Let me start this post by saying that you will see some changes coming to Lean, Clean, Girlie Machine. Although for years I have been very aware of what I put into my body from a macronutrient standpoint, I had really just been scratching the surface of healthy living. The past year and a half has been a very transitional period in my life. I did not have a healthy mindset in how I lived my life. I was not actually living at all. I won’t get into all the details, but things really took a turn when I was prescribed a birth control pill that absolutely ruined me. I realised that I need to pay attention and take a serious look at what I’m putting into my body and how I take care of my heart and soul. I’m looking at chemicals and pharmaceuticals in a whole new light, and treating my mind as well as I have treated my physical body. As I’ve been making this transition, one thing that I got to thinking about was the chemicals I use topically every day. Makeup, face wash, lotion, etc. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your bottle of body lotion? I made this lotion based on a bunch of recipes I found online and mixed together my favorite products. I am obsessed with the outcome – I cannot get enough of this stuff! I’ll never go back!
1/2 Cup Organic Cocoa Butter
1/2 Cup Organic Raw Shea Butter
1/2 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup 100% Almond Oil
*Optional 1tsp 100% Argan Oil (this stuff is amazing, I use it as my facial moisturizer morning and night and also in my hair)
You will need a stand / hand mixer for this!
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil. Transfer to your mixer bowl and stir in almond oil and Argan oil if using. This is where you could add an essential oil for fragrance if you wish, but honestly the cocoa butter makes it smell like PURE chocolate, and I’m not gonna change that!
Refrigerate for about 2 hours. You don’t want it completely solidified, but it should be firming up before you whip it. Once it’s about 50% solid, get whipping. I used my kitchenaid stand mixer with the whipping attachment. Whip until it reaches a thick, buttery consistency. Transfer to a jar or tupperware and you’re good to go! No need to refrigerate, it will keep it’s butter consistency at room temperature.
This does turn to an oil once you start to rub it into your skin, but personally I love that. It gives your skin an amazing glow and makes it feel so squidgy and hydrated. If you don’t want to wait for your skin to totally soak it up, just pat yourself down with a towel to remove any excess oil.
Enjoy! And let me know if you try any scents. I’m thinking orange could be a good one… chocolate orange.. mmmmm.