Here is an elegant formula for a rich and luscious body balm especially formulated to banish winter dryness and itchy flakes. A lovely combination of shea butter and cocoa butter is the secret to silkier, softer skin–and this creamy balm can be slathered all over.
You could make a batch for yourself and also for someone you love: after all, Valentine’s Day is on its way. Your sweetheart will thank you–and so will your skin!
1 tablespoon shea butter
2 teaspoons cocoa butter
2 teaspoons apricot kernel oil
800 IU Vitamin E
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1/4 teaspoon lecithin
5 drops grapefruit seed extract
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops rose geranium essential oil
1. Melt the butters and oil together over boiling water. Remove from heat when melted.
2. Add vitamin E and lecithin, then whisk in aloe vera gel and grapefruit seed extract.
3. When almost cool, add essential oils. Mix well.
4. Store in a wide mouth jar.