I always love a good do it yourself project. What I enjoy about this is that it only needs TWO ingredients! Yessssss! If you love Coconut Oil, you’ll love this easy DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter.
What oils to use in this DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter
I have a few different essential oils that I use and love, but I use Lavender the most. It just smells SO good! You can use whatever brand and oil you’re most comfortable with in this coconut oil body butter. Peppermint is amazing for when you get headaches, rose makes a lovely scent for a bit of an after shower treat, or use a special blend that relaxes you.
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Coconut Oil Uses
Have you ever added a smidgen of coconut oil to melted chocolate and then poured it over ice cream? YUM! Like a healthier (ok, not really….but less unnecessary ingredients) chocolate shell. Try it the next time you have ice cream. You’ll love it!
Coconut Oil is also fantastic for the reasons listed below and more!
• moisturizing your skin
• deep conditioning hair treatment
• cooking with- yum!
• using on diaper rash (I swore by it with all of my kids!)
• for use on mild, not hospital worthy, burns
Tips for making DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter
While this is easy to use, sometimes it doesn’t set up correctly. Make sure your bowl is VERY cold. It helps if your home isn’t humid or warm either. I made this diy Coconut Oil Body Butter regularly while living in Duluth, MN with no issue as it stayed pretty chilly the majority of the year.
Keep it in a cool area, since coconut oil does melt when it is in a warm area.
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Diy Coconut Oil Body Butter
1 c. coconut oil (unrefined, cold-pressed)
8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
This coconut oil body butter is so smooth and smells amazing. I use it in place of eye makeup remover and moisturizer. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth!
- Scoop coconut oil into mixing bowl.
- Add essential oil drops to the mixing bowl.
- Turn the mixer on high and whip the coconut oil for a few minutes.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip for 5 minutes or so, until all of the coconut oil is soft and fluffy.
- Put DIY coconut oil body butter into an airtight storage container. Enjoy!
Note: Coconut oil melts at 76°F, so if you’re traveling someplace warm, BE SURE that the container you have it in is airtight. A bag full of oily clothes is a real bummer! I like to use these bags when I travel. They’re easy to clean and reusable.