Why do I love whipped body butter? Let me ask you this:
Does your moisturizer make you nervous?
Let me guess:
It’s either filled with questionable ingredients or wildly expensive. Or both. (Here’s a list of chemicals to avoid in body lotion.)
Like you, I’ve been seeking a natural alternative to those bottles of creamy (but chemical-laden) conventional lotions.
It hasn’t been easy.
Coconut oil has always been a top contender, but it wasn’t until I tried a new coconut oil body butter recipe that I finally found my personal holy grail moisturizer.
Why Whipped Body Butter with Coconut Oil?
I’ve been having an on again, off again love affair with coconut oil as a moisturizer for a few years now.
I love that it’s pure, natural and even inexpensive.
But we don’t always get along, and in the winter things get hard. Literally. I practically need a jackhammer to get enough coconut oil out of the jar to moisturize my dry winter skin.
This is a serious problem, because I’m a big fan of convenience, and wrestling with a jar of coconut oil isn’t exactly my cup of tea in the wee hours of the morning.
What about heating up the jar?
Heating the jar to melt the oil never worked for me, either, because I chronically forgot to do it!
So most of the time I’d end up digging it out with my fingernails, or I’d just give up and go back to my old lotion stand-by.
But deep down I felt there was a way to work things out. Coconut oil and I were meant to moisturize together. I just needed to figure out the how.
Here’s what I did:
One day I ran across a recipe for whipped shea butter, and this got me thinking: