Last week I talked about how much I enjoy making DIY green beauty items at home. Not only is it fun but it’s also a great way to know what’s in your products. In this post I’m sharing a recipe for a cocoa body butter that will leave your skin feeling nourished and silky soft. It’s a combination of coconut oil and cocoa butter so it smells simply delish!
DIY Lavish Cocoa Body Butter
This decadent cream’s scent is a chocolate lover’s dream. Bonus: The cocoa powder provides a hint of bronzing color.
1 / Measure the cocoa butter and coconut oil, then mix them with a spoon in a small heat-safe glass bowl.
2 / Bring 2 inches (5 cm) of water to a boil in a small saucepan, then reduce the heat to low. Place the glass bowl in the saucepan and melt the ingredients.
3 / Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Stir in the cocoa powder. Add the peppermint oil with a pipette.
4 / Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until the mixture has started to set but is not yet fully hard.
5 / Blend the butter with a hand mixer on medium until u y, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides as you go.
6 / Store in a lidded container in a cool, dry spot. Spread on your skin when you crave a bit of moisture.
½ cup (110 g) cocoa butter
½ cup (100 g) coconut oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Measuring cups and spoons
Small heat-safe glass bowl
8-ounce (240-mL) lidded container
Use within 6 months
This delightful DIY recipe was taken from Stephanie Gerber’s new book titled Hello Glow. She is a fellow green beauty blogger who is all about doing things the natural way. Inside this book is over 150 easy natural beauty recipes that you can use for a variety of purposes. You can find today’s featured recipe and more! I’ve had my nose buried in this book every since I got my copy. Get your copy of this wonderful book here.