DIY Non-Greasy Body Butter and Pain Cream

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Non-Greasy Whipped Body Butter
Ingredients:
*1/2 cup unrefined shea butter
*1/2 cup unrefined cocoa or mango butter
*1/2 cup coconut oil
*1/2 cup liquid oil (or any two combinations of almond, hemp, rosehip, sunflower, grapeseed, olive, etc.)
*2 TBSP arrowroot powder (optional but helps the oils from the body butter to sink into the skin faster and leaving a less greasy feeling)
*1 tsp vitamin e (optional but helps to moisturize and keeps oils fresh longer)
*essential oils- I like using patchouli, tea tree, frankincense, and orange. I also love lavender and frank. for pain cream I use peppermint, panaway, lemongrass, copaiba, and valor.

Directions:
Combine the butters and coconut oil in a double broiler (or makeshift one with pyrex glass bowl over pan of water) and melt.

Once mixture has completely melted, allow to sit for 20 min. Pour into glass bowl and then place in freezer or bowl in ice bath.

In a separate bowl combine liquid oils, vitamin E, and arrowroot. I use a fork to mix these well. then set aside

Once butter is halfway hardened, edges will be solid and middle will be liquid or like the consistency of jello. Remove from freezer or ice bath and Pour in the arrowroot liquid oil mix and blend with hand mixer.

If it isn’t whipping up place in freezer again for a few minutes. If it is still not whipping up for you, place bowl in ice bath and use blender to whip while bowl is still in ice bath.

Once it is whipped now you will add essential oils. ** I like to separate this recipe into 3 separate bowls at this time so that I can make lotion, pain cream, rubs or add different oils other than what I would normally use for daily lotion.

The butter will be more solidified into it’s true consistency overnight. So it’s it seems a bit thinner than you usually like, let it sit overnight it will become thicker.

Store in airtight container and enjoy!


 

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Simplified Body Butter/Pain Cream

Ingredients:
*1/2 cup shea or cocoa butter
*2 TBS grapeseed oil
*2 TBS sunflower or safflower oil
*1/4 TSP vitamin E oil
*1/2 TSP arrowroot powder
10-15 drops EO
(For Pain cream: 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops panaway, 5 drops Lemongrass, 5 drops copaiba, 5 drops valor)

Directions:
Combine shea butter, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil in bowl and melt in double broiler.

in a small bowl mix vitamin E and arrowroot.

Allow melted oils and butter to sit for 10 min, transfer to glass bowl and allow to sit in freezer or ice bath until formed. edges will be solid and middle will be liquid or like the consistency of jello. Remove from freezer or ice bath and add arrowroot and vitamin E oil mix and blend with hand mixer.

If it isn’t whipping up place in freezer again for a few minutes. If it is still not whipping up for you, place bowl in ice bath and use blender to whip while bowl is still in ice bath.

Once it is whipped now you will add essential oils. Mix and store in airtight container.

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