I have been using coconut oil as a beauty product for quite some time now. I typically use it as face moisturizer or mix it with a bit of baking powder to create a facial scrub. This recipe is for a body butter which is a thick moisturizer for the body.
I have incorporated a few more natural ingredients to boost the skin benefit factor. Here are the ingredients you are going to need:
1 1/2 cup-Coconut oil. (needs to be in a solid state)
2 tablespoons-Sunflower seed oil.
2 tablespoons-Aloe vera.
1 tablespoon-Olive oil.
Here are some benefits of each ingredient:
Coconut Oil– Coconut oil contains triglycerides, due to the presence of these fats coconut oil retains the moisture in your skin.
Sunflower seed oil– Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamin E which acts as a antioxidant in the body and helps to regenerate cells. This oil will help to better protect your skin from sun damage and the natural skin aging process.
Aloe Vera-Aloe vera is used to treat various skin ailments such as sun burns. Aloe vera is also used for wound treatment and lessens the visibility of scars such as stretch marks.
Olive Oil– Like sunflower seed oil, olive oil contains a high level of Vitamin E which can help with premature aging.
First combined all ingredients into a large bowl. Again make sure your coconut oil is in a solid state this is necessary to achieve the whipped consistency.
Now with a hand mixer blend ingredients together until mixture has a frosting like consistency, about five minutes.
Now scoop the mixture into a glass container. Coconut oil has a melting temperature of 76 degrees, therefore in the summer months you’re going to want to keep your body butter refrigerated.
Just smear this stuff all over once you jump out of the shower and your skin will feel like a baby’s bottom all day!