I’m soo happy to pull out ‘the forgotten mixer’ I received as a wedding gift a few years ago. I had only used it a few times, mostly due to the lack of counter space at our current residence. It’s the Kitchenaid brand which is known for quality , elegance and speed but is also quite a heavy piece of equipment. Since December of last year I’ve been eager to create a body butter that was whipped to perfection. I haven’t received my essential oils as yet but I’m happy to say that today, I was able to make my first batch. This three ingredient body butter will moisturize and heal your skin naturally with the Vitamin A, E, fatty acids and UV ingredients found collectively in these ingredients. With sunnier days fast approaching, this would be the perfect daily must have.
As an option you can add 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil for a preferred scent otherwise the butter will smell like shea butter.
Aloe Body Butter
- Fresh Aloe Vera Gel (1/4 of a piece of aloe gel from the leaf)
- 2 tbsp. Coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. Raw Shea butter
- Blend the aloe vera gel in a mixer or blender until smooth and bubbly (approx. 10 minutes depending on the power and speed of your mixer/blender).
- Once the gel has reached the desired texture, add the remaining ingredients and let mix until it has a whipped, fluffy texture with peaks.
- Place into an airtight container and keep in your fridge or in a cool dark area for preservation. You now have a body butter that you can use after your shower in the morning and evenings that will help with maintain softness and a glow in your skin.
What other skin must haves do you keep handy? Share your natural beauty must haves in the comment section below and if you're planning on adding this DIY to your beauty regime.