Make your own super rich, smooth and creamy cocoa butter right at home... And make it smell like anything you'd like. Trust me it's way easier than waiting in long holiday shopping lines at the mall and paying a fortune for the seasonal scents.
My kids love candy canes and with the cold weather months upon us, their little bodies are craving the extra moisture. So instead of buying lotion from the store with tons of unnecessary ingredients, I decided I would make them a small batch of hand-made whipped cocoa butter cream right at home. And they get to smell like sugary sweet peppermint treats! What could be better?
Here is how I made this:
- Raw Cocoa Butter (3/4 Cups)
- Raw Shea Butter (3/4 Cups)
- Coconut Oil (3/4 Cups)
- Essential Oil in Candy Cane Scent (15 Drops)
- Food Dye (1/8 Tsp)
Combine the Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter & Coconut Oil together in a double boiler on low heat. Once combined, add the Essential Oils. Place in refrigerator for 30-40 minutes or until the mixture is soft but starting to harden. Use a hand mixer and beat the ingredients with the Food Dye, until the mixture is light and whipped.
Add to a small jar or container for storing. This has a long shelf life (appx 1 year) if kept in a cool environment. If the mixture starts to soften move to a cooler place.