I made a lighter shea lotion earlier in the week. While this blend is a great daily lotion, I prefer to use a heavier body butter all over at least once a week. I also get patches of dryness and eczema that I prefer to use a heavy butter on, instead of harsh cortisone creams. This mix fits the bill!
A small jar of this can make an excellent stocking stuffer. Because this cream is mainly made of shea and cocoa butters, it tends to get waxy and harden up at room temperature. Just pop it in the microwave at 10 second intervals until it reaches a creamy, spreadable consistency when you want to use it. I like applying a warmed body cream when the temperatures get cooler anyway.
Cocoa Shea Rough Patch Butter
Ingredients: (Follow the links for buying options.)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon argan oil (Can be replaced with additional coconut oil or another oil.)
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil(Can be replaced with additional coconut oil or another oil.)
Melt down butters and coconut oil in microwave or double boiler.
Process melted ingredients with remaining oils in a blender until smooth.
Pour into glass jars or other airtight containers.
Allow to sit at room temperature for a couple of hours.