Homemade Body Butter
1/4 C Coconut oil
1/4 C Beeswax
2 TBLS Shea butter or Cocoa Butter
Put all of the ingredients into a mason jar. (I used an old pickle jar)
Put the jar into a few inches of water in a pot on the stove.
Place the lid on loosely
Bring to a light boil and let everything in the jar melt. Stir occasionally to help everything melt.
Then once cooled, just add your oils.This recipe will make about 6-8 oz of solidified lotion. I tripled mine.
Some of the oils you can smell over the Shea butter. Some you cant. Lavender and Lime, I could, wild orange not so much. So you can keep the oils out and just add it when you are putting on as a carrier lotion if you prefer.
It's greasy at first but absorbs quickly. I really like it and have thrown out all my other lotions. It's definitely different but I've come to really like it. My skin feels softer and I apply lotion less often. Oh and a little goes a long way.
Little by little I'm getting rid of products that have ingredients I don't like, or more likely don't know what they are. Seems a little crazy. I realized, after months of kicking against this idea of homemade beauty and cleaning products, that it really does matter what we put on our bodies. Just as much as what we put in them. Oh and the real quicker (kicker, I don't know why I spelled it that way), even what we inhale. Ugh.
I have struggled for year with acid reflux. I started using doTERRA's digestzen to try and treat it. However at first I couldn't swallow it because my throat was so eroded and sore that it hurt going down because of a few of the hot oils in it. So I tried rubbing a drop on the outside of my throat when it was acting up. And wouldn't you know it, the burn cooled right down. Within a minute. And it hit me that if this oil, absorbed that quickly into the inside of my body to do its magic, then everything I put on my body was going to be absorbed this way. Things that I would never eat, or put into my body. So slowly I have been trying to change what we use to clean with, and what I put on my body. It's going to be a process, but better late than never.
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