The best homemade body butter that will your skin will love! I help women switch to organic wellness and become the best version of themselves by using plant medicine solutions to body and beauty care using pure essential oils. This DIY body butter is made with coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter and your favourite essential oil blend to rejuvenate dry skin.
Why add FCO Coconut oil?
Fractionated coconut oil is a type of coconut oil that has undergone a process called fractionation to separate certain components of the oil. Regular coconut oil is composed of various fatty acids, including both short-chain and long-chain triglycerides. Fractionation involves separating these fatty acids to create a more stable and specific type of coconut oil with certain properties.
During the fractionation process, coconut oil is typically heated and then cooled, allowing different components to solidify at different temperatures. This separation results in a clear, liquid oil that remains in a liquid state even at lower temperatures. The solid components, which have a higher melting point, are removed. Here are some key characteristics and uses of fractionated coconut oil:
Liquid at Room Temperature: Fractionated coconut oil remains in liquid form regardless of the ambient temperature. This makes it convenient for various applications where a liquid oil is needed.
Long Shelf Life: Due to the removal of certain components that can lead to spoilage, fractionated coconut oil has a longer shelf life compared to regular coconut oil.
Stability: The removal of some of the fatty acids that are prone to oxidation and rancidity results in a more stable oil that has a longer shelf life and can withstand higher temperatures without breaking down.
Non-Greasy Feel: Fractionated coconut oil is often used in skincare and massage products because it is lightweight and has a non-greasy feel when applied to the skin.
Carrier Oil: It's commonly used as a carrier oil for essential oils in aromatherapy and massage. Its light texture helps dilute essential oils and allows them to be applied more easily to the skin.
Cosmetics: Fractionated coconut oil is used in the formulation of various cosmetics and skincare products due to its light texture and moisturizing properties.
Hair Care: It can be used in hair, skin and nail treatments and products to add shine and moisture to the hair without leaving it greasy.
Medical and Therapeutic Uses: Fractionated coconut oil is sometimes used in medical and therapeutic applications, such as in the formulation of some medications and as a base for certain medical ointments.
It's important to note that while fractionated coconut oil has its own set of benefits, it lacks some of the natural compounds and potential health benefits found in unrefined, virgin coconut oil. As with any product, it's advisable to choose fractionated coconut oil that has been processed using reputable methods and is suitable for your intended use.
Ingredients Lip Balm/Makes 10 = 100grm pots.
250gram Coconut Oil
250gram Shea butter
250gram Cocoa butter
50grams Arrowroot ( 1tsp ) optional
100 drops Essential Oils (15ML bottle ) 5 x 2=10 drops per pot
4 ENERGISING ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFERENT BLENDS
Lavender + tea tree = clears energetic baggage.
Orange + lime = cleanse heart, daily gratitude.
Geranium + Litsea = confidence and clarity.
Peppermint + basil = rejuvenate, restore natural rhythm.
Essential Oils: These plant-based oils are natural and safer than synthetic fragrances. But don’t go overboard; a few drops are all you need to scent homemade body butter.
Arrowroot Powder: Because this moisturizer is an oil-based, it can feel a little greasy on some skin types. Adding arrowroot powder or cornstarch helps to cut the greasy feeling on your skin. If arrowroot powder isn’t available, corn starch or tapioca starch are good substitutes.
Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
Fill a large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to a boil ( double boiler ).
Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10–15 minutes)
Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5–10 minutes.
Select and Add desired essential oils Blend + 1 tbs Arrowroot power if needed to smooth.
Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.
Once chilled, take out of refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3–5 minutes).
Note: Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place.
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