This all natural recipe for cocoa peppermint whipped body butter is nourishing to the skin and cooling for those hot summer months.
Hi! My name is Lisa and I blog about food from scratch, natural living and a handmade home over at Farmhouse on Boone. I am a long time reader of Beth’s blog, so I’m so happy to be guest posting over here.
I know Beth is committed to sharing recipes and remedies that promote health. That’s why I thought this recipe for All Natural Cocoa Peppermint Whipped Body Butter would be a perfect fit. It’s easy to whip up, and free from the toxic chemicals found in conventional lotions and body butters.
Warmer months are on the horizon. For a Midwest dweller, like myself, I can’t help but let out a little “Hallelujah!” at that. To keep my skin moisturized and healthy, I like to make body butter with four simple ingredients and essential oils. This recipe is especially helpful for the summer months, because the peppermint adds a cooling effect. It’s even great for little ones who complain about being hot.
The coca butter gives this recipe a delicious chocolatey smell. Combined with the peppermint essential oil, it kind of reminds me of a peppermint patty. I must restrain myself from licking the beaters! 😉
Cocoa Peppermint Whipped Body Butter
Since the ingredients are all just equal parts, you could easily double and triple this recipe. It is great to make in large batches as gifts, or just to use for your family for the year.
Melt all the ingredients in a double boiler. If you don’t actually have one, like me, you can take notes from the super sophisticated setup that I rigged up.
Yep. It’s just a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. I do it all the time, to make body butter, lip balm, sunscreen, etc.
Once the ingredients are melted together, add the peppermint essential oil.
Next, pop it into the freezer to let it firm up a bit.
When it has set up, take it out of the freezer and put it in your mixer. (You could also leave it in the bowl and use a hand mixer.)
Whip it up.
Put it in a mason jar, and add a little jute bow if you wish.
The recipe yields one pint. I stored mine in two half pint wide mouth mason jars. This body butter can be stored for up to one year at room temperature.
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