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DIY Whipped Body Butter Lotion
A few weeks ago I did a post on how to make your own DIY Lotion Bars. Well, today I wanted to share my favorite go to lotion. DIY Whipped Body Butter Lotion! Do you have any idea how much this stuff costs at the store?!? It is ridiculous! Once you see how easy it is to make, you will NEVER buy the expensive stuff again! Use this stuff after you have exfoliated with some homemade sugar scrub bars all of the winter yuck, and you will be summer ready!
A hand or stand mixer (this makes the process go A LOT faster)
An Airtight container that has been cleaned, and preferably dipped in boiling water to sterilize.
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Shea Butter
1-2 Tablespoons Vitamin E Oil
Essential Oils for fragrance
Food Coloring (optional)
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
Place coconut oil in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your butters in 20 second bursts, stirring well in between each burst until completely melted.
Add melted butters to coconut oil, and with a mixer on high, beat for 5 minutes.
Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and add in any essential oils, colorant and cornstarch. Beat on high for an additional 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
Refrigerate again for 15 minutes to allow to set and then transfer into an airtight container.
*If at any point your peaks start to soften, place in refrigerator for a few minutes then continue to beat.
The cornstarch is no required, but it will help to reduce any greasy feeling the lotion may have.