Mask, Open door, sanitize, work, repeat. That is the way of the world these days and it is leaving our skin feeling a little more then neglected. With winter coming closer and closer and early morning temps in single digits – I knew we had to save our hides (so to speak) or risk some major cracking.
So the gentle donkey trots off to the kitchen and whips up some school friendly Body butters. I have tried many butters in the past but none quiet as good as this recipe that was sent to me this summer. This recipe orig came from a lady who dedicates her blog to food storage and prep. She helped inspire me to blog ! Food Storage Moms. This butter can be scented but we opted to stick with plain vanilla honey scent. It is just so yummy smelling.
Honey Vanilla whipped body butter – c/o Food Storage Moms
- 1 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (solid)
- 1 cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1/3 Raw Honey
- 3 tablespoons Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
- Optional Essential Oils (bergamot, neroli are good choices)
Combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and honey in a double boiler. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Depending on your stove it may take 10-20 minutes to totally melt the ingredients.
After it melts, remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to solidify the mixture. It will take about 4-5 hours.
Once the mixture is ready, scoop pieces into your stand mixer bowl. I used my Kitchen Aid flat beater attachment to “whip” the mixture. You can use a heavy-duty hand mixer if desired.
Now, add the vanilla, and or few drops of essential oils of choice. This recipe will fill ten-1/2 pint mason jars. Place a lid on and screw tight. Place jars in the refrigerator, if desired.
Note: we use coconut oil but if allergic try subbing cocoa butter