Homemade Lotion: Chocolate Coconut Body Butter

Make a batch of this delicious all natural plant-based body butter for your dry skin and gardening hands.

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Make Your Own Chocolate Coconut Body Butter

Treat yourself or a loved one to this homemade beauty treatment that smells sinfully good!

Gather Your Supplies

For this body butter, you will need: measuring cups/1/2 cup cocoa butter/3/4 cup coconut oil/1 tablespoon jojoba oil/essential oil of your choice (optional)/glass bowls/very hot water/ ice/kitchen mixer/spoon/storage container/ribbon/label.

Like Butter

The cocoa butter and the coconut oil at room temperature may be solid in form and too hard to whip. If so, they will need to be softened. To do so, place the cocoa butter in a small glass bowl. In a larger bowl, add hot water. Place the bowl with the cocoa butter inside the bowl with the water.

Melt Completely

The cocoa butter will begin to melt immediately. Continue stirring until the cocoa butter is entirely melted into a liquid. Remove from the hot water bath. Repeat the melting process for the coconut oil if necessary.

Like Creamy Peanut Butter

Place the bowl with the melted cocoa butter in a bowl filled with ice. Stir it constantly until it reaches the consistency of creamy peanut butter. Repeat this process as well if you had to melt the coconut oil.

Whip It Good

Add the cocoa butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil to the mixing bowl as well as a few drops of your essential oil (optional). With a kitchen mixer on high, whip the ingredients for about 5 minutes until light fluffy peaks are formed.

Package Your Lotion

Add the whipped body butter to a container of your choice.

Label and Ribbon

Directions for use: A little goes a long way. Place a small dab on your finger. Once it reaches your skin it will begin to immediately melt. Continue rubbing it into your skin and be amazed as your skin soaks up this fragrant, nourishing lotion.