Coconut oil is very easy to whip into a delicate airy mousse, however it will melt at 76 degrees and turn back into a liquid. This recipe is best made in the cooler months of the year if you plan to store it at room temperature. I make this in the warmer months and store it in my fridge. It feels really good massaged into the skin after spending time in the hot sun or swimming.
Since I chose to use rose essential oil (I like the Rosa damascena variety), I thought it would be fun to add just a slight tint of pink color using some Alkanet infused oil I crafted a while back. (Click here to learn how to make Alkanet infused oil). I also added in a little bit of corn starch to help negate the slight oily feel when applying it to the skin. Rounding out the recipe is a small amount of Jojoba oil which is easily absorbed into the skin.
Coconut Rose Body Butter60 grams refined Coconut oil
10 grams Jojoba oil
1 ml Alkanet infused oil
3 grams cornstarch
10 drops Rose essential oil
Place the coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Alkanet infused oil and cornstarch in a glass bowl. Heat mixture over a pan of simmering water until coconut oil is melted. Whisk to mix all ingredients. Allow to cool to room temp.
Once mixture is cooled to room temp, add in your essential oil and whisk until fluffy and the mixture resembles frosting.
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