It has been a while since I uploaded a DIY clean beauty recipe. In fact, it has actually been years. But, with lockdown in full swing, I have realised how important self-care is right now, and I don’t know about you guys but my stress levels have rocketed thanks to working at home whilst homeschooling the kids. That and I’ve now developed some pretty dry skin from being indoors so much. So, this is why I came up with a Whipped Body Butter for emotional balance.
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Don’t worry you won’t need to buy 5 billion essential oils for this as my lovely friends over at Indigo Herbs actually stock a gorgeous essential oil blend catered specifically to, yup you guessed it, emotional balance. It contains a harmonising blend of geranium, lavender, fennel, and bergamot pure essential oils. Indigo Herbs only ever extract their essential oils using steam distillation or the cold pressing method to ensure the highest and purest quality of essential oils. At £6.99 for 10ml, I think this is an absolute bargain.
“This Emotional balance blend is excellent for soothing a wounded heart and enveloping the user in a nurturing aroma. It can calm the emotions and provide excellent support during times of upset and grief.” – Indigo Herbs
The scent is very fresh and uplifting and reminds me of being outdoors which I think is what I, and probably most people, need right now. I decided to use a mixture of cacao butter, coconut oil, shea butter oil, and jojoba oil to help nourish. I always use shea butter in my body butter recipes but with the weather being so hot I wanted to the body butter to be very lightweight and too many solid butters can leave you feeling a bit sweaty in this weather. So, I opted for cold-pressed shea butter oil instead.
Shea butter oil is anti-inflammatory, super healing, and is rich in skin supportive vitamins A and E. It helps to create a protective barrier, whilst nourishing and rejuvenating dull, tired skin. It’s also so lightweight that you can use it on your hair too. Jojoba oil, quite similarly to shea, is super rich in vitamin E which helps to keep the skin soft and supple, as well as being soothing for sensitive skin or those suffering from dry skin conditions.
Making your own body butter might seem quite scary but it’s actually really simple. You just melt together all of the ingredients over a bain-marie, or if that seems too much for you you can pop it in the microwave in short sharp bursts. Once melted you leave to solidify in the fridge or freezer, then break it up and whip it together in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. You’re essentially making frosting for your skin! The end result should be mousse-like when applied to the skin and it really does feel light and airy.
It’s not only simple to make but also cheaper to make your own body butter in large batches, then store in clean airtight jars away from light and heat for up to 6 months. Anyway, enough of my babbling on, if you don’t believe me, you’ll just have to make it yourself. Check out my recipe below for a body butter that will leave you feeling chilled AF.
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- Melt all of the ingredients, except for the essential oil blend, in a heat proof bowl over a bain marie on a low heat. Once melted leave to cool for 10 minutes before placing in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, or the refrigerator for an hour, until set. There will be a slight layer of liquid oil on top but don't worry!
- Transfer the body butter into a stand mixer along with the essential oil blend and whip until the light and fluffy. Transfer to airtight jars.