|Photo from The Nourished Life|
I mentioned before in this post that your skin is your bodies largest organ. Keeping this in mind, it only makes sense that we should be careful of what we put on our skin.
Since being introduced to essential oils, I have started to make most of the products I use on my skin--this is an easy way for me to insure that I know exactly what is being put on and being absorbed into my body. One of my favorite moisturizers is coconut oil, but it can be troublesome to apply as it turns solid in cooler temperatures.
Recently, I came upon this recipe for whipped coconut body butter. The key word here is whipped--by putting the coconut oil in your mixer with the whisk attachment for 6-7 minutes the coconut oil turns into a light and fluffy consistency that is easy to apply every single time! No more wrestling with chunks of coconut oil. Not only is this recipe great for your skin and body, but it is affordable too!
Homemade Whipped Coconut Body Butter Recipe (adapted from a recipe on The Nourished Life)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- up to 40 drops of an essential oil of your choice
- Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Mix on high speed with a wire whisk for 6-7 minutes
- Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly