Winter weather is on its way and the holidays are right around the corner. Be prepared for both with this lavender mint body butter recipe!
Made with simple natural ingredients like both shea and cocoa butters, this homemade lavender mint body butter not only revives and moisturizes dry skin, it makes a great gift!
In fact, this lavender mint body butter is sure to be the talk of your office or family Christmas party! Not only does it smell amazing, but it feels wonderful. You’ll love how this natural lavender mint body butter melts into your skin upon contact. And, because it’s made with dry oils like hemp seed oil and fractionated coconut oil, it absorbs quickly without feeling oily. After all, no one wants to worry about leaving greasy fingerprints behind.
So impress your friends, family and even co-workers this holiday season with this giftable lavender mint body butter recipe that feels so good, they’ll mistake it for a commercial brand product!
If Lavender Mint isn’t your favorite scent combination, feel free to try my other body butter recipes: Key Lime Whipped Body Butter, Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter, Coconut Oil Body Butter, Matcha Body Butter, and Peppermint Orange Body Butter.
You can also come up with your OWN essential oil scent combination! Learn more about the best essential oils for your skin.
By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about essential oils, I’ve got a free eCourse for you! It’s a 14 lesson course that will only take five minutes a day. Learn more about my FREE essential oil eCourse.
LAVENDER MINT BODY BUTTER RECIPE
- 3 oz. refined shea butter
- .25 oz. cocoa butter
- .25 oz. emulsifying wax
- .25 oz. hemp seed oil
- .25 oz. fractionated coconut oil
- .05 oz. white kaolin clay
- 40 drops of lavender essential oil
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
Using a digital scale, weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a medium glass bowl or glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat at 30% power in the microwave until melted. Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.
Tip: Heating cocoa butter and shea butter at low temperatures to melt them tempers the butter so they don’t become grainy.
Remove the melted wax and butters from heat then weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil and fractionated coconut oil.
Next, using a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each ingredient, measure out the lavender and peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted body butter mixture.
Now weigh out the kaolin clay and whisk into the wet ingredients. Place the body butter in the refrigerator or freezer just until it starts to solidify. Then remove and whisk to reincorporate the clay evenly throughout the body butter. If desired you can whip the lavender mint body butter at this stage if desired.
Spoon the body butter into a 4 oz. container. Once fully solidified, screw on the lid then label as desired for personal use or gifting!
Tip: Washi tape and scrapbooking supplies and stickers are a simple and easy way to decorate your jars for holiday gift giving.
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