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It seems we’ve all been paying more attention to the ingredients more closely on the products we buy. Sometimes I find a product that meets my standards and sometimes I realize it’s easier just to make it myself. Making your own moisturizer is just as easy or easier than making your own chap balm. All you have to do is melt down the ingredients, stir and wah-la, moisturizer! Sounds easy enough right?
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DIY Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer
- Double Boiler, this one can go over a pan, or I have this one.
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Empty Containers, such as glass jars (I love these)
- 1/2 lb. Shea Butter
- 1/2 lb. Coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
- 2 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil *optional
- 10-15 drops of Lemon Essential oil, or other favorite essential oil for fragrance.
- Add water to your double broiler setup. Place it on low to medium low heat.
- Measure out all ingredients.
- Chop up the shea butter roughly. It will help it melt a little easier.
- Add everything except for the essential oil to the double broiler. Ingredients go in the top pan, and water in the bottom.
- Stir occasionally.
- Once everything is melted completely, remove from heat.
- Add essential oils.
- Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir.
- Place the top broiler into the freezer for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove and stir.
- Repeat this several times. It will start to harden and change color.
- Keep repeating this process, until you have creamy moisturizer consistency.
- Place in containers and use as needed.
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