Is your skin dry and flaky? What you need is a really good moisturizer to make your skin smooth and silky. It is really simple to make your own body butter that leaves your skin silky smooth. So, the next time you go shopping, grab these ingredients on your way home and make your own body butter.
Easy Steps To Make Peppermint Whipped Body Butter For Silky Smooth Skin:
You will need ½ cup Shea butter, ½ cup cocoa butter, ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup almond or olive oil and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Since peppermint oil has a powerful smell try adding about 2 to 4 drops for your first batch. If you want your body butter to have more fragrance, add a few more drops of peppermint essential oil.
Melt The Butter And Oil:
Take the Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and almond oil in a vessel and mix well. Place the vessel on low heat and stir until it melts. Now, allow the mixture to cool slightly and then place it in the fridge. The mixture will have to stay in the fridge until it gets a soft consistency. Take care to make sure that the mixture does not get too hard.
Add Essential Oil:
Now, add the essential oil to the mixture and mix well. Whip the mixture until it becomes fluffy using a hand mixer. Store the mixture in a glass jar and use it as and when necessary for soft and supple skin. If the room temperature is high, the body butter might start melting again. In that case store it in the fridge or you can chill it up and whip it again before using.
You can scoop this body butter into attractive little bottles and gift them to your near and dear ones. The body butter has a shelf life of about 6 to 12 months, so keep these ready for the holiday season and surprise everyone. If one of your friends is a big fan of lavender, you can use lavender essential oil instead of peppermint oil and make your friend happy.
This body butter has zero chemicals and is great for skin health. The oils and butter used in this recipe are excellent moisturizers and have no adverse effect on the skin. Peppermint oil smells great and is known to be effective in preventing skin problems.