I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
- Place the Shea Butter and Coconut oil in the double boiler to allow it to slowly melt down and mix together
- After the oils have melted remove it from the heat and stir in the almond and essential oil. I literally used 8 drops of my lavender oil and it was plenty. This is something you will have to play with. I have been told that some use up to 11-15 drops but that would have been far too strong for my liking. Gently mix in the oil and depending on where you live either set it outside to cool down, or if you live in a warmer climate as I do, place it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling down process.
- Once the oil has just started to harden on the outside rim as is shown in the photo below it should be ready to whip.
This was the fun part for me. I placed the oil inside the mixing bowl and whipped away. I tried it for a few minutes on medium speed but it was not creating the consistency I wanted. I wanted it to be light, buttery, no I wanted whip cream! And after switching it to the highest speed setting I got my desired effect…
Then to finish it off I put my wonderful lotion into my pretty cobalt blue jar, after slathering it on my skin first. I am loving it and so is my skin. I would also like to think my body is happier with me for eliminating some of the chemicals that are being put into my body.
It is easy to forget that our skin is the largest organ we have and what we put on it is just as important to our bodies and health as what we put inside of us.
I am already running low on my stash and am looking to make more soon. Any suggestions on a good scent to try? Let me know how the recipe works out for you.