My 13 year old daughter Paola made her own body care products to raise money for girls camp this summer. She worked hard last week making all the products so she could sell them at our church's fundraiser event Saturday night. She made a variety of products but her Decadent Body Butter went fast. It was by far one of her best selling product.
|Here are some of Paola's Products.|
Paola's body butter is very moisturizing and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving the skin as oily as when I use coconut oil. I used some of the leftover body butter and it is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used. My skin felt so smooth. A friend of the family bought one of the containers and she also said it was amazing, she has very dry skin and this was the first moisturizer she has used at night where she didn't wake up with a dry skin the next morning. She was amazed that her skin was still smooth and moist after several hours.
We added Joy essential oil blend to make this body butter feel really luxurious.
"Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness." YL Website
The oils in Joy are:
Rose, bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang, lemon, geranium, jasmine, palmarose, Roman Chamomile, and rosewood.
The ingredients in the body butter:
I cup of shea butter
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of olive oil
5-10 drops of essential oils. We actually doubled the amount.
How to do it:
Paola melted the shea butter and the coconut oil in a double boiler. She let it cool for 30 minutes after it melted.
She added the olive oil and the essential oils, and put the mixture in the freezer just long enough until it just started to solidify. Lastly, she used the mixer and whipped it until it got a butter like texture. She poured into containers.
Why these ingredients?
Shea butter is actually a wax in semi-solid form. It is made from the nuts of the Shea nut tree in . It is high in vitamin E, has a slightly sunscreen effect, and softens the skin. It is said to help with burns, dermatitis, psoriasis, and sores and may help reduce wrinkles.
Has moisturizing benefits and may help skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Coconut oil has wonderful antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage. Also, when coconut oil is consumed and used topically on our skin, it helps our bodies absorb other nutrients more effectively as well, such as Vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant nutrient that protects the skin.
- Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory.
-Coconut oil may also help in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
- It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and contains no trans fat (even olive oil has some trans fat). It may help prevent wrinkles.
Keep this butter in a cool place.
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