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Whipped Body Butter

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by Hinotori, May 17, 2019.

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  1. May 17, 2019
    Hinotori

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    I made this last year and didn't care for it as it's too oily for my skin. However, Mom loved it. It helped heal up a dry patch on her elbow and does wonders for her hands. I got a request to make her more as she's almost out and has started using it on Dad as well.



    Simple whipped body butter


    1/2 cup liquid oil

    1/4 cup coconut oil

    1/4 cup beeswax

    1 tsp vitamin E oil

    2 TBSP cocoa butter

    A few drops of essential oil can be added if desired



    Combine liquid oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter in double boiler.

    Heat on medium stirring occasionally until melted. Pull off heat.

    Add vitamin E oil and essential oils.

    Let cool a few minutes then use wisk attachment on hand mixer to whip until it thick but still pourable.

    Pour into waiting containers. Use a spatula to get out as it starts getting solid fast oncd it gets to this point.

    I filled five, 2 oz containers with this recipe.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    That sounds nice! I need to get back to making some lotions/potions, lol!
     
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    Hinotori

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    I'll be making stuff twice a year now. Mom is a huge convert after spending 40+ years with that dry elbow that nothing commercial OTC or prescription touched. Within a week of using the body butter in the morning and my healing lotion at night it was gone. She keeps it up now because she doesn't want it coming back.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    What kind of oil did you use? I imagine I would use olive oil.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I used almond, but olive works very well. I use both when I make the lotion. Almond can be expensive, but I know where to get it here. Some nice virgin olive oil would be great.

    Mom uses the body butter on her face and lips so I only use edible things.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    My 93 y.o. dad will be coming back from Florida soon. It would be nice for me to make some salve for his aged skin. I made some with plantain, sage, and jewel weed. He absolutely loved it. Jewel weed won't be ready for a while yet, but the plantain and sage would be.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I've had to take to order dried herbs off amazon for things that I don't grow or that don't grow well here.

    Jewelweed is supposed to be good for burns. I had some growing but it died off after a few years. I was thinking it would be good as an herbal soak added to cold water when I burn myself.
     
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    It's reported to be wonderful for poison ivy rash, and works well for other skin issues also. It grows in the ditches here, and along other areas ADJACENT to wet land. I sowed some in my ditch last summer. It's an annual, and apparently needs many freeze/thaw cycles for the seed to break dormancy.
     
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    It's concidered invasive here. Previous owner had a patch of it. It came back for 3 years then it didnt.
     
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    Jewel Weed works wonderfully to take the sting out when you get into stinging nettles. Around here, the two usually grow right next to each other...
     
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