Bathrooms are a scary place, they seem to accumulate plastic packed lotions and potions, cellophane wrapped cosmetics and tubes and tubs of tinctures and treatments. As you have probably heard me say before… “before I knew better” as a family we collected all those little single use guest giveaways, body products, plastic combs, toothbrushes and shower caps, mending kits, shoe wipes and even sanitary bags. Ashamed I am. So now I am on the band wagon of mitigating our waste I have accumulated recipes instead of freebies, replacing chemical laden creams with coconut, sweet almond, and essential oil bottles, boxes of bicarb, bamboo toothbrushes and home made cotton makeup remover pads.
You are probably wondering what the benefits are of creating your own DIY Cosmetics? Apart from the cost saving, these homemade solutions contain no harmful chemicals and can be fragranced to suit the individual, I even dare to say that MY DIY natural deodorant is the BEST one I have ever come across.
Always on the look out for a new product to make that replaces it’s plastic packaged alternative, I stumbled across this recipe for Whipped Body Butter and thought I would give it a go. If you are having trouble finding shae butter or cocoa butter check out your local health food store or go to Australian Wholesales Oils website.
WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Ingredients – in equal quantities (I used half a cup)
- Shae Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
Melt over a double boiler.
Place in the refrigerator to harden for about 1 hour.
Beat with electric mixer, scraping down the sides as you go, until it resembles whipped cream.
Add five to 10 drops of your favourite essential oil and mix well.
Scoop into bottles and store.
Take a look at the video for instructions and explanation as to the benefits of the essential ingredients. Let me know what you think!