This Orange Cedarwood Body Butter will leave your skin smooth and silky!
Most days, a light moisturizer, when I get out of the shower, is all I use.
And truth be told, there are some days when I even skip that. Usually, it is because either Skye is clinging to my leg or one of the boys is banging at the door with a question.
Most of the time it is ok, thanks to the DIY salt and sugar scrubs I use in the shower.
But sometimes my skin needs a little TLC.
When that happens, I reach for something ultra-moisturizing, like this Orange Cedarwood Body Butter.
This body butter is not one of those moisturizers that you can put on and immediately get dressed and go. It does take 10 minutes or so to sink in.
But the results are so worth it - my skin always feels so much better. (And I love the smell too!)
I also love this as a rich moisturizer for the back of my hands. My palms are still soft, but the backs of my hands are showing their age. When I first make this I keep the jar by my computer and swipe it on my hands (just the backs so I can keep working) a few times a day. It makes such a difference for me!
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Orange Cedarwood Body Butter
½ cup coconut oil
⅓ cup cocoa butter
20 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
Place coconut oil and cocoa butter in a small saucepan and heat to low. Stir until melted.
Transfer mixture to a stainless steel bowl and stir in Sweet Orange and Cedarwood essential oils.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes, until the mixture is starting to solidify, but not completely solid.
Stir, and transfer to a glass jar.
Alternatively, you can make a whipped body butter by use a hand mixer on medium speed. Beat the mixture until it is light and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
Store at room temperature for up to 2 months.