Hippie Healthcare: Body Butter

Hi there! SO I have a recipe for body butter that has changed my life.

(That may be slightly difference, but really, it’s wonderful!)

I adapted the recipe from several different sources and ended up with one that was perfect for me! It made about 2 and a half cups full so I keep a little pot full in my bathroom and top it up when needed – a little goes a long way though due to the use of coconut oil.

the end result

       the end result

I chose to use rosemary essential oils as I adore the smell and it has wonderful calming properties, as well as being great for skin and hair. I have also been using it in my weekly avocado hair-mask, but that is another post for another day 🙂 For now, here is how to make this sumptuous body butter!

You will need:

1 cup organic raw shea butter

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond oil

Drops of essential oil (whichever you choose and however much you need). I used 10 drops.

How to make:

  • First, melt coconut oil and shea butter in a double-boiler (or a pan in a pan if, like me, you don’t have one!). Remove from heat and let them cool for half an hour.
  • Then stir in the almond oil and whichever essential oil you chose.
  • Place in freezer until oils start to solidify, at which point remove and whip until a butter-like texture is achieved.
  • Place in a pot or jar and enjoy your soft, lovely smelling skin 🙂

There are no nasties in this recipe – all good, wholesome ingredients that will nourish and care for your skin. It feels amazing and the scent really lasts as well, which is lovely, and you know there is no way you are polluting your pores with anything yucky! I really can’t recommend this enough 🙂 Hope you give it a try!

Peace 🙂 x


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