Luxurious, creamy, whipped body butter – what could be better than quenching your skin with all that moisture – especially in the hot [sometimes] dry weather?
Pull out your hand blender because a few minutes is all it takes to whip together this lush tropical coconut lime vanilla body butter – keep some for yourself and gift some to friends or family so they can experience the amazing world of DIY.
I have DIY’d many many things this last few years – beautiful Lavender and Stress Away bath bombs, facial moisturizer, toner, even DIY shave oil…. but this rich body butter tops the list. We combined kokum butter (which is incredible for skin!) with coconut oil, and essential oils to create a wonderfully creamy butter that will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated all year long.
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This body butter has:
Kokum Butter: Kokum butter is one of the most stable vegetable butters on the market and also one of the hardest.It’s much more emollient than most other butters. It’s high level of triglycerides promote regeneration of the skin. Kokum butter is:
Non pore clogging
High in Triglycerides
More emollient than other butters
Contains high level of antioxidants
Can soften the skin to prevent drying
Can be wonderful for even the most troublesome of spots (lips, hands and feet)
Coconut Oil: Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies.
Stress Away Essential Oil: Stress Away™ is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime and Vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. With an aroma that is the perfect blend of tropical and citrus, Stress Away is uniquely relaxing and comforting.
Note: Stress Away contains Lime Essential Oil – always keep in mind that citrus oils are photosensitive. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product. Or simply apply to areas of your body that will not be exposed to the sun.
This body butter is incredibly easy to make – unlike most other body butters that use a ratio of 2:1 (Shea, Coconut or Mango Butter to Coconut Oil), Kokum Butter is a harder butter – so the ratio of Kokum Butter to Coconut Oil will be 1:1.
This body butter is incredible – soft, luxurious and smells SO amazing! It’ll be your new go-to favorite for slathering on your legs and arms after a shower.
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