Cooking with Aubrey

Homemade Body Butter

A little change of pace today... Have you ever thought about heading into your kitchen to make beauty products? With common or easily obtained ingredients you can make a collection of good for you lotions and potions. Sugar scrubs, lip balms, luxurious body butters, and more can be easily crafted. Just like with your food, when you make it yourself, you know what goes into it and onto your body. Our skin is our largest organ and chemicals easily pass through it and into our bloodstream.

One of my favorite creations is body butter. It is so soothing to the skin and it won’t leave a greasy layer on the skin. To boost the appeal of the lotion, I like to add essential oils to the mix. The aromatherapy is beneficial to the body. Lavender is a relaxing oil, while peppermint is invigorating. Package this up in a pretty glass jar, with some ribbon and appealing label for a memorable stocking stuffer or gift for your favorite running buddy.

Homemade Body Butter

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in either the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top. Pour into mixing bowl and refrigerate until solid, about 30 minutes.
  2. Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, whip the solidified oils until they are fluffy. While mixing slowly add in the jojoba oil. Finally add in the essential oil.
  3. Scope it into a pretty container. Chill for an hour to allow it to firm up slightly.

Aubrey Schulz www.getoutnplay.biz aubrey@getoutnplay

Aubrey SchultzAubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at aubrey@getoutnplay.biz

A little change of pace today... Have you ever thought about heading into your kitchen to make beauty products? With common or easily obtained ingredients you can make a collection of good for you lotions and potions. Sugar scrubs, lip balms, luxurious body butters, and more can be easily crafted. Just like with your food, when you make it yourself, you know what goes into it and onto your body. Our skin is our largest organ and chemicals easily pass through it and into our bloodstream.

 

One of my favorite creations is body butter. It is so soothing to the skin and it won’t leave a greasy layer on the skin. To boost the appeal of the lotion, I like to add essential oils to the mix. The aromatherapy is beneficial to the body. Lavender is a relaxing oil, while peppermint is invigorating. Package this up in a pretty glass jar, with some ribbon and appealing label for a memorable stocking stuffer or gift for your favorite running buddy.

 

Homemade Body Butter

Ingredients:

½ cup shea butter (ideally organic and unrefined)

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup jojoba oil

5-10 drops 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil (such as lavender or peppermint)

http://www.getoutnplay.biz/essential-oils

 

 

Directions:

Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in either the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top. Pour into mixing bowl and refrigerate until solid, about 30 minutes.

Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, whip the solidified oils until they are fluffy. While mixing slowly add in the jojoba oil. Finally add in the essential oil.

Scope it into a pretty container. Chill for an hour to allow it to firm up slightly.

 

Aubrey Schulz www.getoutnplay.biz aubrey@getoutnplay

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