Sunday, October 26, 2014

Peppermint Cinnamon Body Butter

Get ready to blow your friends and family away with your mad DIY skills. This recipe smells very much like my Peppermint Chocolate Bark and quite frankly--- you will just want to roll around in this stuff. Or maybe it's just me...

But probably not. :)

#DIY Peppermint Cinnamon body butter is the perfect #DIYgift for #christmas

This mixture is just beautiful-- it's got hints of chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon and almond which all screams the Holidays to me. I'm more than happy with how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Peppermint Cinnamon Body Butter
Homemade body butter is a great #DIYgift for the #holidays #DIYbeauty
Makes approx 4 oz
In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, and Coconut oil. After they melted, add the Almond oil, Vegetable Glycerin, and Vitamin E and give a quick stir. Remove it from the heat and pour into a mixing bowl and then quickly added the essential oils. 

Place the bowl in the refrigerator for thirty minutes to one hour and then add the Zinc Oxide. Beat the mixture in the stand mixer or by hand. Repeated the refrigerator-mixing process until you get the consistency that you want. For me, I wanted it to be more like a lotion base.

I really recommend adding the zinc oxide not only for the skin protection, but also to reduce the greasy feeling of the body butter. I prefer the texture and I also enjoy knowing I have some protection against the UV rays too.

I use 4oz Amber Glass Jars for this recipe, but if you want to give it as a gift then you may want to use 1 or 2 oz jars to make it stretch a little more.

I hope you enjoy this as much as Clint and I do. He won't use it cuz it's girly, but I get more snuggle time when I wear it! :)

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12 comments:

  1. It's that time of year when I start switching to Body Butters to moisturize my skin so I am excited about making this. Going to make this and the deodorant this weekend so you will definitely hear back from me on how this turned out for me and my family. Loving how these DIY ideas allow me to have great activities to do with my kids. My sons are excited that they get to develop their own deodorant scents LoL. Keep the great posts coming.

    BTW, I have to thank you a bizillon times for introducing me to the non-alcoholic witch hazel. My t-zone had a crazy reaction to an OCM combo I tried and my pores got clogged. Been using the witch hazel for the past 3 days and coconut oil and YL lavender to moisturize (also used raw honey as my mask) and my pores are getting unclogged and my skin is those areas are peeling something crazy, meaning we get to start fresh. Need to take my own photo log to capture my journey. I appreciate you Sherri and Overthrow Martha is my secret indulgence.

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    1. Patrice, you are so sweet! Thank you! I am so glad you love the witch hazel-- it's amazing isn't it? And photos are fanastic. I think you would be able to believe the difference!

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  2. Love this recipe. Made it this weekend and I smell delicious in the morning LoL!

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    1. Yay! That's great! I love the smell too :)

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  3. How big of a container would I use for this entire recipe? I want to make for gifts and want to buy small glass jars but don't know what size to get.

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    1. Geoff, I added a link into the post for the jars that I use, but this recipe makes about 4 oz as written. I'm giving this as a gift and I'm using 1 oz jars to for my friends and family to help it stretch a little more.

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  4. Hello! I have been eyeing up this recipe for a few months now. I have ordered all the ingredients and have the YL oils already. As I look at how much peppermint and cinnamon that the recipe suggests, I wonder, that really seems like a lot! Do you really use that much? My gut tells me that about half of that would suffice for 4 oz yield. Any thoughts?

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  5. I was so excited to try this recipe! It didn't turn out at all as I expected. Really disappointed.

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  6. Hello again,
    I want to apologize for my short message earlier. Creating the body butter was frustrating for a few reasons, but I think that your recipe is really great. I was bummed out that the zinc oxide left my skin white, however, my skin absorbed that rather quickly. I was also frustrated that it smelled like oils and beeswax and not so much the essential oils. I went ahead and added the peppermint that I originally left out, since I thought 20-25 drops of peppermint was overkill. However, after I added the drops, it smelled much better. On my second batch, I tried less zinc oxide, 1/2 T. You were right on about the difference in consistency. I really fell in love with my first batch's consistency. I think the second batch is also wonderful, but not as fluffy. I have made many lotions with coconut oil and shea butter, but this one has a much, much better consistency and is very easy to glide on the skin. My two year old daughter loves rubbing her lotion on herself and she really enjoyed this one! Thank you and again, I apologize!

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    1. Shelli, I am so glad you enjoyed it and you can really make the lotion like you want it! That's the beauty of DIY!

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  7. I have all the things! I am absolutely going to make this THIS WEEKEND! Please tell me, what kind of vitamin e oil do you use? Thanks!

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