Gourmet Body Butter with Cocoa and Coconut Oils

Homemade DIY Gourmet Body Butter with Cocoa and Coconut Oils

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Provide a cocooning effect to your skin with cocoa butter and coconut oil! This DIY body butter is a real delight for your senses and your skin. Thanks to its creamy texture and amazing natural ingredients, it leaves your skin soft and well-nourished. Simple to make, it is a perfect treat after a long day!

Main benefits:

Cocoa butter nourishes, repairs and forms a protective barrier over the skin to hold in moisture. It has a soft, buttery fragrance, with nuances of chocolate.

Coconut oil helps to smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin. It also smells delicious!

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant.

Recommended supplies:

  • 4oz sterilized Glass Jar
  • Stainless Steel mini Whisk
  • Saucepan (to form the base of your double boiler)
  • Heat-safe glass bowl (to place on top of the saucepan)

Tip: Learn how to sterilize glass storage containers here.

Ingredients:

Optional: You can add 20-30 drops of natural Chocolate Extract to give a stronger chocolate scent to the balm or a couple of drops of your favorite Essential Oil (I would go for 2 drops of organic bitter Almond Essential Oil that provides a wonderful scent).

Instructions:

  1. Put cocoa butter and coconut oil in a heat-safe glass bowl
  2. Melt the mix using the double boiler technique
  3. Remove from heat, then add vitamin E (as well as Chocolate Extract or essential oils if used). Mix it well using a stainless steel utensil.
  4. Place the bowl in the freezer. You can mix from time to time to obtain a creamier and more homogeneous product (it should remain liquid enough to move it to the final container)
  5. Pour the mix into a glass jar.

How to use: Melt the balm directly onto dry skin and massage the oils and butter in.

DIY homemade body butter with coconut and cocoa oils
This homemade body butter is high in nutritious vitamins and fatty acids, which help to nourish and revitalize your skin

Storage: Up to 6 months in a cool, dark area.

Tip: As this balm gets naturally solid when the temperature is below 70°F (20°C), you can use it as a melty massage bar. To do so, you can use smaller containers and keep the product in a cool place.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!

And do tag me on Instagram if you make this 🙂

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