Lavender and Grapefruit Body Butter

When it comes to products I have used in the past, I have found that I really do prefer body butter over regular lotion.  Since I was already making balm, and pretty much had all the ingredients needed to make body butter, I decided to go for it.  I have a whole stash of essential oils, and decided on grapefruit and lavender because I love a good citrus scent, but also the relaxing properties of lavender.

Here is my recipe:

3 1/2 cups unrefined shea butter

1 cup extra virgin unrefined coconut oil

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

20 drops lavender essential oil

20 drops grapefruit essential oil

  1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil over medium heat in a double boiler.  I do not have one of these, so I used a large sauce pan and a metal bowl that set perfectly in the saucepan.  Just make sure that you put only a small amount of water in the sauce pan, and that the bowl sets well above the water.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool for a 1/2 hour.
  3. Stir in grapeseed oil and essential oils.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 – 3 hours.  It will start to solidify, and once you can make a slight indent in the mixture with your finger, without it being gooey it is ready to go.
  5. Whip until fluffy.  (Side note: I whipped mine then got busy so I put in the fridge to finish later.  I left it in too long and it was chunky and hard and not pretty.  I just whipped it again and it was good to go!)
  6. Spoon into glass jars.  I used 8 oz canning jars.

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