Waste Free: Body Butter

I found this whipped body butter recipe at trashisfortossers.com. The four components lock in moisture and soothe even the most wintry skin. I make one batch every few months, as a little goes a long way.

I buy the ingredients at various places. I bought the shea butter and cocoa butter in bulk online. They did come in a plastic bag, but the amount of each ingredient will last me about three years and I plan to use the bag afterwards. I buy the coconut oil in a glass jar and almond oil at Whole Foods.


Mix equal parts of shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and almond oil into a pot. I shred the cocoa butter with a knife into smaller pieces so it melts faster. The rest of the ingredients melt quickly.IMG_7500


Heat the pot over low heat until all of the ingredients are melted. Then pour it into a bowl to store in the fridge until the lotion solidifies.


Once the lotion sets, whip it into a body butter using a hand held mixer. At this point, you can mix in essential oils if you fancy. Lavender essential oil works well for this. We typically don’t add any oils as we prefer the smell of the body butter as is.


I store the body butter in a mason jar on my bathroom counter. It keeps for up to 3 months at room temperature. And there you have it folks, waste free whipped body butter!


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