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A Great Holiday Gift - Make your own Body Butter!
|November 30, 2015|
Your Skin Will say Thank you to this Nourishing Body Butter
A few years ago, as my baby was dealing with itchy skin after the bath I began making a nourishing lotion to soothe his skin. It was just so simple and easy that I continued on to create all of my very own lotions for myself and my family. The best part of all is that it is fun, it is easy and it can be done in your own kitchen. All you have to do is have some of the raw materials on hand and then you can mix them up in a variety of ways to create something new every time. Around the holidays, I love to make a batch and put it in pretty glass jars for friends, neighbors and family to enjoy. I encourage all of my HCG Diet patients to try this for fun. Although this cannot be used on phase II of the HCG Diet ... it is perfect for phase III. Give it a try.
What you Will Need to Make your Own Body Care Products
I recommend getting a small variety of things to play with -- shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, almond oil, coconut oil and some essential oils are a good place to start. If you prefer a little firmness to your products you might also want to get some bees wax. You can get all of this online. I always try to source mine as locally and organically created as possible. In general, I use about 1/2 cup of each ingredient and the batch will usually last a couple of months.
How to Make Body Butter in Your Own Kitchen
Here is a very simple starter recipe. From here, you can get creative and make your own combinations of things depending on the consistency you are after. Practice and play is the way to get where you want to with this process.
1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/2 cup Almond Oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
Place all ingredients in a pan and place on a double boiler. Cook on medium heat stirring very frequently until all ingredients are melted. Now, let cool for about 30 minutes. Add in 10-30 drops of your favorite essential oil. Then, place pan in fridge for about an hour. Take out and blend on high speed with a hand mixer for about 10 minutes. Place the whipped body butter into some glass jars. Enjoy this on your skin! It is so nourishing an soft.
This is the perfect addition to phase III of the HCG Diet for your skin!
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