11.16.2012

Beauty DIY: Vanilla Sugar Cookie Body Butter


So tell me--are you a holiday baker? About this time of year I want to bake but then remember I'm the worst cook ever. I wait on my Mama and others to share their holiday fare. Instead, I make Vanilla Sugar Cookie Body Butter!


T O O L S
  • 1 c coco or shea butter (try health stores, beauty supply stores, and online)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 tsbp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essential oil (I used one that was "sugar cookie" scented, purchased online)
  • bowl that can withstand heat, spatula, pot holders
  • hand mixer
  • container for storage


M E T H O D



Carefully melt and then carefully remove coco/shea butter via double boiler or in microwave (about 6 minutes in the microwave, but watch and be careful).

Allow to cool for around 15 minutes.

Add oils and use hand mixer to mix to together.


Put bowl in freezer for about 20 minutes so it can solidify.


Use the hand mixer again and mix until butter consistency (looks like icing).

Store in a resealable container.

Keeps for 6 months.

N O T E S
  • Body butters are great for when you want more moisture than lotion provides, something with a thicker consistency, and help with really dry areas on your body. These make great gifts too! Just be sure not to use on your face.
  • The coco butter and sweet almond oils are used for moisturizing the skin and making it softer--definitely a plus in winter months.
  • The vitamin E is used for anti-aging and to make the butter last longer.
  • You'll definitely need essential oil to scent because the coco butter (in raw form as used here) doesn't smell so great!
  • Coconut oil can be used to make butter, but no other oils would need to be added, as it's pretty moisturizing and thick on its own. I don't like making it into butter because the cleanup is just an oily miserable mess, but yes it can be done. Just melt, let solidify, and then whip. 
Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

55 comments:

  1. A yummy body treat. Have a great weekend to you Elle.

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  2. OH my yes! this looks amaze and so perfectly suited for winter skin.

    Stopping by to say hi and how sweet it is that you joined us for An Aloha Affair last week. We are live now and are looking forward to spending the weekend mingling. I'd love it if you'd join us again.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  3. This is awesome, you think of everything and you can do anything!!! Take care and happy Friday,

    Shauna xoxox

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  4. This is so tempting! I've never made any diy before!

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  5. Thank you for sharing. It looks good enough for eating hehe, xoxo.

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  6. Wow, what a great DIY! I had no idea it was so easy to make a body butter... definitely makes me think about how much I spend on them when I buy one!
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. I agree, these would make great gifts! And I can imagine the kitchen smelt great as you were preparing it :)

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  8. I love DIY gifts for the holidays - thanks for sharing :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  9. Omigosh, this DIY is absolutely amazing! It seems so simple, too – I would love to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing!

    xoxo, Meera
    www.momentswithmeera.com

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  10. OMG this looks amazing. I HAVE to try it out (if I don't eat it first)!

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  11. This is awesome. I'm definitely trying this!!!!

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  12. This body butter sounds really yummy and perfect for the cold dry winter months! Perfect!

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  13. gotta try this! thanks for sharing:-). xx

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  14. Hi There! Just joined your blog from the hop. Love your Vanilla body butter idea! Yum! If you would like to follow me back you can Check out my blog at http://lifeinthesimpleln.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Katie

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  15. This looks awesome and fun to make! Although I'm pretty sure I'd want to lick the beaters and that wouldn't turn out so well... I love to bake but I've never really done many beauty DIYs, so I'm the opposite of you!

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  16. its time like this that I wish I had a scratch and sniff computer monitor

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  17. This is so original, i'm gonna try to do it :)

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  18. That.looks.ah-mazing!!! I just want to dip my finger in and taste it. I so want to make this body butter. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower from the #SWHop. Hope you'll stop by and say hello :).

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  19. This looks amazinh Elle! I'll definitely try it out myself! Cool pictures too! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh what a perfect idea for gifts!! Great pictures by the way!!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  21. Good enough to eat ;) Delicious!

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  22. I can already smell this...and it's delicious.

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  23. Anything vanilla and I am sold, is this edible, it sounds so delicious - a sweet treat thats actually good for your skin! Love it!

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  24. Wow! It does look beautiful! At first I thought it was edible, lol!

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  25. Okay this just looks AWESOME!!! I love that it's one of my favorite cookies lol. :)

    Totally going to pin it!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  26. elle, i love this stuff! i was all ears when i read the title. gotta try this. it will save me some money. haha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  27. Oh wow this is such a good idea! I might have to try that!

    shygirlloudvoice.blogspot.com

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  28. Great pics! I didn't know that you could to this yourself.

    LUXESSED

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  29. You always have amazing make-you-own lotion/facial recipes . I never knew you can make your own body butter. Have a great weekend too!

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  30. This really does sound good enough to eat! Bet it smells amazing!
    Daisy Dayz
    Cross-Jones-Photography

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  31. That looks super easy...and good enough to eat! What a great recipe to share around the holidays!
    Rachel
    TaoOfPoop.blogspot.com

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  32. Oooh, this sounds delicious! I never thought about making your own body butter. I really want some vanilla sugar cookies right now - your pictures have made me hungry :p

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  33. Is it bad that I would just eat it instead of putting it on my skin?

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  34. This looks heavenly! I love making things myself, so this is on my list of things to try.

    I am your newest follower via Crafty Spice's Blog Hop! Check out my blog if you can!

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  35. wow such a great idea! thanks for sharing :)

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  36. Oh I bet that smells amazing.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    P.S. I'm having a Giveaway for a set of Nail Polishes, a Clutch, and Necklace/Earring Set.

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  37. This looks so yummy and yet it is a cream. Love it.

    Daphne.

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  38. Oh my god, I can basically smell this and am just craving vanilla sugar cookies like no other... :)

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  39. I bet this is great on your skin but it also makes me hungry xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  40. oh wow, this is fabulous....i bet it smells amazing

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  41. Thanks for the follow! I love your blog and am now following too :)

    xo,
    Jacquelyn

    floridblog.blogspot.com

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  42. good to know i'm not the only one! amazing blog and great DIY, following xx

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  43. Where did you find the vanilla EO with sugar cookie scent? Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  44. Sarah--I've had this a while, but purchased online. Google "sugar cookie essential oil" and you'll find lots of options. Good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

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  45. Great recipe! I think I'll try this real soon! :)

    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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  46. I like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

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  47. I bet this makes your skin so soft! Love it! And thanks for your kind thoughts on my blog. I'm still exhausted, but that's because I just got home from a mini vacation. :)

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  48. It would make great gifts definitely. It's easy to make and I am excited to try it.

    UncommonScents.com

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