2 oz. Cocoa Butter
optional: 30 drops essential oil
Measure out the oils and melt over very low heat. If you want to use an essential oil add that now, the Natural Skin Care Ingredients post has skin care essential oils you can choose from, stir thoroughly. Personally I don't add essential oils to this butter because I love the smell the cocoa butter lends, smells just like a chocolate bar (this coming from the girl that puts essential oils into EVERYTHING!). Pour into a glass bowl and let it sit until it becomes foggy.
A Few Tips
- To apply, simply scoop a fingerful out of the container and rub into skin.
- Don't expect the same light and fluffy texture you get after whipping. This will harden a bit as it sits and will feel just like butter.
- If you leave this in a warm place it can melt, although I've never had a problem just keeping it in the bathroom cupboard. If this happens just whip again or put in a cooler place until hardened.
- Be cautious if you want to apply this to your face because it is very heavy and could cause pores to become clogged. For your face you really want a good mix of oils and liquids.
- If you want a simple no fuss recipe just skip the whipping and pour right into your container of choice and cover after hardened. The body butter will have more of an ointment feel than a butter feel, the moisturizing properties are the same it is just a texture preference.