Coconut Rose Body Butter

Let's talk about the wonders of coconut oil! It's like a moisturizing superhero, swooping in to protect your skin and lock in all that natural moisture. And guess what? Even folks with sensitive skin can't resist its moisturizing magic. Coconut oil is a true champion!

Now, when it comes to this recipe, I opted for refined coconut oil. Why, you ask? Well, it doesn't have that deep, penetrating coconut scent like its unrefined counterpart. But hey, if you're feeling adventurous, go for the unrefined version! It pairs amazingly well with citrus essential oils like tangerine or lime. Talk about a tropical treat for your senses!

Whipping coconut oil into a delicate, airy mousse is a breeze. But here's the thing—it melts at a mere 76 degrees and turns back into a liquid. So, if you plan to store this delightful creation at room temperature, the cooler months are your best bet. As for me, I whip it up during the warmer months and keep it chillin' in my fridge. It feels absolutely divine when you massage it into your skin after a sun-soaked day or a refreshing swim.

And here's where things get fun! I chose to use rose essential oil, specifically the Rosa damascena variety. To add a touch of whimsy, I incorporated a hint of pink color using some Alkanet-infused oil that I crafted a while back. (Psst, search my blog to learn how to make Alkanet-infused oil—it's a journey worth embarking on!). Oh, but we're not done yet! I tossed in a bit of corn starch to counteract that slight oily feel when you apply it to your skin. And just to round out the recipe, a small amount of Jojoba oil joins the party. It's like a VIP guest that gets absorbed into your skin with ease.

So there you have it—coconut oil turned into a delightful mousse with a touch of pink, a hint of whimsy, and a whole lot of skin-loving goodness. It's the perfect treat for your body, whether you're lounging in the sun or simply pampering yourself. Go ahead, indulge in this little jar of bliss!

Coconut Rose Body Butter

60 grams refined Coconut oil (shop here)
10 grams Jojoba oil (shop here)
1 ml Alkanet infused oil
3 grams cornstarch
4 drops Rose essential oil (shop here)

 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. 

Pipe or spoon it into a small jar.  Keep below 70 degrees for best results.