Whipped Body Butter and Happy New Year!

Bath and Body Recipes

The new year is almost here and it is a good time to make resolutions and start new projects. So here I am writing my first blog post on my new WordPress blog. I still write about my sewing adventures on blogger, but I decided to upgrade my online site by putting everything together. I am a newbie on WordPress so you will see random things on my page that I haven’t quite figured out how to remove. One in particular is driving me nuts, but luckily it is not very visible. Oh well, I will learn by doing as is the case with most things for me. I really should look into taking some online courses instead of hacking my way through trying to make this site look nice. Probably a good idea.

So what will I blog about? These days I spend most of my time making natural vegan cold process soap, shampoo bars, and other bath goodies, so there will be a fair amount of bath and body talk. I also love to sew, grow herbs, and make yummy food, so there will be that also. To start the new year right with respect to natural skin care, I am making a wonderful body butter. My skin is really calling for something nourishing so this perfect. It is fairly cold in my area at the moment and body butters are essential for keeping your skin soft and healthy. This one is a combination of some of my favorite butters and oils including mango, cocoa, shea, babassu, and sunflower. I also add a little bit of arrowroot powder to make the whipped butter silky. Whipped butters are very easy to make and such a treat for your skin. Once you make your own you will not want to go back to the chemical laden purchased brands. That is my plug to use natural only products. Trust me! Your body will thank you. If you don’t want to make your own then look on Etsy for a natural one. There are ton out there, but of course read the ingredients. If your body butter is hot pink and smells like bubble gum then it isn’t natural even if the description says it is all natural. More on that later, but for now here is the whipped body butter recipe. Enjoy!

Whipped Body Butter
mango butter 4 oz
shea butter 2 oz
babassu oil 2 oz
cocoa butter 2 oz
coconut oil 2 oz
sunflower oil 2 oz
arrowroot powder 1 TBL
essential oils 30 drops

Measure out butters and oils into a heat-safe glass bowl or measuring cup. Melt butter and oils. Whisk in essential oils and arrowroot powder. Freeze for 20-30 minutes. Whip the mixture until it is fluffy or about 5 minutes. Put in your favorite container.

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