Shea butter and coconut oil whipped into a tizzy gives you an awesome fluffy textured body or face butter.
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:
Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot
These oils serve double duty. They are great for skin rejuvenation and balancing sebum production, therefore good for all skin types.
Beneficial for the psyche, these essential oils are great for uplifting spirits after an exhausting day. Great way to help pull yourself out of the "blues".
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 along with a pleasant disposition to go with it.
Shea and Coconut Fluff Moisturizing Body Butter comes in a 4 oz. plastic jar.
"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!"
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