Ok, so you don’t eat this lotion. I mean, you could, but it would NOT taste like it smells. Anyway, ready for a yummy smelling lotion that will deeply moisturize your winter scathed skin? A lotion that is super easy to make, and does NOT need to be refrigerated like many fresh lotions? I’ve got one for you with only THREE ingredients!
What you will need:
6 parts coconut oil
4 parts cocoa butter
1 part olive oil
Set yourself up for double boiling your ingredients. Please see my FAQ if you need an explanation of this process!
Add the coconut oil and cocoa butter to your double boiler. Stir until completely melted.
Put the mixture in your freezer for 10-12 minutes until it partially solidifies, as in picture 3. Remove from freezer and whip on medium speed with your electric hand mixer until i starts to get fluffy, then gradually drizzle in the olive oil until it comes together with peaks as in picture 4 – stop adding olive oil when it reaches the desired consistency. And you’re done! Transfer some to a mason jar or other container, and you can keep in your bathroom for as long as these oils would keep on your shelf*. But I doubt it will last that long!
Don’t forget to leave some skin exposed to slather on the excess from your beaters! I can’t bear to let any of this lovely stuff go to waste. And look out for chocolate hungry husbands…..you will smell so delicious, you might get a nibble!
*If you find your mixture solidifies or returns to an oily state, simply remove from your container and re-whip, and you should be good to go again! It still works just as well in an unwhipped state, but is simply easier to apply when light and fluffy.