Winter Body Moisturizer

With the winter season officially beginning on December 21st, not to mention all this cold and rain we have been having, my skin has been craving a body butter. 

During the warmer months, I tend to solely use coconut oil. My preferred brand is Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and at $5.99 it's one of a kind :) However, when that cold weather hits, my skin needs more moisture. 

To make my body butter, I melted a mix of unmeasured butters, oils, and fragrance to create a fabulous moisturizer that lasts. I have listed the ingredients I used below. 

Shea Butter 
Cocoa Butter 
Coconut Oil 
Olive Oil 
Vitamin E Oil 
Lavender Essential Oil 
Bramble Berry Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil 

I melted the butter, oils, and a squeeze of honey in a double broiler on my stove. Once melted, I turned off the heat and added in the Vitamin E Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, and Fragrance. I then let this mixture cool, whipped with my hand mixer, and added it to my repurposed Talenti Gelato container. 

Side Note: If you have not yet gotten on the Talenti Gelato bandwagon, I highly recommend it :) The flavors are absolutely amazing, my personal favorite is Carmel Cookie Crunch, and I have a habit of saving the containers to repurpose. 

This butter was very easy to make and smells delicious! The whipped consistency stays soft and is the perfect body moisturizer. 

If you do try this, tweak the recipe and the scents and let me know what you come up with! 

Love. Peace. Happiness. 


  1. Anonymous14.1.15

    Thank you so much Kiddo for giving me some of that oh so moisturizing cream, it does wonders�� And btw, thanks and not so much thanks for getting me started on the caramel cookie crunch :-) Mom

  2. @Anonymous/Mom Thank you! I am almost ready to do a 2nd batch-mines is almost gone! The best gelato ever!