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Yes, you read the title right… it’s lavender coconut body butter. No, I’m not planning to change my food blog to a lifestyle blog but as I care what to nourish my body (inside) with I care about what to use to moisturize it outside. It is a rich, creamy lotion that you can use to feed your hungry skin. When you use it a light, fresh lavender scent fills the air around you. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soft. I mostly use it to moisturize my very dry hands. I gave this as a gift to all my family members for Christmas but it’s perfect for any occasion.
How coconut oil is good for your skin? A great explanation from Organic Facts:
“Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin. It is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care.“
Lavender is used extensively with herbs and aromatherapy. Infusions are believed to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Lavender oil is used to treat acne, it also treats skin burns and inflammatory conditions. Lavender has soothing, cell regeneration and fungicidal effect.
Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe for Sheena!
Homemade Lavender Coconut Body Butter
Ingredients (makes about 1 cup)
- 1 cup buttery coconut oil (not solid and not liquid)
- 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil (you can use any kind of scent)
Add coconut oil to a bowl. Use hand or stand mixer on high speed and whip the oil for about 8-10 minutes. Drop the lavender essential oil in it, mix it and add your fluffy whipped coconut body butter to a small jar. Keep it at room temperature and it really stays soft!