As the cold weather settles in, I change out my sandals for boots, my blouses for sweaters, and add more blankets to our bed. Fall invokes different sentiments than the vibrant summertime. It makes you want to cuddle up on the couch with hot chocolate and a good book, and suddenly there seems nothing wrong with staying in all day. I also tend to change out my usually light and fruity perfumes for warmer, more comforting scents. This Vanilla Cinnamon Whipped Body Butter is just what the doctor ordered.
A while ago I asked Facebook to vote on a scent, and Vanilla Cinnamon was among the most popular. I decided today was the day to finally whip it up (literally), and less than 10 minutes after starting the process, I was done. There are so many reasons to make your own body butter. It's much less expensive, you can choose your scents, and you don't have to worry about your skin soaking up any toxins or chemicals.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup fair trade shea butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 Tablespoon almond oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
First, add all of your ingredients into a bowl.
Grab your hand-mixer and whip the ingredients at medium speed for 30 seconds, then increase the speed to high and whip until your body butter is light, beautiful, and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes).
It should look something like this:
Gorgeous, isn't it? Now, all you have to do is throw it in a jar and it's ready to use! Since this is a body butter, it's heavier than a regular lotion, and will make your skin oh-so-soft. I love to use this after shaving my legs. The light and fluffy texture makes this look like frosting! Enjoy!