With the dry winter months, comes on dry and itchy skin. Both of my girls have had bouts of eczema, so a combination of limited soap use, fewer baths and slathering on this cream has really helped. And personally, I find that my skin is more hydrated in the winter using this cream, than it is in the summer months when I’m not using this nourishing cream.
Also, with the holiday season coming up, this is a great gift idea for any mama. Cream can be used all over your body (GREAT for a growing, stretching pregnant belly). If you are sensitive to smells, omit any essential oils, but if you like them, add 5-10 drops into each jar for a refreshing scent. Just stay away from harsher oils like peppermint, eucalyptus or pine if you plan to use it on your face, and stick to gentler oils like lavender, rose, or bergamot.
Whipped Body Cream Recipe
- 2 cups Shea Butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 2 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil
- 5-10 drops essential oil (consider lavender, orange, bergamot, rose)
*These quantities make about five or six 4 oz jars. Adjust recipe to your needs. Personally, I like having one in every room in my house, in my car, purse (hence the plastic jars), and one or two for a gift.
- Add Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax to a glass vessel in a double boiler and melt until liquid
- Remove from heat and let cool for a couple minutes
- Add Jojoba oil and Vitamin E Oil, stir to combine
- place glass container (I use a glass pyrex) in fridge for 1-2 hours (or freezer if you want it to happen faster
- Use egg beaters to beat the cream until fluffy. If you are only using one scent, add essential oils at this step.
- Scoop cream into individual jars and using a butter knife, stir in oils.
- Store in fridge if not using immediately. Unrefrigerated, cream stays fresh for about 6 months.
Regarding oils, I use Young living oils because they are good quality and I already have them, but I am not saying they are the best out there, because honestly, they are expensive. There are many other sources out there for good quality, pure oils. If you are local to Peterborough, check out Ritual Apothecary for their homemade oils for a fraction of the cost.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and your nice hydrated skin this winter!!