Friday, April 5, 2013

Homemade Body Butter, also known as, Janet's Body Shmootz

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This is my simple recipe for easy body butter/balm.  It has NO PRESERVATIVES, so it will not last for long.  I make a small container full at a time - about 4 oz.

You can use this for an eye makeup remover, moisturizer - body and face, and hand cream - it's an all purpose cream.

Sometimes I will alternate and use more of one item - or add items, like olive oil

Janet's Body Shmootz (2 types)

you will need:
--glass bowl
--immersion blender, or wire whisk
--container or jar with lid (if recycled, please clean out first)

--3 TBSP coconut oil
--3 TBSP shea butter
--3 TBSP sweet almond oil


--3 TBSP coconut oil
--3 TBSP shea butter
--1 TBSP sweet almond oil
--1 TBSP olive oil

Mix ingredients together in bowl till well blended.  Put in freezer for 10 minutes - this will harden the mixture.  Then, blend for a few minutes or until whipped the way you want it -  OR, use the wire whisk until whipped up nicely.

Put in jar or container.

Keep in refrigerator when not in use - it will last longer that way.  It will be a hard butter and will melt on its own, but if you want to use it right away, put it in microwave for about 10-15 seconds OR, set container in sink of hot water for a few minutes - then, shake it up and it's ready to use.  I carry it in my purse all day, then put it back in frig at night.

1 comment:

  1. NOTE - this stuff is fabulous - i keep a small container (about 4 oz) in my bag and take it to work with me - at night, stick it in the frig (just so it will last longer) - but you don't have to - and sometimes i heat it in the microwave to make it more of an "oil" - so far, the small container lasts me almost a month - just depends on how much you use it

    ALSO - there are no preservatives in this, so make sure you SMELL IT before you USE IT - if it smells like a dirty sock or something rank - it's bad - so far, i haven't had that happen because by making a small amount, i use it up