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Coastal DIY: Coffee Body Butter
With the Winter weather comes dry skin. This little DIY will help smooth things out.
DIY SUPPLIES & INSTRUCTIONS:
To make this recipe, you'll need:
6 oz coffee butter (or other soft butter like mango or avocado)
6 oz Shea Butter
1.5 oz oil ( I used half sweet almond and half argan oil)
Fragrance oils- I used vanilla and a hint of caffe latte (coffee butter has a strong fragrance already)
2 heaping tablespoons-Arrowroot powder, cornstarch or modified tapioca starch
Preservative (if for other than personal use)
Double boiler or glass bowl and pot
One of these: Immersion blender(stick), stand mixer, hand mixer OR fork
Before you begin you want to disinfect your equipment and workspace. It's best to use a solution of bleach and water or if you don't have that on hand you could spray everything down with isopropyl alcohol and let it sit for a while then wipe with clean paper towels. I use a new role of towels for each project.
First you want to melt your butters and oils in a double boiler. If you don't have one, that's okay. You can just use the heat safe glass bowl set on top of a pot with water in it on the stove. Stir over low heat until everything melts together. Don't put butters in the pot directly over heat or microwave them. They can burn and Shea can become grainy if overheated. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it pre-melted.