This minty whipped body butter is a fun and lavish gift that is not only perfect for your friends and family but absolutely perfect for yourself. The fabulous peppermint essential oil combined with the cocoa butter makes this body butter smell absolutely divine. You will be continuously applying just to be able to smell the enchanting scent.
The Peppermint oil in this recipe is not only cooling and refreshing but also supports several of the bodies systems.
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 20-40 drops peppermint essential oil (depending on how strong you like it)
Add your cocoa butter to a mixing bowl. You actually want the cocoa butter in a solid state for it to whip up nicely so I used a butter knife to get my cocoa butter into the mixing bowl.
Add the coconut oil next.
Sprinkle 20-40 drops of Peppermint Essential oil into the mixing bowl. Mix it up. This works best if you have a stand mixer however a hand mixer will work as well, just a little more work.
Mix on high for 1-2 minutes and then stop to scrape the sides of the bowl. Continue moving in 1-2 minutes intervals until you have mixed for about 8-10 minutes and it’s nice and whipped.
If you like a firmer texture you can add 1-2 teaspoons of beeswax.
This body butter smells so good and has a nice cooling texture. I use it everyday and it also works wonderful to help sore muscles due to the cooling effect from the peppermint oil. Use it to pamper yourself or it also makes a nice gift idea.
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