I got this body butter recipe from The Wellness Mama- https://wellnessmama.com/6544/whipped-body-butter/
It's incredibly moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling amazing. I made this through both my pregnancies but this time around added the mango butter and lessened the cacao butter and I think it's so much better. It doesn't feel quite as oily and it goes on more with a cream texture as opposed to an oil (though it is still an oily cream). I also love that I know exactly what is going onto my skin, especially on my stomach which is so close to the baby and there are absolutely no chemicals or perfumes. It's also a fun activity to do with your little ones. River took all the utensils in the bath with him when we were finished and had a soak in all those moisturizing oils.
For the ingredients, I sourced the organic shea butter and mango butter on eBay. Cacao butter was from a health food store and the coconut oil and olive oil from the grocery store.
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 1/4 cup Cacao Butter
- 1/4 cup Mango Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- Lavender essential oil (or other pregnancy safe oils)
Add all ingredients to a bowl (except the essential oil)
Melt down all of the oils and butters in a double boiler on medium heat, stirring to combine.
Once they have melted completely, remove from heat and add the essential oils. Allow to cool slightly before putting it in the fridge or freezer until it has hardened a little. You don't want it rock hard, but so that it is an all over pale colour like the above photos.
Using a hand mixer, beat it for 10minutes until you get this lovely whipped texture.
Place into a clean container with a lid and be sure to keep it out of reach from inquisitive little hands!! I use it all over when I first get out of the shower.
I have only made this through winter where in does stay solid at room temperature but in warmer climates it may need to be kept in the refrigerator.