This one is especially for all of you with dry, sensitive skin.
I know from my own experience how challenging it can be to find products that your skin not only tolerates, but that keep it healthy and beautiful.
This DIY whipped coconut oil cacao body butter is suitable for all skin types, but those of us with special care skin will find it particularly beneficial.
Just on a side note: whenever you try something new, test it first, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Now let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Cacao butter is fat from the cacao bean. It’s the same ingredient that is used to make one of the most delicious things in this world: chocolate.
This creamy butter is known for its nourishing, anti-aging properties.
It’s made out of healthy fats, oleic acid, the antioxidant polyphenol and vitamins K and E.
Besides hydrating your skin, cacao butter locks in the moisture and keeps your skin soft for hours.
It stimulates collagen production, improves skin elasticity, is anti-inflammatory and soothes skin conditions such as eczema (dermatitis) and psoriasis.
Coconut oil offers a lot of similar benefits for your skin, which makes the combination of this DIY whipped coconut oil cacao body butter so nourishing.
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which deeply penetrate into your skin and moisturize it.
This anti-aging oil strengthens and helps repair skin tissue, protects against free radicals and contains strong antimicrobial properties.
It aids in the elimination of dead skin cells, helps reduce wrinkles and relieves sensitive skin conditions such as eczema.
More about the benefits of using coconut oil as part of your skincare routine.
Lavender essential oil is a very soothing oil for sensitive skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
It relaxes, has anti-inflammatory, healing properties and helps improve blood circulation.
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup cacao butter
5 drops lavender essential oil
Melt the coconut oil and cacao butter au bain marie in a bowl placed in a pan with shimmering water, while mixing.
Remove from heat and let it cool off.
Whip the mixture in a food processor until you get an airy, foamy consistency.
Mix in the lavender oil.
Store the body butter in a sealed container. I like using glass or hemp plastic which is biodegradable.
Apply all over your body after showering or whenever you’re in need of some hydration.