DIY Double Chocolate Body Butter
Rich, luxurious DIY body butter that's super easy to make and will soothe even the worst dry skin! Made with cocoa butter, almond oil, and other all natural ingredients.
Servings 16 ounces
Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a small saucepan on the stove or in a glass bowl in the microwave. Whisk occasionally during heating.
Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
Allow mixture to cool in the fridge (will take a few hours), then whip by hand with a wire whisk (which is what I did) or in a stand mixer (which will yield a lighter and fluffier texture).
Transfer to storage containers (makes approximately 16 oz).
To use, dab a tiny amount (half a dime) on finger and massage into both hands.
- The cooled mixture has a firm texture - If you want a lighter, fluffier body butter, use an electric mixer to whip the chilled mixture to soft peaks.
- For Chocolate Mint Body Butter, add 8 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- Regular and mint flavors both make great lip balm too!
- Don't omit the beeswax! Adding the small amount of beeswax provides just enough drying to give a nice, moisturizing texture without leaving any oily residue.