DIY: Lavender Whipped Body Butter


Winter is now here and that means one of many things: dry, dull skin. Luckily, I am coming to you today with a simple and easy to make recipe for homemade lavender whipped body butter. Of course you can buy all kinds of different body butters at Bath and Body Works and other such stores, but it's fun to create your own once in awhile, plus it makes the perfect gift for a friend or relative around this time of year. The cool thing about this is that each ingredient is all-natural, organic, and has incredible benefits for our skin. With extreme moisturizing properties, this body butter will leave your skin feeling so soft, and the lavender oil will give off a calming and relaxing fragrance - the perfect combination, am I right? 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil (solid form)
1/2 cup almond oil
1 cup raw shea butter
20-30 drops lavender essential oil
Glass jars with lids



First, add the coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter to stainless steel or glass mixing bowl. Use the double boiler method and constantly stir with a whisk until the mixture is melted. For the double boiler method, place a smaller sauce pan on the stove and fill with about 1-3 inches of water. Place the mixing bowl on top, and the bowl should fit perfectly so that it doesn't touch the water and the steam will stay between the bowl and sauce pan. If you aren't familiar with this technique, check out more about it here. Once contents are melted, remove from heat and place in the fridge to cool and thicken. I think it took about 25 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it's solid, add the lavender essential oil and use a hand mixer to whisk the mixture until creamy. After that is finished, immediately spoon it into glass jars and seal with an airtight lid. 


Honestly, you can never go wrong with keeping coconut oil in the cabinet. Why exactly is coconut oil so great for the skin? Well for one, it's due to the saturated fats contained in coconut oil that help the skin stay so moisturized, with the fat preventing moisture loss through the skins pores. It also contains Vitamin-E which is essential for healthy and smooth skin. Vitamin-E prevents aging and wrinkling of the skin due to it's good antioxidant properties. Basically, 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 MG of Vitamin-E thus enhancing the skin-nourishing properties. Shea butter is also great to keep around because it's practically a skin superfood, being naturally rick in vitamins A, E, and F, and it also offers a small bit of UV protection. Skip the chemicals and fake fragrances found in most conventional lotions and whip of your own instead. This recipe made enough body butter to fit into two 8 oz. glass jars. 

8 comments

  1. Thank you for this recipe! Love lavender!
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  2. Looks amazing - I must try making this! So lovely before going to bed with the lavender.

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  3. Wow I've gotta try this! It looks like total relaxation!

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    1. It really is relaxing... especially with the lavender :)

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  4. Thank you for this recipe. I always use coconut oil for literally everything and I love it, but I always use it plain and I've never tried to combine it with any essential oil. I love lavender so I definitely need to try this.

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    1. I actually didn't start using coconut oil until I used it for this recipe.. but I'm learning all sorts of great things about it:) Definitely try it, you'll love it!

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