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Gourmet Body Butter with Cocoa and Coconut Oils

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

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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.

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.

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