Maryann’s Moisturizing Body Butter
I’ve created this body butter especially for dry skin…it nourishes the skin with natural moisturizers and antibacterial properties, such as hemp oil and honey.
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (or Butter)
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
1 Tablespoon Castor Oil
1 Tablespoon Hemp Oil
10 (or more) Drops Essential Oil of your choice
Prepare a double broiler, or create a makeshift one by filling a large pot with a few inches of water and setting a smaller pot inside. Heat the boiler over medium high heat, until the water starts to simmer. Place the Coconut oil and beeswax in the smaller pot. Stir until the mixture melts. Keep stirring for about 15 minutes. It’s important that you melt this slowly taking care that it does not burn.
Stir constantly as you add your Honey, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil and Hemp Oil. Keep stirring until everything is completely incorporated.
Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes then stir in 10 to 15 drops of your favorite Essential Oil(s).
Scoop the mixture into a jar with wide mouth…and ENJOY!
This body butter should be fine stored at room temp….as long as it doesn’t get too warm. Keeping it in the refrigerator will prolong its shelf life…and feel nice & cool when you apply it.