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Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Body Butter Trio

This post won a prize in the Mountain Rose Blog
Sweetheart Recipe Exchange!
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There's a myriad of sites that share recipes for incredible personal care and body pampering products you can make at home.  One of my favorites is Crunchy Betty and new blogging friend Hilda Blue ~ both were the inspiration for these lovely Body Butter treats just in time for Valentine's Day.

Here's what I've been up to today.

Coffee Bean Toning Butter/Lotion Bar
4 oz coffee infused oils
(almond, argan, castor, and jojoba)
4 oz cocoa butter
4 oz beeswax *
40 drops cellulite busting eo's
of your choice like rose geranium, grapefruit, lemongrass, rosemary, juniper berry, etc.
*optional whole coffee beans for extra scrubbing power and interest.

*(I added a little pumice to mine and my skin is like a baby's bottom but
I think it would work better in a body butter/lotion bar without beeswax because
it was hard to wash off in the shower.  Also, if eliminating the wax, it might work better to add ground coffee.)

Chocolate Mint Sea Salt Scrubbie Butter
2 oz cocoa butter
1 oz shea butter
1 oz olive butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
1Tbsp powdered mint leaves
1 Tbsp pink sea salt
20 drops peppermint EO

Orange Chocolate Poppy Seed Scrubbie Butter
4 oz. cocoa butter
1 Tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder
40 drops sweet orange EO
1 Tbsp pink sea salt
1tsp citric acid
1 Tbsp poppy seeds

All three of these bars are designed to be used IN the shower/bath on clean skin.  Each has mild to more serious exfoliating ingredients that smooth skin.  All are luxuriously moisturizing leaving your skin silky smooth after rinsing off the solids.
Use caution on smooth floors and shower/bath surfaces as all contain butters and oils that may make smooth floors dangerous.  I like to put an old towel in the bottom of the shower/tub when I'm using oils to provide a nonskid surface.

After molding in heart shapes, I placed them in paper candy cups
and put one of each "flavor" in a little paper box.

To be truly honest, the Coffee Bean Toning Butter is really
a hard lotion bar because it contains beeswax.
Body Butters are just that....butter.
They melt on contact with the warmth of your skin and blend
 in a smooth layer of quickly absorbed
oil without staying on the surface as lotion bars do.
That's what makes them so yummy!

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Thank you so much!

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  1. AAAAAH! Those are so adoreable! Tell me you are entering those in the MRH sweetheart contest.

  2. They all look so good! Would love to receive a box of those.

  3. These look good enough to eat! :) So cute and creative!

    I'm visiting from the blog hop. I hope you can stop by Gumdrop Pass and return the love.

    Have a good Thursday <3

  4. Nice work! The title caught my attention at the Barn Hop-tfs!

  5. Congrats on winning the Mountain Rose Herb giveaway! I'm so glad this recipe is spreading :) The first ones I made were some really simple ones with coconut flakes, ground hazelnut, sugar and cocoa+coffee. But there are so many different versions to try! So little time..

  6. Wow!
    These are wonderful body butters! Now I have some new ideas for when I make bars next time.
    Thanks for sharing this on the Living Well Blog Hop!
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Sharon,
    Your post is featured on Jo's Health Corner today on the Living Well Blog Hop..
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Wow I have been searching for new butters to develop more all-natural body products. I wanted to use chocolate but was worried that people don’t want to smell like chocolate. I want people to send me their opinion at or to our facebook at thepomadeshop.


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