Concentrated, super moisturizing, fast absorbing body balm.
Made with 3 natural moisturizers and pure essential oil ...
a little goes a long way!
If you need some serious moisture, but hate the greasiness that usually accompanies the rich
butters and balms, this is the recipe for you. This combination of 2 butters, 1 oil and optional
essential oil is highly concentrated, rich in natural skin loving moisture, healing
and best of all it literally melts on your skin.
Due to the incredible absorbing property of grapeseed oil, this balm seeps into your
skin quickly, taking the natural butters of shea and cocoa right along with it.
3 oz shea butter
1 1/2 oz cocoa butter
1 1/2 oz grapeseed oil
2 tsp orange essential oil, strength is your option as well as e.o.
Gently melt the cocoa butter with the grapeseed oil, by gently I mean don't over heat or boil, the least degree of heat used is best to preserve the oils properties. Use a double boiler or microwave. Stirring it will dissolve the cocoa butter quicker in the grapeseed.
When the cocoa butter is completely dissolved in the grapeseed, add your shea butter, you shouldn't need to heat, just stir until completely dissolved. If adding essential oil, put it in now and stir.
Place your bowl in the frig or freezer to cool oils to the point of getting thick. Then take out and with an electric wisk or hand blender beat the thickened oils. It should get light and fluffy. You can use it light and fluffy, like a whipped body butter, or put it back in frig/freezer for a few more minutes, take it out and
beat it again. As you beat it, you will see it become more the consistency of a balm. Very concentrated.
Place your body balm in clean containers and store in cool dark place.
This balm is excellent for dry feet, hands, elbows, legs, anywhere you need intensive moisture. Great for eczema as well.
For a fabulous Belly Balm for pregnancy to aide in stretch marks and
dry itching from skin stretched tight, make this recipe without the essential oil, as some essential oils are
not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Photo is my attempt at showing you
how beautifully this balm melts.
Two butters, one oil and the finished product. That's all it takes to make your own, spa quality, natural body balm for yourself or a luxurious gift. Don't be intimidated, give it a try! You can find shea and cocoa butter
on-line for sale and grapeseed is found in any grocery store and Walmart.
I would love to hear if anyone makes this recipe!