Cocoa Butter Lotion Recipe
This cocoa butter lotion recipe contains no beeswax and is easily done whipped. Cocoa Butter is naturally rich in Vitamin E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E helps to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin and also provides the skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is a rich body butter perfect for dry skin and for preventing stretch marks. For this cocoa butter lotion recipe, if you would like the chocolate scent, make sure you buy unrefined cocoa butter, the refined version will loose its yummy scent!
Cocoa Butter Lotion Recipe Ingredients
Oil Phase – 10 tablespoons –91%
4 tablespoons organic raw cocoa butter
6 tablespoons organic Camellia seed oil or safflower oil
Water Phase – 1 tablespoon – 9 %
1 tablespoon of organic pure aloe vera juice
¼ teaspoon of raw natural silk protein powder (Optional)
Essential oil (optional):
10 drops of organic sweet orange essential oil (photosensitive – do not apply before going under the sun!)
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Directions of the Cocoa Butter Lotion Recipe
1-Add the cocoa butter and camellia seed oil to your double boiler on low heat until they are melted.
2-Once melted, take it off the heat, add the tablespoon of aloe vera and the silk protein (optional) and start whipping with an electric mixer for two minutes.
3-Put the bowl into the freezer for 13 minutes. (You may need to adjust the time in the freezer depending on how cold your freezer is. If the butter is too hard to be mixed, just leave it a few minutes at room temperature.)
4-Take the bowl out the freezer and start whipping with the electric mixer, you will see that it turns white and fluffy right away, continue whipping for 5 minutes.
5-Add the essential oils and whip again for 1 or 2 minutes.
6-Poor the cocoa body butter in a glass jar.
-Yield: about 8 oz (replace by teaspoons if you want to have 4 oz)
-Use within 2 months.
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