Monday, May 23, 2011

Body Butter Recipe by Joan Morais

Love body butters? Would like to create your own? Then check out this by Joan Morais easy and superb body butter to make.

This recipe makes approximately 12 ounces. You will need the following ingredients to create this recipe:

3/4 cup cocoa butter
3/4 cup shea butter
5 oz almond oil
8 drops vit E oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon or 50 drops essential oil-try lavender or peppermint (optional)

Warm up double boiler, melt shea butter.Add cocoa butter, melt. Add almond oil, stir. Remove from heat. Add Vitamin E oil and essential oil when cooled or before whipping. Pour into a bowl (metal is best). Set bowl with mixture into a bowl with cold water and put in freezer for 15-30 minutes or until cloudy on top. Take out of freezer. Whip for about 4 minutes until a frosting consistency. Spoon into containers. Label.

According to Joan, you can substitute other oils and butters for the ones listed. If you like to see a demonstration of this product being made, check outh this video clip of Joan herself demonstrating the making of this project:

If you are interested in learning more about Joan, please check out her website ( She does teach classes and sells her ebooks in the following topics: cold process soap making, lotion making, Body Butters: Whipped & Lotion Bars, candle making, and more.

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