Body butter is thicker than lotion and contains less or no water. This means it takes longer to penetrate the skin (don’t walk on a floor barefoot after applying body butter to your feet!) but it’s very moisturizing and softens even those tougher, very dry spots like the knees, elbows, and feet.
The combination of Kokum and sweet almond oil makes a highly moisturizing combination, but whipping the mix helps it go on smoothly without being oily.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Kokum butter – 1 cup
Sweet Almond Oil – 1/2 cup
Spearmint essential oil – 10 drops
WHY THESE INGREDIENTS
Kokum butter helps heal dry and cracked skin especially elbows, knees and soles of feet. It may also aid in improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Kokum butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which softens the skin and helps promote elasticity. Because of its rich emollient properties, kokum butter is easily absorbed by the skin and lips, so it’s healing properties can penetrate deep into the layers of the dermis rather quickly.
Sweet almond oil
Sweet almond oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, mono saturated fatty acids, protein. Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant. The Vitamin E in the sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.
Spearmint essential oil
Spearmint is milder than Peppermint, it helps to relieve tired muscles without giving you a menthol shock which peppermint gives. It makes us feel fresher and I love it. Spearmint essential oil helps to reduces the build up of callus so it is great to add to a body butter that is intended to be used as foot butter too.
HOW TO MAKE THIS WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Take the kokum butter, sweet almond oil in a bowl (or beaker if you own one)
Melt the butter using double boiler method.
Set it aside in fridge and once it has harden a little bit start whipping it using a blender.
Once the butter starts to give stiff peaks, you can stop blending and our whipped body butter is ready. Store it in an airtight moisture free container.
Thats all for today’s post guys