Part two of my coconut oil series.
I found this easy recipe for homemade whipped coconut oil as a body butter on Pinterest. I am very much addicted to using coconut oil for my face and when I saw this recipe I couldn’t wait to try it out.
It is so easy I think you will be rushing off to make it too 🙂
Since I live in Florida, it is still very warm here and my coconut oil has kept its liquid state. To whip it up properly I needed to place my oil in the fridge to make it firm. Once it was hard, I scooped it out of the bowl into my kitchen aid mixer. I added several drops (like seven or eight) of Lavender Essential Oil to it and began mixing at high speed for several minutes.
After testing to see if it was fluffy enough, I just found a favorite glass container and plopped it in. And it is that simple!!
Whipping the coconut oil into a body butter is very appealing, if you are not to thrilled about the oiliness of the oil, using it as a body butter tones down that oily feeling.
This is also a great gift to personalize and make for someone special!
I recommend keeping your body butter in the fridge if your weather is currently like mine, in the warm humid 80’s 😉 After I captured these pictures my beautiful body butter began melting pretty quickly. It is now sitting nicely in my fridge! Now I just have to remember that it is there and remember to use it before I go to bed! Once cold weather comes around these parts I will be whipping up a storm in my kitchen! And I will be able to place it nicely in my bathroom where I will remember to use it 😉
I smell the essence of coconut and lavender wafting out of these jars, its enough to do a little dancing jig over.
Using this as a moisturizer before I go to bed has made my skin clean and soft and dewy. I know this will also help my skin as I age. I am a firm believer in coconut oil because of what I witnessed with my skin while I was pregnant with Winston. Almost every night, I rubbed coconut oil over my pregnant expanding belly and after the whole course of my pregnancy and the birth, I had not one stretch mark! I know I was prone to stretch marks too, because my twin sister received many after her two pregnancies, (sorry Marie 🙂 ). So after that experience, I faithfully apply coconut oil (now body butter) to my face every night! And when we are blessed with baby number two, I will apply it to that much anticipated baby bump as well!