Crafty Makes, Natural Cosmetics

Make your own Organic Body Butter (which smells amazing!)

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So, it has been another fun week of the summer holidays. We have been making all sorts, I have a stash of projects and activities to share with you all.

My favourite make this week is this gorgeous DIY organic body butter which smells like chocolate 🍫😋. It has been a hit for all the family especially my daughter, and it’s great as I have used natural ingredients that are good for her sensitive skin. This DIY lotion makes your skin so soft. Each of the ingredients have their own list of benefits, cocoa butter not only smells delicious, it is also great for fading stretch marks and scars.

This recipe uses 2 cups worth of ingredients in total but where it whips up it will go further. I filled 2 glass honey jars and a small tub for my daughter. One of the jars is for my lovely Sister-in-law and fellow blogger Alicia (check out her blog here).

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I bought the cacoa/ cocoa butter from here. The sweet almond oil here. Shea butter here. The organic coconut oil is from Lidl (£2.50ish and can reuse the jar).

Method:
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First of all put all the ingredients into a bain-marie/ double boiler. I just uses a metal mixing bowl over a saucepan, but I might invest in a proper unit one day – but this works fine. 3 (3)

Turn on the heat and melt slowly, stirring until all ingredients mixed into a liquid. Leave to cool and put in the fridge for about 1- 1 1/2 hours so it starts to firm up at the edges.

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This is where the electric whisk would be handy. My husband wanted to avoid the washing up; so he said he’ll whisk by hand 🙄. Half hour later 😅 it was a thick and creamy (it would only take 10 minutes with the electric whisk to get the same effect – but think of the calories burnt!).

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Put it back into the fridge for 20 minutes and the mixture should firm up.

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Spoon the mixture into the jars/ containers. I like to use glass jars for cosmetics rather than plastic. I usually save them when we finish a jar of honey or coconut oil (and are great for candles too – but I’ll save that for another post).

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They’re finished! The chocolatey smell is divine – it must be the mixture of coconut oil and cocoa butter that is a winning combo. I strongly urge you to try this body butter and you’ll understand how scrummy it smells. I have been using it for a few days straight after showering and my skin feels so soft, and it’s great knowing there are no nasty chemicals in the ingredients.

Do you know anyone who would love to make or receive this? Share or follow using the options below. I’d love to read your comments so let me know if you will be trying this out.

Jaimi xx

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36 Comments

  1. Dear, you know probably that I am all into organic!!! Your recipe is definitely a must have for me so… I will prepare it as soon as my actual coconut butter will finish (if not sooner 😀 )
    Thank you so so much for sharing!!!
    Bless you!

    1. Your always welcome 🙂. I’m still new to avoiding chemicals – but each item swapped for organic is exciting.

  2. Well never tried something on my body, they say man don’t need to have soft skin 🙂 but I liked reading,

    1. Who says this? I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  3. This looks amazing 😍 I can only imagine the scent (I LOVE the smell of coconut oil) 💖

    1. It is a gorgeous smell of chocolate and coconut oil 😊

  4. Wow that’s so cool that you can make your own! It’s so very neat! I love how easy it is to make.

    1. It really is simple (especially if someone else whisks haha 😁)

  5. Surely I try it thanx for sharing

    1. Your welcome Prachi!

  6. I am all about the diys. Really love your recipe will definitely try this

    1. Trust me Maha you will love it 😊

  7. helenevlacho says:

    That is s fantastic recipe and so easy to make. If i only could use something else instead of coconut oil it would be perfect. (i can’t stand the smell)

    1. I know Biona do an odourless one which has been lightly steamed to remove fragrance. Either that or you may be able to experiment without it, but I like knowing it has the benefits off all the ingredients x

  8. Really want to give this a try! It looks like a lot of fun to make and then you have something that lasts a while at the end!

    1. Go for it! I have been using lots and have loads left.

  9. this is such a smart idea,I like home made recipes. I shall try this out thanks

    1. Let me know how you get on 😊

  10. Sohaiba Irfan says:

    WOW WOW WOW SO Easy and wonderful!! Gotta give it a try

    1. It really is, this is so much better that other body butters I have purchased and at a fraction of the cost without the nasty chemicals.

  11. can’t wait to try this:)

    1. Glad to hear that Kerri. Let me know how you get on 😊

  12. Pinning this as I enjoy to make my own “stuff”, and I bet this smells delicious!

    1. It smells as delicious as some of your food pics look. Anyone reading this Cynthia’s page will make you hungry! foodiefoodmood.com

  13. This sounds so cool and like it would make your skin feel incredible!

    1. It really does. When I was making it I kept wiping the excess (from prodding it to see if it had set) on my arm – that arm was soo much softer 😆

  14. Love this !! Diy and homemade body butter mmm . This would be heavenly on my skin

    1. When you try, let me know what you thought x

  15. I’m going to make this for my friends for Christmas! Thank you for the idea!

  16. Your welcome Christine! I’m sure it will go down well. It could look cute with a cute tag on the jar x

  17. Definitely I am trying this

    1. Great – I’m glad it was helpful 😊

  18. Very interesting thanks

    1. Your welcome Sam – thanks for commenting 😊

  19. Ooh i lovr body butter
    This one looks really nice too! Might just have to try it one day

    1. I am going to need to make a bigger batch next time – It’s great even on my daughters sensitive skin. x

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