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DIY Lavender-Orange Body Butter

With the high costs of beauty products nowadays, I decided I wanted to start making my own. Plus, the ingredient list on some items  you see in store or even have in your bathroom are mind baffling. Like why would I want to put all of those chemicals on one of the most important organs; my skin? No thanks!

So I started collecting some items I would need, like organic coconut oil, African Raw unrefined Shea Butter, apricot kernel oil, and an array of essential oils just to get me started.

For this recipe, I used the above and doTERRA’s lavender and wild orange essential oils.

doterra essential oils

Wild Orange:

  • High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when seasonal threats are high.
  • As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.

Lavender:

  • In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
  • Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck.
  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep.

How to make Lavender-Orange Body Butter

Lavender-Orange Body Butter

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of unrefined shea butter.
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil.
  • 1/2 cup of apricot kernel oil. (or any other fast absorbing carrier oil)
  • 15 drops of Lavender and 15 drops of wild orange. (add more for a stronger smell.

Instructions:

  1. Combine the shea butter, the coconut oil and apricot together in a double boiler, or use a pan and a metal or glass bowl if you dont have a double boiler. Heat until melted. It’s faster if you break up the shea butter into smaller chunks.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15-20 minuses. It should still be warm.
  3. Add your drops of essential oils. (If it needs more, add 5-10 more drops each.)
  4. Place the bowl in the freezer until slightly hardened. Around 30 minutes. I forgot about mine and it was solid, but it still worked, just took a bit longer to whip.body butter
  5. Whip the solid contents for 5-8 minutes until you get a whipped consistency using a mixer, either hand or stand. I used hand cause that’s all I have atm.
  6. Add body butter to jars. I used Ball brand 4oz jelly jars and it only filled about 3 of them.

I made these as baby shower prizes for my sisters baby shower a couple weeks ago and it was a hit!

I was afraid theyd melt in the summer heat, but nope they stayed whipped. Granted it wasn’t super hot that day, maybe mid-70s.

One of these 4 oz jars lasts a long time and should be shelf stable as long as you get no water in it for at least 6 months. A little bit goes a long ways too!

I love it because I have dry skin. Makes my bumpy arms feel so soft after a week of using it.

I’ll be trying to make more chemical free items when I get the chance now that I have a little one, so stay tuned!

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