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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DIY body butter

Remember my post about eliminating?  I'm talking toxins here :)

Beauty products are at the top of the list as far as toxic exposure to your body.  I used to think of my skin as armor essentially.  But no, anything that goes on your skin get absorbed directly into your blood stream and bypasses your liver altogether!  Which is why your toxin exposure from beauty products is even more concerning than the ones from the foods you eat. 

Hey beauty products,, you've been warned!  You are first on my list to attack and reclaim health for my body.  Today I thought I'd share a great DIY and all natural (organic even) alternative to body lotion.

Behold the body butter.

It could not be easier and only consists of two ingredients...

 * 1 cup coconut oil (organic if you can)
 * 10-12 drops essential oil of your choice

That's it.  Easy right?  Put the coconut oil in a bowl, add your drops of essential oil (I used eucalyptus for a little pick me up), and mix on high for 6-7 minutes.  Whipping the coconut oil helps to give it a much smoother buttery texture.  The essential oil adds some lovely fragrance and depending on the one you pick can have additional health benefits as well!  Win-win.  Then get yourself a pretty little air-tight jar to keep it in.  I think this sweet mason jar works well don't you? 

Let me know if you give it a try, I'd love to hear your thoughts! 


  1. WOW! Who knew it could be so easy! I can't wait to try it! Thanks! :)

  2. Ooo I've been looking for something like this as little party favors for a shower I'm hosting in April. I might just whip some up! Is coconut oil expensive? I wonder if they sell that at costco....

  3. I love coconut oil for cooking, but I had not thought of it for my skin. What a great idea!

  4. My sister just gave me some coconut oil. But I thought she meant it for cooking, too. Hmmm . . . . which shall I try first? (And where did you get your essential oil?)


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