip the holiday shopping nightmare.

This body butter is so easy to make. After the first time, you will be a pro at it. You just need a good food processor to blend all the ingredients well.

So, here it is – the mac daddy of all body lotions…

Ingredients: 

1 cup water
3/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp candelilla wax  (or carnauba wax)

1/2 tsp Pure vitamin E oil

Place the water, oils & extracts in food processor, with a standard S blade.

Place the olive oil and wax In a double boiler. Wait until wax dissolves, about 10 minutes.
Double Boiling Method Video

Remove pot (with the wax & oil) from stove and let sit for 1 minuteTurn on food processor, then slowly ( in a thin stream) pour in olive oil and wax mixture.

Continue blending until all ingredients have fully mixed. You shouldn’t see any water. Scrape down sides as needed.

Makes about 16 oz

Note: If the water doesn’t blend after 5-10 minutes, your food processor may not be strong enough to emulsify the mixture together. I use 550 watt food processor and it works very well for this recipe.

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