Lavender and Orange Anti-Aging Body Cream

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This DIY body butter is a cheaper, more natural alternative to the pricey creams available in stores. Shea and cocoa butters with coconut and jojoba oils deliver a quadruple dose of moisture. Argan and vitamin E oils combat signs of aging including wrinkles, sagging and dullness. Lavender and sweet orange essential oils add a pleasant, calming scent.

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This also makes a sweet and unexpected holiday gift. Make a DIY spa set by adding a loofah, candle, lavender-scented sugar scrub and a bar of soothing lavender and chamomile soap.

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Lavender and Orange Anti-Aging Body Cream

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Time: 30 minutes plus cooling time
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients: (Follow the links for options to buy online. Ordering online in bulk can be cheaper than the organic food store route.)

½ cup shea butter (more shea)

½ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup jojoba oil

2 tablespoons cocoa butter (more cocoa butter)

1 tablespoon argan oil

1 tablespoon vitamin E oil

15 drops lavender essential oil, optional

15 drops sweet orange essential oil, optional

Directions:

Combine shea and cocoa butters and coconut oil. Microwave until melted.

Pour into mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.

Add other ingredients. (I processed the mixture in a blender for good measure.)

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Cool in fridge until firm, about 1 hour. (When you poke the mixture with your finger it should leave an indentation.)

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Using a hand or stand mixer, beat mixture until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. (This will take 15-20 minutes.)

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Store in a cool, dry place in airtight container or jar.

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