Monday, 15 May 2017

Whipped Shea Butter Body Lotion

Hello Dear Reader,

My skin goes so dry in Autumn and Winter and I try to take extra care of it during these cooler months. I had purchased some Organic Shea butter a while ago to use in these lotion bars. They have been really beautiful to use but now my skin is so dry I need something that will glide on to my skin. Enter this whipped body lotion. It only has two ingredients, or three if you want to add a little essential oil. I used lavender essential oil again as I find it soothing and smells beautiful. The brand of essential oils I use is doTERRA, I trust their quality and safety. 

Ingredients for Whipped Shea Butter Body Lotion-Organic Shea Butter and oil. I choose to use
rice bran oil because of its many benefits

Measure out 80 grams of shea butter into a clean glass jar. Use a high sided, wide mouthed jar as this is what you will be melting the shea butter and oil in

Into the same jar, measure out 19 grams of oil of your choice

Put the jar into a small saucepan and half fill with water, bring to a gentle boil and then turn heat down to low until shea butter and oil have melted together

Melted shea butter and oil and doTERRA Lavender essential oil

Now, put the jar into the freezer and let the melted shea butter and oil "set" until it develops an opaque look over the top. Don't let it go rock hard

Scoop out solidified oil and put into the bowl of a stand mixer and add 8 drops of essential oil

Whip until light and fluffy and doubled in volume,  mine took about 10 minutes

Spoon and scrape into a clean jar

This lotion is incredibly light and fluffy, it melts immediately on contact with skin and massages in beautifully. It is not greasy and feels lovely and light. I have used it on my face, hands, feet and body with no issues.

How does your skin hold up over the cooler months?

1 comment:

  1. How simple is that! My skin becomes dry in the Winter too. I usually just rub in raw coconut oil but in colder months it doesn't always melt onto the skin as readily as in the warmer months.
    Thanks for sharing such great "recipe". Meg:)