Lemongrass Whipped Body Butter makes for a luxurious homemade gift!
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When it comes to gifts for friends and family, I love hand-making things especially for the recipient. There’s something very special about a homemade gift, I think. This Lemongrass Whipped Body Butter was simple to make and I’m excited to gift it for the holidays.
I start with Barlean’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. It comes exclusively from certified-organic plantations in the Philippines where coconut palms grow naturally without pesticides. It is fair-trade and cold-pressed. It’s perfect for recipes as well as DIY beauty treatments, like this!
Is lemongrass good for you?
While Web MD points out that there are limited studies, there is some information that indicates “Lemongrass contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.”
Lemongrass Whipped Body Butter
Here’s how to make Lemongrass Whipped Body Butter:
1/2 cup organic coconut oil – I prefer Barlean’s
20 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
1 cup Unrefined Shea Butter
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil (jojoba, avocado, or olive oil will also work)
Mixing bowl, pot,whisk, hand mixer, spatula, jars with liner and dome lid
Put the shea butter and coconut oil into the bowl.
Add a little water in your pot and set the bowl on top. Warm on low until the shea butter and coconut oil melt together.
Remove from the heat. Add the lemongrass essential oil to your almond oil and combine with the mixture in the bowl.
Let the mixture cool until it begins to harden again.
Beat the mixture until a the mixture becomes a butter-like consistency. Using the spatula, transfer to your jar. Secure the lid tightly.
This recipe has been adapted from One Good Thing.
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