Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Shea Butter Balm Lotion

Smells like chocolate frosting & makes skin silky soft!
I happened to be out of delightful homemade moisturizing balm lotion and needed more.
While still on the hunt for an electric mixer within budgeted range (to make whipped Shea butter lotion of course), the balm is still quite beneficial and is best straight after shower/bath towel drying. It leaves behind touchably soft skin and enticing scent of chocolate thanks to raw cocoa butter.
Now when I first started making this, I used the cheating microwave method- which made unscented, scorching Shea butter overwhelm cocoa butter fragrance. That isn't the case anymore at traditional boiling hot water and placing heat proof bowl atop to allow butters and oils to slowly melt into one cohesive oil.
For dry, thirsty, ashy skin- balm melts right in and  kisses all those pesky problems goodbye.
Hello summer glow and chocolate scent!

Shea Butter Balm Ingredients and Preparation

boiling water
2 cup raw unrefined shea butter
1/2 cup raw unrefined cocoa butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoon olive oil
a few drops jojoba oil

The ingredients and empty lotion jar. Yes, I reuse every Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil jar. Comes in handy!
Scooping from my huge tub of Shea butter.
Place a steel bowl over top of boiled water and add shea and cocoa butter.
Slowly it all begins to melt.
Add coconut, olive, and jojoba oils. Once its all melted, pour into a heat proof jar and refrigerate for 4 hours.
It becomes a smooth balm.
Store in a cool, dark place.

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