So here goes another recipe. A lovely and rich body butter for mums to be. I chose avocado oil as my main ingredient for this healing balm. It is a mild, nourishing, semi-fatty oil, rich in vitamins and fatty acids. It is used when the skin is dry or damaged.
I have also used a different butter making method where I added avocado oil without heating it. The purpose of this was that I didn’t want to heat up this vitamin rich oil so I could preserve its nutrients. Since this body butter is for a pregnant lady, I wanted to make it the best it can be!
You can add up to 50% of the overall vegetable oil content to your balm when the wax has melted. This actually saves lots of work and time heating and cooling the oils.
23g olive wax
20g coconut oil
55 avocado oil
2g vitamin E
Melt the olive wax and coconut oil together in a double boiler. When the olive wax is melted, remove the ingredients from the double boiler. Without waiting for the mixture to cool down, add avocado oil. Whisk the butter. When it cools down to about 40C, add vitamin E.
Pour the mixture into a pot and let it set. This recipe makes 100g of body butter and should last for a while. It’s 100% natural, soft and rich so will keep your skin smooth and healthy during pregnancy, and after!