I was given the opportunity to review a great product. As many of you know I love to make homemade, and handmade products. I had been wanting to try to make Body Butter for some time. I got the chance this week.
Raw Organic Unfiltered Shea Butter, is the product sent to me for review. I received a one pound block of shea butter. I immediately had to try it. It was heavenly on my hands, feet, and even my hair. I have very thick, unmanageable hair, and this shea butter made it smooth and no frizz.
So, I thought I would try to make some scented body butter. I will list my ingredients and steps. Now, mind you this was my first time, and I kind of just used odds and ends I had around the house already. Though my results were very good, I do recommend for scent, that you get some real nice essential oils.
Raw Organic Unfiltered Shea Butter the whole pound
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup jojoba fruit oil
A few sprinkles of lavender scented baby oil
Because I do not own a double boiler, and did not want to ruin my sauce pan, I put water in the sauce pan, then set a glass bowl on top. Then I put all the ingredients into the glass bowl. Heat it on low, and stir frequently. Once everything is melted, stir in the lavender scent. I then removed it from the heat right away, and put it into two mason jars. I waited about 15 minutes, but it didn't harden, so I put it in the fridge. The whole process took about two hours, until it firmed up. If I leave it out, it gets runny, so I will be keeping in the fridge for the Summer months. It was a nice white milky color. I was going to add some food coloring to it, but honestly I was chicken, lol. Even though I was worried about the ingredients not coming out of my glass bowl, it washed right out with some Dawn dish soap.
I may get some more of this, perfect my process, and give some heavenly body butter for Christmas. You totally do not have to make the body butter, like I did, the product is wonderful, and will leave you soft all over, all by itself.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.