If you’re like me and you like to formulate your own products and try out DIY tips, today’s article is for you.
We’re going to learn how to craft your signature homemade body cream using OTI Cocoa Butter, OTI Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil and other ingredients that can be easily sourced from our e-store or your local market.
The ingredients in this recipe are known for their moisturizing and skin repairing properties so they will make your skin supple, smooth and fresh.
This recipe is made up of coconut oil with cocoa butter, olive oil, and essential oils that you prefer.
Cocoa Butter is a natural fat extracted from cocoa beans. Also known as the ‘obroma oil’, cocoa butter’s beauty and health benefits date back to over 3,000 years.
Natural cocoa butter is enriched with several nutritive elements, antioxidants, and hydrating benefits making it ideal for numerous purposes. In addition to this, it is popular for clearing scars off the skin. It treats conditions like stretch marks, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and dark spots and is ideal for soothing sensitive skin.
Coconut oil, on the other hand, is an emollient that softens and hydrates dry skin while increasing essential oil distribution. It reduces the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema and other skin irritations.
OTI Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is handmade with the traditional production methods of our ancestors thus retaining all of its richness and authenticity.
Note that if your skin is acne-prone, you may want to refrain from using this excessively on your face or areas that are susceptible to breakouts.
For additional self-care benefits, add a few drops of essential oils including; lavender, tea tree, rosemary, or which other essential oil of your choice.
Now let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
3/4 OTI Cocoa Butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Essential oil of your choice
Place all the ingredients in a small pan and heat over medium heat until the butter and oils are fully melted.
Pour the mixture into a sizeable container with a tight lid.
Shake vigorously from time to time as it cools down.
When the mixture reaches room temperature, you can now apply it to your skin.
Alternatively, if you prefer a whipped body cream, set the cooled mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes to become a bit firm not solid.
Using a hand mixer set to medium -high, whisk the body butter for 5-10 minutes till it becomes fluffy.
There! Homemade natural cocoa butter cream for you and your family. Apply this twice daily (in the morning and before bed) to achieve maximum results.
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