Soothe your winter skin with this simple Homemade Chocolate Mint Body Butter. It looks like frosting, smells wonderfully relaxing, and will make your skin so soft!
The season is upon us for that horrible dry skin, and this homemade body butter can help! This will moisturize and soften your skin like nothing I’ve ever tried before. It works wonders for this time of year.
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And since winter dryness is setting in yet again, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my favorite homemade whipped body butter recipe with all of you! Not to toot my own horn, but I think this homemade version is even better than the store-bought body butters I’ve tried in the past.
You’ll LOVE this Chocolate Mint Body Butter because it:
- moisturizes smoothes, and regenerates your skin
- forms a protective barrier that helps keep moisture from leaving your skin
- nourishes your skin with vitamins and antioxidants
- can reduce stretch marks and scars
- is affordable and customizable
Ingredients for the Chocolate Mint Body Butter
I love using a variety of oils on my skin throughout the year but come winter, mama needs a little more moisture. Enter Shea Butter.
Shea butter softens and hydrates skin. It is anti-inflammatory, packed with antioxidants, and ideal for all skin types, from regular to dry.
It won’t make your skin look oily after applying it; it quickly soaks up into your skin and creates a moisture-sealing barrier.
And even though it’s rich in fat, shea butter is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores if you have acne-prone or oily skin.
Alternative: Mango butter, suitable for normal or dry skin. It will change the texture of the recipe and be more solid.
Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help off free-radical damage, which can cause skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin.
It reduces stretch marks and scars.
Cocoa butter is rich moisturizer. It’s high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply.
The top layer of the skin absorbs cocoa butter quickly. It can also improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. It is perfect for dry skin.
Alternative: Kokum butter is highly moisturizing, without clogging the pores, and helps heal dry and cracked skin. However, it is drier than cocoa and flakier, so it may change the consistency of the body butter.
Beeswax hydrates, conditions, soothes and calms the skin. It exfoliates repairs damage and promotes the skin’s regeneration.
Liquid Carrier Oil: Jojoba Oil is my choice, but any other liquid carrier oil would do, for example, sweet almond, olive oil, avocado, or grapeseed oil.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate is a mixture of coconut alcohol, caprylic acid, and capric acid (all naturally derived ingredients). It is used as a natural emollient (moisturizer). Coco caprylate/caprate combines esters from coconut-derived fatty alcohol (the non-drying kind) with caprylic and capric acids, also from coconut. It may be plant-derived or synthetic–Paula’s Choice uses the natural form–and functions as a lightweight emollient. Along with providing emollient benefits, this ingredient can also help solubilize other cosmetic ingredients.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil acts as a moisturizer to reduce and prevent dry skin. It reduces flakiness and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Peppermint Essential Oil
I used Peppermint Essential Oil in this recipe, but you can use any of your favorite essential oils. Once it’s made, you must add it to a cute little mason jar and decorate it with a fun ribbon.
Inside or out, Cocoa is good for the skin. It helps soften, clear, and detoxifies your skin. Raw cocoa powder can also increase the elasticity of your skin, which helps with fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces the appearance of scars.
It can help thicken the homemade body butter and is an excellent oil-absorbing agent.
Alternative: Tapioca starch or cornstarch.
How to Make Chocolate Mint Body Butter
- Weigh out all your ingredients.
- Melt butters and wax in a water bath or over a bain-marie until just melted.
- Slowly add oils into melted butters, and mix gently. Gradually adding ingredients reduces the need to heat the more heat-sensitive botanical oil ingredients at the start.
- Start cooling down your blend in a cold-water bath. When under 40 degrees, add Vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil.
- Continue stirring gently in cold/ice water bath until an opaque/milky blend is observed. This is the point when oils, butters, and waxes are completely mixed, and there is a low risk of separation of these ingredients in the final product.
- Start whipping your mixture until fluffy.
- Mix in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder properly.
- Distribute into the jars.
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