July 08, 2013
DIY Coconut Oil/ Cocoa Butter Moisturizer
My quest for a perfect body butter continues!!
Here's the deal... I was loving my cocoa butter for a long time. Remember my adventures in homemade body butters? I liked the bars that I made, but I noticed that they were still quite hard to melt. You can use them in the shower, but they would get a little moldy after a time.
Then, I discovered coconut oil. LOVE. Not only can you use it in cooking, it can be used on your hair and skin as well. It dries fast and moisturizes wonderfully... especially after a shower. But I started to notice that it has the opposite problem of cocoa butter... it melts fairly easily. On a semi-hot day, I noticed that my jar had become completely liquid. So I decided to try combining the two! Together, they make an unstoppable moisturizing duo.
Or so I thought...
I had a 2oz jar, and I used about 2/3 coconut oil to 1/3 cocoa butter. The mixture is still pretty melty, but I'm in love with this new combination. I think next time, I'll use a bigger cocoa butter ratio.
Even with the drawbacks, this is still my favorite moisturizer yet. The smell is unbelievably delicious!! Imagine coconut and chocolate... it's addicting!
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