Lavish Cocoa Body Butter | DIY

Skincare

Last week I talked about how much I enjoy making DIY green beauty items at home. Not only is it fun but it’s also a great way to know what’s in your products. In this post I’m sharing a recipe for a cocoa body butter that will leave your skin feeling nourished and silky soft. It’s a combination of coconut oil and cocoa butter so it smells simply delish!

 

DIY Lavish Cocoa Body Butter

This decadent cream’s scent is a chocolate lover’s dream. Bonus: The cocoa powder provides a hint of bronzing color.

1 / Measure the cocoa butter and coconut oil, then mix them with a spoon in a small heat-safe glass bowl.

2 / Bring 2 inches (5 cm) of water to a boil in a small saucepan, then reduce the heat to low. Place the glass bowl in the saucepan and melt the ingredients.

3 / Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Stir in the cocoa powder. Add the peppermint oil with a pipette.

4 / Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until the mixture has started to set but is not yet fully hard.

5 / Blend the butter with a hand mixer on medium until u y, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides as you go.

6 / Store in a lidded container in a cool, dry spot. Spread on your skin when you crave a bit of moisture.

 

MATERIALS

½ cup (110 g) cocoa butter

½ cup (100 g) coconut oil

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

5 drops peppermint essential oil

 

TOOLS

Measuring cups and spoons

Spoon

Small heat-safe glass bowl

Small saucepan

Pipette

Hand mixer

Rubber spatula

8-ounce (240-mL) lidded container

 

STORAGE ADVICE

Use within 6 months

 

 

This delightful DIY recipe was taken from Stephanie Gerber’s new book titled Hello Glow. She is a fellow green beauty blogger who is all about doing things the natural way. Inside this book is over 150 easy natural beauty recipes that you can use for a variety of purposes. You can find today’s featured recipe and more! I’ve had my nose buried in this book every since I got my copy. Get your copy of this wonderful book here. 

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