Cocoa butter is one of those foods for skin that keeps it healthier, softer, and smoother always. Cocoa has its own benefits for the skin like it keeps your skin well hydrated as it is high in fatty acids. Besides, it acts as a great antioxidant, which helps to fight against free radicals. This way it helps in preventing the signs of aging. Research and studies have shown that regular use of cocoa butter by pregnant women has helped them in getting rid of stubborn stretch marks. It treats the flaky and dry skin and thus, leaves natural dew on the skin, making it glow all the time. One can also use the cocoa butter to control the flakiness of the lips and make them look softer and beautiful.
- 100 grams raw cocoa butter (finely chopped)
- 100 grams virgin coconut oil
- 2 grams vitamin E oil
- 5-10 drops essential oil
About the Ingredients
Its benefits are discussed above.
Virgin Coconut Oil
It hydrates and nourishes the skin, making it softer and smoother. Its regular use makes the skin look glowy year long. Besides nourishing the skin, it is a powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
Vitamin E Oil
It is used as an emollient to treat extra dry skin.
Essential oil possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria properties. It soothes the skin and is used for adding fragrance to the body butter.
How to prepare?
Step#1 : Melt cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, and coconut oil together in a microwave or in a double broiler.
Step#2 : Let the mixture gets cool for 30 minutes before you put it in the freezer. Now, put the mix in freezer until the time, it begins to solidify. Generally, it takes 30 minutes for the mix to start solidifying.
Step#3 : As the mix begins to solidify, take it out and whip it with a hand mixer or stand mixer till it becomes fluffy and light. Now, take a clean jar and transfer the contents to the jar and store it. Your homemade cocoa body butter is ready to use.
Apply it every morning after bathing. For more effective results, use it at night before you sleep. It will nourish your skin the whole night.