Lavender Body Mousse
Give something a little indulgent this season: Lavender Body Mousse. This easy to make mousse combines Shea Butter, coconut oil, almond oil, and apricot oil for massive amounts of nourishment and moisture.
Of course, there is a little bit of fun in there too: pink edible glitter and sumptuous essential oils make this gift look and smell downright pretty. The scent of lavender will relax you, and can even help you fall asleep when you are having difficulties.
- 2.5 oz Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1 oz coconut oil
- .70 oz Almond Oil
- .70 oz Apricot Oil
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops neroli essential oil
- 1 teaspoon pink edible glitter (normally used for cake decorating)
Using a double boiler, gently melt the Unrefined Shea Butter and coconut oil stirring frequently.
When almost completely melted, add the almond and apricot oils, stir well and take off of the heat.
Set it aside for about 2 hours or until your oils are 90 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
Now add the lavender and neroli oils. Adding essential oils to a hot mixture will “kill” the essence and you will wonder why you have to add so much to your recipes.
Let the oils sit outside of the fridge for another two hours, or until you can see a trace in the butters when you stir.
It’s now time to whip it with an electric mixer, do it for 2 – 3 minutes. Put it in the fridge for 12 – 24 hours. Take it out of the fridge and let it sit there for about 2 hours.
Now whip one more time – this is the moment of truth, it’s when your body butter is amazingly whipped and will STAY whipped and will not turn hard again.
Now you have your very own Lavender Body Mousse for yourself or someone you care about. There is just something special about a DIY gift made with care!