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The recipe I used comes from Susan Powers website Rawmazing.com.

How to Make a 3-Ingredient Homemade Body Butter

I found all the ingredients on Amazon.

1 cup shea butter

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond oil (you can substitute olive oil, jojoba oil, any organic, liquid oil that is healthy.)

1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.

Body Butter

2. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing.

Moisturizing Body Butter

I added probably 20 to 25 drops of Lavender oil, but when it was finished it was still hard to even smell. Next time I will use more.

3. Wait until oils start to partially solidify…then whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved. This should only take a few minutes.

4. Place in clean, glass jar and enjoy! A little goes a long way.

Feeling Greasy? Some folks find that body butter is a bit too greasy to apply all over the body. The good news is that there’s a simple solution for this issue…arrowroot flour/starch. A small amount of arrowroot flour/starch may be added to the liquid oil before pouring the oil into the melted butter(s). If you’re interested in adding arrowroot, I’d try adding 1 teaspoon to this recipe.