So…. the other day I decided to be Martha Stewart and make my own raw organic body butter. I found this recipe from a mommy blogger I follow and she made it seem easy enough, so I decided to give it a try… yeah… sure, it was easy, but what a mess! All that melted oil in a simmering pot, then pouring it into the glass jars… I’m pretty sure my house is going to smell of cocoa butter for months.
For those who are willing to take on this well-worth-it challenge:
1 jar of aloe vera butter
1 jar of mango butter
1 jar of coconut oil
1 jar of cocoa butter
1 jar of shea butter
Mix all ingredients in a big pot on low heat until melted, then pour into glass jars (I got mine from Target, 2 for $3). Once mixture is in the glass jars, place them in the refrigerator to solidify.
I would strongly suggest only using the body butter at night when going to bed because it is very thick and greasy. I have used it every night since I made it and it has been wonderful on my growing belly, thighs, and back. It’s very moisturizing and makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. Also, since your skin absorbs up to 80% of what you put on it, it’s healthy for pregnant women with little babies in them ;).