Light and fluffy, this triple soothing whipped body butter will moisturize your skin using the healing benefits of natural herbs, coconut oil and shea butter. 

Herbalism.

How strange and mysterious it can be.

One day you’re mowing your lawn, cutting down everything that seems unflattering. The next day you’re foraging for those weeds you used to destroy with a mower, knowing now that they have great health benefits.

Who knew a common undesirable weed like plantain could pull the poison out from a bee sting? Or that it has the ability to help heal skin irritations like rashes and dry feet.

God seems to have provided for our every need down to a little weed or flower that could cure our ills.

Every year my family and I seem to add a new herb to our garden. Among our favorites are chamomile and calendula. Their medicinal benefits appear to be limitless – ranging from internal and external issues. One of my favorite ways to use these herbs is adding them to a homemade lotion recipe. Calendula, chamomile and dandelion are a powerhouse trifecta for moisturizing skin and soothing irritations.

Skin Benefits of Calendula

Calendula (aka the miracle flower) is a beautiful, cheery herb that not only looks lovely in your garden but also has wondrous healing benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps to decrease pain and accelerates cell division in your body helping to heal your body faster. Which makes it a great addition to this soothing whipped body butter recipe.

Healing Benefits of Chamomile 

Chamomile is another one of those herbs that can benefit your body both internally and externally. The dainty little flower reminds me of a daisy. Just like calendula, it also has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for diminishing skin rashes and other forms of irritation like redness or dry skin. Adding it to this body butter is a no brainer.

How Dandelions Benefit Your Skin

Dandelions may be one of those pesky weeds in your yard that many people want to get rid of but did you know that the entire plant can be used in a multitude of ways? I’ve seen it used for digestive support and to treat sore muscles. When adding the flower to a salve, lotion or body butter, dandelion is excellent at relieving inflamed skin and reducing pain.

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How to Make Homemade Body Butter

This natural body butter recipe combines the healing benefits of calendula, chamomile and dandelion flowers. The addition of coconut oil and shea butter help moisturize and protect skin. I love using it after I shave my legs in the summer or to soften my dry, cracked hands in the winter months. My family has also used it to treat skin rashes from excessive sweating and getting in a tangle with a patch of thistles (wicked weeds).

The triple soothing body butter is a great overall moisturizer and can be used by most skin types. Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight since coconut oil melts at 76°F.

Makes: 8 ounce jar

Ingredients

1/4 cup (3 g) mixture of dried dandelion, calendula and chamomile flowers
1/2 cup (100 g) coconut oil
1/4 cup (55 g) shea butter
5 drops of orange essential oil

Combine the coconut oil and dried flowers in a canning jar. Set the jar down in a small saucepan, creating a makeshift double boiler. Fill the saucepan with a couple inches of water. Turn the burner onto low heat for 1-2 hours until the mixture has turned yellow.

Remove the jar from heat. Strain out the flowers and place 1/2 cup (100 g) of the infused oil into another canning jar. Combine the infused oil and shea butter. Set the jar into a saucepan with a few inches of water over low heat until the shea butter has melted.

Pour the mixture into a heatproof mixing bowl and place in the fridge for 30-35 minutes or until it becomes set up and begins looking solidified. 

Once it has set up, remove from the fridge. Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut body butter until light and fluffy – similar to a super thick whipped cream. Add in the orange essential oil and whip for a few more seconds to completely combine.

Scoop the whipped coconut butter into a jar, tin or container. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Yield: One 8 ounce jar

Triple Soothing Whipped Coconut Butter

Triple Soothing Whipped Coconut Butter

Materials

  • 1/4 cup (3 g) mixture of dried dandelion, calendula and chamomile flowers
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup (55 g) shea butter
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil

Instructions

    Combine the coconut oil and dried flowers in a canning jar. Set the jar down in a small saucepan, creating a makeshift double boiler. Fill the saucepan with a couple inches of water. Turn the burner onto low heat for 1-2 hours until the mixture has turned yellow.

    Remove the jar from heat. Strain out the flowers and place 1/2 cup (100 g) of the infused oil into another canning jar. Combine the infused oil and shea butter. Set the jar into a saucepan with a few inches of water over low heat until the shea butter has melted.

    Pour the mixture into a heatproof mixing bowl and place in the fridge for 30-35 minutes or until it becomes set up and begins looking solidified. 

    Once it has set up, remove from the fridge. Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut body butter until light and fluffy - similar to a super thick whipped cream. Add in the orange essential oil and whip for a few more seconds to completely combine.

    Scoop the whipped coconut butter into a jar, tin or container. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

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