Rich Body Butter recipe
by Lynden House International Inc.
This is a wonderfully decadent butter that’s great for dry, cracked and tired skin. A nice gift for an expectant mommy friend.
What You Need:
4 teaspoons emulsifying wax
4 teaspoons stearic acid
4 teaspoons cetyl alcohol flakes
1/2 cup cocoa butter – melted measure
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
4 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup clear unscented body gel or aloe vera gel
4 drops of pourable benzoin or rosemary oil extract (or other preservative)
a few drops of fragrance
1 drop of color
Place the first three ingredients in a pot and melt until completely dissolved. If you stir the mixture before it’s all dissolved, wipe your spoon off before placing back into the pot as any crystals remaining on your spoon will end up in the finished product and leave grit.
Add melted cocoa butter and mix well. Add the jojoba and sweet almond oil. Mix well again. If you see a thin skin starting to form in your pot, warm the mixture up until it is all dissolved but not overheated. Avoid going over 150 degrees F.
Remove from heat and add water, aloe vera gel, preservative and fragrance and color. Use a hand held stick blender and whip all of the ingredients together until creamy.
Makes approximately 10 oz. of body butter.
Tip: If you find that the butter didn’t turn creamy right away, let it sit until it just starts to cool down a bit and then whip with the blender again.
By jessica neaves