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Body Honey Wrap with Coconut Oil

Body Honey Wrap with Coconut Oil

Honey and coconut oil have both long been used to moisturize the skin. Combine them with this method and you have a super luscious body butter that will leave your skin soft as a cloud. Consider this body honey a Valentine to yourself, or try it on your partner for a special at-home Valentine’s Day surprise.

True natural body care extends beyond basic health and aesthetic concerns to include fun, frolic, physical and tactile pleasures, warm and tender sharing, and a celebration of life. So while this formula does wonders for moisturizing your skin, it can also arouse your senses with yummy tastes and soothing texture.

2 tablespoons coconut oil (extra-virgin, unrefined)
1 tablespoon of your favorite raw honey
2 drops vanilla, peppermint, or sweet orange essential oil (optional)

In a small bowl, whip together all ingredients. This sweet treat is now ready to use.

If the temperature in your kitchen is above 76F, the body honey will maintain a liquid consistency; if the temperature is below 76F, it will be a medium soft solid (because of the melting point of the coconut oil).

Take several bath towels (enough to cover your body) and dampen them with hot water (as hot is comfortable for you to touch) in an empty bathtub. Get in the tub and rub the honey mixture over your body, recline and cover yourself with the hot towels. Sit, relax, and enjoy until the towels are cool and you are ready to rinse. Rinse, pat yourself dry, and follow up with some plain coconut oil or your favorite all-natural lotion.

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Inspired by Organic Body Care by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2007).

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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12:32PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Sounds like a great dessert! (=_=) Thank you.

4:54AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

Great recipe thanks

5:24PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

Good recipe!
Coconut oil is even a good cooking oil and great medicinal,due to it's Lauric acid content, extremely beneficial!
Thanks!

8:11AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

thanks

7:15AM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

I love coconut oil as a moisturizer.

11:16AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Just bought some pure coconut oil in Thailand. Got a use for ot now. Thankyou!

10:18AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

wonderful. thanks.

8:42AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Sounds like it would make a great lipbalm as well. Oh what the heck, think I'll just eat some. Honey and coconut oil and vanilla are delicious.

6:05AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

This sounds great, thank you

11:58AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

sounds messy, but probably feels wonderful!

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