Shea butter and coconut oil whipped into a frenzy gives you an awesome fluffy textured body or facial moisturizer.
Body butter recipes can vary with many choices of therapeutic oils and butters. Shea and Coconut Fluff Moisturizing Body Butter utilizes two basic ingredients for intensive skin care: shea butter and coconut oil. No added water!
Whipped to achieve a fluffy, non-greasy consistency, this combination is a suburb moisturizer for both face and body. A soothing aid for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, Shea and Coconut Fluff helps moisturize and heal.
Shea butter comes from karite nut trees found in Africa. Some call shea butter African cocoa butter. These nuts are crushed and boiled to extract the sought after fat.
It is a heavy butter, but once it penetrates the skin this method of skin care is very therapeutic for healing and moisturizing dry, sensitive skin and even helps fade those fine lines. Its anti-inflammatory properties and fatty acid content aid in the relief of damage done by scratching skin bothered by eczema and psoriasis.
Coconut oil is found inside coconut shells. To extract this oil the coconut meat is crushed and heated in boiling water. The floating oil is then skimmed off and collected. Coconut oil melts above temperatures of 76 degrees, therefore this body butter will soften if exposed to heat.
Known for its ability to help skin retain moisture, this wonderful hydrator is often used for chronic dry skin and as a hair conditioner. Also a plus, coconut oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties from the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.
Note: If you are allergic to coconut oil or just prefer shea butter, this fluff can easily be made with just shea butter and leave out the coconut oil. Just let me know.
Essential oils chosen for this silky butter are patchouli and lavender. If you prefer some other scent or none at all, let me know.
Patchouli has a powerful action on our psyche and brings a sense of sacredness of life. Its earthy smell can stimulate and strengthen the nervous system and act almost like a sedative for anxiety. As a perfume it can cling to clothes for extended periods of time.
Containing a healing agent, patchoulene, patchouli is also recommended for healing inflamed skin conditions and wound care. Its skin rejuvenating properties help mature skin maintain its suppleness, therefore is often seen in moisturizing creams.
Lavender is one of those herbs most of us have experienced. Used in perfumery, cosmetics, burns and skin conditions, insect repellent, emotional anxiety, this plant is one of the most effective oils in natural cosmetics.
Lavender's sweet yet woodsy scent goes well with many oil blends and actually strengthens their effects. Known as the protective love of Mother Earth, lavender is like a gentle blanket to tuck us in when upset and burdened.
Normally I use unrefined shea butter for the full therapeutic benefits. However, unrefined shea butter has a pleasant odor of its own but tends to mask the scent of added fragrances. To achieve a whiter look and to enable the aroma to be at its best I'll use refined shea butter for the body butter fluffs. The refined has been refined specifically to eliminate the scent; this is done by filtration through activated charcoal and diatomaceous earth. This should not effect the nutrients in the oil. If you want the unrefined please let me know.
Soften and pamper your skin and you'll soon regain your youthful glow.
"Just realized this body butter is also great for use on my face! It soaks right in without an oily residue or shine. Love it!"
Shea and Coconut Fluff Moisturizing Body Butter comes in a 4 oz. plastic jar.
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