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Deluxe Whipped Body Cream Recipe
Back To Basics ~
Take a nut, a few fruits, a household plant, a flower and mix together. Okay, not quite that simple but those ARE the essence of this body cream recipe.
The gorgeous emollient Shea butter courtesy of the Shea NUT; the beautiful rose petals move aside for its hip FRUIT to shine; the tropical and delicious coconut FRUIT produces a wonder drug in its oil; the healing, soothing Aloe PLANT has so many benefits it’s scary and the fragrant aphrodisiac Ylang-Ylang essential oil is extracted from a FLOWER.
Wild Rosa rubiginosa
Rosehip Seed Oil ~
Rosehips are the fruit of several species of Roses. The commonly cultivated species of the ripened fruit is Rosa rubiginosa also known as Rosa mosqueta. It is native to Europe and Western Asia often seen in the wild and is now seen throughout the world particularly Chile, Spain, Argentina and Tunisia where it is cultivated for the precious oil.
On the flip side, in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa it is classed as an invasive weed. The hips or fruit are formed after the pink flowers have bloomed in the spring to summer months and the hips are often still appearing into winter.
Rosehip oil is an amazing product for the skin. Classed as “dry” oil, it absorbs very quickly into the skin with no greasy residue. Extremely hydrating, it is excellent for dry or damaged skin. A gentle oil, it may be used on its own as a moisturizer or incorporated into lotions, creams, massage oils, face masks, scrubs, lip balms or serums.
This oil should be stored in the fridge as it is delicate oil and may react more easily to changes in temperature, light and oxygen fluctuation.
Many cosmetic companies now include rosehip seed oil in their ingredients such are the incredible benefits it has. Extensive research and scientific studies have been conducted to determine the benefits of this oil. The Chilean people have been using it for centuries on their skin so let’s look at the benefits of rosehip:
Benefits of Rosehip Oil ~
- Heals Surgical Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Burns from Sunburn or Radiation
- Minor Burns
- Minimizes Wrinkles
- Anti-Aging, Premature Aging
- Brittle Nails
- Age Spots
- Dry Skin
- Sensitive Skin
- Dry, Damaged Hair
Deep Floral Fragrance
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil ~
This luxurious, rich floral essential oil predominantly stems from the flowers of the large Cananga odorata tree and is known as “the perfume tree”.
This tree grows to an average height of 12 m (40 ft) and the flowers are long and droopy with greenish-yellow petals. It is from these aromatic flowers that the potent essential oil is extracted by steam distillation and then graded according to when it has been distilled.
The tree is native to Indonesia and the Philippines and commonly found throughout the Comoros Islands, Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia and Madagascar. Ylang-Ylang essential oil is predominantly produced in the Comoros Islands and Madagascar.
Therapeutic Benefits - relieves tension, helps ease muscular pain, is calming to body and mind, helpful for fear, anxiety, colds, coughs, fever, impotency, high blood pressure and insomnia. It is said to act as an aphrodisiac.
Skin Benefits – Ylang-Ylang has a soothing and balancing effect on the skin. It will aid both overly-dry skin and overly-oily skin by balancing the natural sebum secretions. Scars, insect bites and wounds will benefit from the healing, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
African Shea Butter
Funky Whipped Body Cream with Oils and Butters
Beneficial Aloe Vera Plant
Deluxe Body Cream Recipe ~
11/2 cups Coconut Oil
4 tbsp Shea Butter
4 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
1 tsp Rosehip Seed Oil
15 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
What You Need:
Blender (use stand type or hand held mixer)
2 x 8 oz glass jars or 4 x 4 oz jars.
- Place all the ingredients (with the exception of the rosehip oil and the ylang-ylang essential oil) into the mixing bowl of the blender. Mix for approximately 3 minutes on high.
- Pop the bowl into the refrigerator for an hour. Remove and start to break up any hardened oil with the wooden spoon into tiny pieces.
- Add in the ylang-ylang and rosehip oils and blend again on high for 4 minutes.
- Every so often stop the machine and scrape down the sides to make sure all the hard pieces are combined evenly.
- When completely whipped, start spooning your cream into jars. This makes approximately 16 oz so it is up to you how you divide it up.
- Don’t forget to stick a label on with the name and date due to expire. (3-6 months from day it is made).
- If it is very warm where you live, store this body cream in the fridge or it will melt (coconut melts right down to a liquid in heat). If it is cool or cold it should be fine stored in a dark cupboard.
Like many body lotions, creams and oils it is best to apply this straight after a shower or bath when the skin is warm.
Scoop out a teaspoon (or less) amount and massage in all over the body. A little goes a long way, so do not use too much. Once on the skin it starts to melt so spreads very easily.
Whipped Body Butter with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil
Which Do You Prefer to Apply?
Tips and Suggestions ~
Instead of Shea Butter you can use Mango Butter or Cocoa Butter. If you have all three butters, be adventurous and go for the super deluxe version by using 1/2 cup of each.
Instead of Ylang-Ylang if you want an even more scent-sational recipe, add Rose Absolute Oil.
Perfect for making as a gift, this whipped cream may be changed with different essential oils easily by splitting the cream into two bowls before adding the rosehip oil and the ylang-ylang. Replace the ylang-ylang with your essential oil or oils of choice. Remember to only add 7-8 drops in total and not 15 drops.
To get the very best out of your ingredients use organic options whenever possible.
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