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Lavender Body Butter

This gluten-free Homemade Lavender Body Butter is ready to go in about 30 minutes! | spiritedandthensome.com

This gluten-free homemade Lavender Body Butter is so easy to make, right in your own kitchen! It’s the perfect addition to a calming night routine. It’s also the perfect gift idea for friends and family! {GF}

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/81/4 cup coconut oil (The more coconut oil you use, the more it will be a solid, almost bar-like, consistency. Make a few batches to see which you prefer.)
  • 1/4 cup beeswax chunks or pellets
  • 1 tsp glycerine
  • Essential oils or extracts of choice, optional (Courtesy of the beeswax, this body butter has a delightful scent on its own)

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a glass jar that can withstand heat.
  2. Put the glass jar in the saucepan. Fill saucepan with water, high enough to be level with the amount of ingredients melting in the jar. Put a lid on the jar without screwing it shut. You will want it loose enough that some steam can escape but not so loose the ingredients don’t melt.
  3. Bring water to a boil, periodically removing the lid to stir the ingredients (I like to use a butter knife for this). Add more water, if necessary, to the saucepan.
  4. Once all ingredients are melted (the beeswax takes the longest to melt), pour mixture into glass jars and, once cooled, use as you would any other lotion.

Notes

  • The mixture will be smooth and firm. I typically swipe the surface of the body butter around the edge of the jar with my finger and apply the small amount directly to my skin. A little bit of body butter will go a LONG way.
  • Reduce the amount of coconut oil used if you want a slightly softer consistency.
  • Break up the body butter with a table knife if you don’t want to swipe the surface to get the lotion.