Cocoa butter and coconut oil adore each other!
The textures of cocoa butter and coconut oil complement one another, and the aromas are perfect together. I like to make the following simple body butter for daily skin moisturizing. It’s silky smooth and can be used every day after your shower.
1 oz (28 gm) Beeswax
3 oz (84 gm) Coconut oil
3 oz (84 gm) Cocoa butter
Melt all three ingredients together and pour into four 2 oz (60 ml) glass jars with tops.
Cocoa butter (Theobroma nucifera) is a beautiful, hard, solid aromatic butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree in West Africa. It adds a silky texture to body butters, and is protective of our skin–it contains about 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce! Cocoa butter is particularly praised for its antioxidant properties, and is used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes.
Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) has a fresh coconut aroma. It is moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain moisture in our skin. Coconut oil is mild and nourishing for inflamed, irritated and sensitive skin. It’s also used for nail and cuticle treatment, and for healing for dry, itchy skin. It adds a tropical aroma to your body butters.
If you are excited to learn more about making body butters, I created a great online class at Aromahead Institute called Body Butters and Lip Balms. In this class you learn how to make body butters and specifically when you finish the class you know how to make:
•No More Pain and Inflammation butter
•Massage cocoa butter sticks
Learn more here: Body Butters and Lip Balms
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