At the first contact with cocoa butter you will be completely amazed by its qualities. This delicate, creamy oil softens the skin and is a perfect addition to all types of oils, lotions, conditioners, etc. Cocoa butter melts at about 34 ° C, which is slightly below body temperature. After contact with the skin, the oil slowly melts, absorbs quickly without leaving traces, and also smells wonderful.
"Zdravnitza" has selected five great recipes for cosmetic products with cocoa butter that you can make at home.
1. Bath milk with cocoa butter
about 15 g of cocoa butter (approximately the size of a thumb)
about 4 tbsp coconut milk powder (or other milk powder)
Combine the cocoa butter with two tablespoons of coconut milk powder. Place the products in a suitable container and heat slightly until the cocoa butter softens.
Pour the creamy paste into a bowl and add the rest of the coconut milk powder, stirring. It is necessary to obtain a fine substance without lumps.
To use, add one or two tablespoons to the hot bathtub and enjoy!
2. Lips balm with cocoa butter
10 g of cocoa butter
9 g of beeswax
6 g of aromatic oil of your choice (apricot, almond, grape seed, etc.)
5 g of sunflower lecithin powder
Prepare a small container for a water bath. Put cocoa butter, beeswax, butter and sunflower lecithin in a heat-resistant cup. Put the cup in the pot and let it sit on the fire for about 10 minutes.
After melting all the products, remove the cup. A food coloring can be added if desired. Stir and pour the contents into lip tubes or other container.
Allow the lips balm to cool and store in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life. Enjoy it!
3. Foot balm with cocoa butter
50 g of shea butter
25 g of cocoa butter
20 drops of rosemary essential oil
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
Melt the cocoa butter in a water bath, then add the essential oils. Return the mixture to the hob for about 1 minute, stirring well.
Put the resulting mixture in a beautiful jar. Enjoy it!
4. Deodorant with clay, cocoa butter and shea butter
15 g of cocoa butter
8 g of shea butter
10 g of organic coconut oil
8 g of natural clay (gray-green, white or brown)
9 g of baking soda
12 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops of bergamot essential oil
1 drop of peppermint essential oil
5 drops of patchouli essential oil
Melt the cocoa, coconut and shea butter in a water bath. Allow the oils to harden slightly, while mixing the clay and soda. Stir well. Add the essential oils to the clay and soda and stir, then the resulting mixture is applied to the oils. Stir thoroughly. To use, rub a small amount of deodorant on your hands.
5. Massage bars with cocoa butter
20 g of cocoa butter
30 g of organic coconut oil
20 g of beeswax
Melt all the ingredients in a water bath. After melting, pour the mixture into small molds as desired. Biscuit molds, etc. can be used. After the mixture has cooled completely, store in the refrigerator. With the resulting bar you can rub any part of your body. Enjoy it!