DIY Whipped Body Butter is the feature of day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY series. You’ll love applying this luxuriously rich body butter after showering, or before bed. It will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and looking radiant. Frankincense, known as the Father of all oils, is a highly prized and valuable ingredient in this recipe, and is found in many skin care products for aging and dry skin. Its a real treat and I love applying this to my face before going to bed at night. You’ll love the way your skin feels. Consider making some of this up for friends or family and giving as a gift!
1 cup cocoa butter
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and Shea butter in a double broiler until completely liquefied. Chill in refrigerator until slightly hardened, about 30 minutes.
Once it starts to harden back up, to the point where you can see your fingerprint in it (this could take anywhere from a few hours to overnight), add following ingredients. You can speed up the process by placing in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or so, keeping a close eye on it as you don’t want it to harden too much.
In 1/4 cup measuring cup place…
1 tsp Argan oil
Contents of 2 Vitamin E oil capsules (snip end off capsules and squeeze)
Then fill measuring cup the rest of the way with your choice of carrier oil… I prefer extra virgin olive oil which is good for all skin types.
8 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) oil
8 drops of Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil
3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
5 drops of Rose oil OR 1 tsp Rose Ointment (optional)
Begin whipping, slowly adding 1/4 cup mixture of carrier oil, Argan oil, Vit E and essential oils. Whip for approximately 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Depending on the recipe, how much whipping you do, and whether or not you use a whisk attachment on your mixer this recipes will make appx. 2-3 cups of whipped body butter. The more whipping or air that’s incorporated into the final product, the more volume you’ll have. So be sure if you have a whisk attachment for your mixer to use it. The whisk will add more air and make it extra fluffy and increase the volume.
Store in a clean, sterilized glass jar.
NOTES ON OILS
Frankincense essential oil may help smooth the appearance of fine lines for a more youthful look. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East. In recent years it has been the subject of substantial research… over 1,700 to be exact. Many recent animal, human, and laboratory studies have the western world coming back to take a second look at this precious oil, which until recent years was all but forgotten.
Young Living carries two frankincense oils year round, Boswellia sacra which is called Sacred Frankincense and comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree, grown ONLY in Oman, and Boswellia carteri which is called Frankincense. Young Living has exclusive rights to Boswellia sacra and is the only company allowed to export it legally. It is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Oman. The main therapeutic constituent in Frankincense is boswellic acid. Sacred Frankincense includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, limonene, and boswellic acid.
Young Living’s Frankincense (boswellia carteri) contains a significant amount of boswellic acid, but Boswellia Sacra has double the amount of boswellic acid as boswellia carteri. Basically you can use Sacred Frankincense like you would regular Frankincense but with a more powerful result. Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) also includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) was given to baby Jesus at his birth, along with Frankincense and gold. In ancient times all three were highly valued, and still are today. Did you know that Myrrh is the most frequently mentioned oil in the Bible… 156 times? Essential oil may improve the appearance of dry, dull skin, and can be added to your favorite skincare products. Diffuse with Frankincense for an earthy and uplifting aroma. Myrrh includes the naturally occurring constituents furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, curzerene, lindestrene, and is a component of many Young Living products including Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™, ClaraDerm™, Essential Beauty™ Serum, and Abundance™, Gratitude™, Hope™, and Humility™ essential oil blends.
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum paniculatum) comes from our partner farm in Hawaii which practices sustainable reforestation farming management practices, and is distilled from the native Hawaiian sandalwood tree found only in Hawaii. It is also valued around the world for its ability to moisturize and balance the skin. It has deep relaxation properties and may be used for meditation, bath and nourishing skin. Traditionally used in religious ceremonies and for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing and you may want to use this oil to increase your spiritual connection.
ARGAN OIL (not an essential oil, not carried by Young Living)
I am in LOVE Argan oil and love adding it to DIY skincare items whenever possible! It is very moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.
Rose (Rosa damascena) has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic, a because of the large quantity of petals required to produce this precious oil its one of the most expensive. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence. Used for skin care for thousands of years, it is perfect for dry or aging skin. Rose has an approximate ORAC of 1,604,284 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
At Young Living, we encourage everyone to live healthy, chemical free lifestyles… ones that includes the use of our therapeutic-grade essential oils. We like to call it living an “Oil Infused Lifestyle”. Those people who experience the best results with essential oils are the ones using their oils everyday. Remember, if you’re new to essential oils be sure to check out this page. Begin slowly and wait to see how you respond to them. Do you want to experience the same amazing results that you see and hear being experienced by others? Then use them consistently. Every. Single. Day.
Blessings on your journey… and happy OILING!