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.
Lavender and Orange Anti-Aging Body Cream
Ingredients: (Follow the links for options to buy online. Ordering online in bulk can be cheaper than the organic food store route.)
½ cup coconut oil
1/3 cup jojoba oil
1 tablespoon argan oil
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
15 drops lavender essential oil, optional
15 drops sweet orange essential oil, optional
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.)
Cool in fridge until firm, about 1 hour. (When you poke the mixture with your finger it should leave an indentation.)
Using a hand or stand mixer, beat mixture until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. (This will take 15-20 minutes.)
Store in a cool, dry place in airtight container or jar.