With summer just around the corner, I love having well hydrated legs. One of the ways I do that is by using home made body butters. Super easy to make. I recently tried a new recipe out that used less ingredients and I could not be happier with how it came out.
This body butter is a 2 ingredient recipe! I hope you enjoy.
- 3/4 Cup Shea Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil
- 6 drops each of Lavender and Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (optional - you really can use whatever oils you want. I just like these.)
- Place your Shea Butter and Almond (or jojoba oil) into your mixing bowl. I use a kitchen aid mixer... but you can use any whisk style mixer. Once ingredients are in bowl. I then fill up my kitchen sink with some hot water. Place the bowl into the water so that it will briefly warm up the shea butter. Shea butter can be a bit stiff... by warming it up a tad like this, it softens it and makes the whipping process a little easier.
- Once soft (but not totally melted), you then place this in the mixer on low speed... once it mixes some, turn up the speed and whip on high for about 3 minutes. Whip it until it becomes a soft buttery texture.
- Stop mixer. Add in your Essential Oils if you want those in the butter... mix again for about 30 seconds... and then scoop out your butter into a containers of your liking.
- The container I used is a small tin container I got from Dollar Tree! These are a generous size and fit all the butter perfectly. I then store at room temperature in my bathroom and use as needed. Goes on really smoothe and leaves my skin glowing. Do be aware if you have never made a home made butter, any home made butter you make will be a little bit "oilier" than store lotions.... but I assure you, give it a moment to absorb and you will love it.
- Enjoy :)
For those curious, I use Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. You are welcome to read WHY I use them HERE.
Disclosure: The above post contains affiliate links for Amazon and Rocky Mountain Oils. I was not paid to post this recipe. All the opinions above are my own.