A few weeks ago I made my own facial/body scrub from cornmeal and I got the bug for creating my own beauty products. I confess I am addicted to moisturiser I don't know when enough is enough and often apply so much moisturiser after a bath that I am beyond saturation point. I honestly believe that on day Joe will go to give me a hug and I will shoot straight out of his arms like a bar of soap. I have issues. I could get over those issues or find a cheaper way to deal with my habit - I chose the later.
I bought all of my ingredients online and they were really inexpensive and there were loads of on line shops out there to choose from so you should not have a problem sourcing stuff.
You will need;
500g Shea Butter
250g Coconut Oil (cosmetic grade)
200g Cocoa Butter
20ml Avocado Oil
15ml Vitamin E Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil (which has a citrus smell you can use your own combination for smell)
- Melt the 2 solid butters and the solid coconut oil in a pan over a low heat. Once they have melted remove from the heat.
- Add the vitamin E oil and the avocado oil to the mixture and leave to cool.
- Once the mixture becomes opaque again but is still liquid add the essential oils you are going to use and whisk to give a creamy aerated texture.
- Now you can decant to jars to keep or give as gifts.
This recipe makes a huge amount of a really rich butter so it will last for ages and is cheaper than buying the alternative in stores. In the Body Shop you can pay £12.50 for 200ml of body butter and the more natural exclusive stores it can cost more. So now I can put on so much moisturiser I could probably swim the channel, well if I was a better swimmer but you get my point.