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Whipped Body Butter with dōTERRA Essential Oils

Body Butter with Essential OilsWe use this basic recipe for creating our body butters for home use. A body butter combines rich, moisturizing natural plant “butters” and oils with your favorite essential oil. These easy-to-make skin luxuries provide natural, concentrated, easy-to-use skin solutions you can use daily. Essential oils can enhance any body butter recipe, leaving your skin with a wonderful, subtle scent while providing unique benefits. What do you use body butters for?

  • Hand care: Use these butters every day without the greasy feeling some lotions leave.
  • Dry patches: Massage into dry, flaky heels, elbows, or other problem areas.
  • Cuticles: Work into each finger and toe after soaking.
  • Moisturizer: Warm butter in hands, and gently massage into neck, décolletage, face, and forehead.
  • Shaving Balm: Warm and melt in hands, then massage into legs.
  • Intense Hand/Foot Therapy: Apply thickly after soaking, then protect overnight with cotton gloves or socks.

Pure Vitamin E oil should contain 28,000 I.U. per fluid ounce. Any number less than this per ounce means the oil has been diluted.

Body Butter with Essential Oils
Whipped Body Butter with doTERRA Essential Oils
Servings
1 Pint
Servings
1 Pint
Body Butter with Essential Oils
Whipped Body Butter with doTERRA Essential Oils
Servings
1 Pint
Servings
1 Pint
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/4 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbl Vitamin E oil
  • 12 - 16 drops Favorite doTERRA Essential Oil
  • 1 pint Mason jar for storing
Servings: Pint
Instructions
  1. Mix first four ingredients in microwave safe bowl then melt and stir until incorporated.
    body butter ingedients
  2. Add in dōTERRA Essential Oil(s) of your choice. Some of our favorites:
    ♥ Eucalyptus and Peppermint (12 drops eucalyptus + 6 drops peppermint)
    ♥ Wild Orange and Vanilla (12 drops wild orange + 5 drops vanilla extract)
  3. Place bowl in freezer to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, until about 3/4 of the oil is solid but soft.
    body butter ingredients
  4. Transfer to bowl for mixing and whip on highest speed for 5 to 8 minutes -- until light and fluffy.
    Fluffy Body Butter
Recipe Notes

Note: dōTERRA Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis) is non-phototoxic and can be safely used in body butters and lotions. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), expressed Lemon (Citrus limon), and expressed Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) are labelled phototoxic and should not be used in body butters. Please observe all label warnings and cautions.

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Desserts, Recipes

Cream Cheese Mints with dōTERRA Essential Oils

Cream Cheese Mints
These are incredible easy to make even for the non-cook (Sandy) in our house! We continue to experiment with the various dōTERRA essential oils when it comes to flavor. This recipe is divided for 3 different flavors: lemon, peppermint & lavender.
Servings
15 dozen small, bite sized mints
Servings
15 dozen small, bite sized mints
Cream Cheese Mints
These are incredible easy to make even for the non-cook (Sandy) in our house! We continue to experiment with the various dōTERRA essential oils when it comes to flavor. This recipe is divided for 3 different flavors: lemon, peppermint & lavender.
Servings
15 dozen small, bite sized mints
Servings
15 dozen small, bite sized mints
Ingredients
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling
  • 4 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil for 1/3 of the batch
  • 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint essential oil for 1/3 of the batch
  • 1 drop doTERRA Lavender essential oil for 1/3 of the batch
  • color sugared sprinkles optional
  • food coloring optional
Servings: dozen small, bite sized mints
Instructions
  1. NOTE: you will repeat the instructions below once per flavor. In a mixing bowl, cream together 1/3 block cream cheese and ONE essential oil.
  2. Add in the food coloring (it only takes a tiny bit, typically one drop). We opted for yellow for lemon, a tiny bit of red (so it was more of a pink) for peppermint then purple for lavender. Beat it until it's fluffy.
  3. Then gradually add in 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Found it best to do 1/4 cup at a time. Once all the sugar is incorporated, knead into a doughball and let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Roll into balls and coat in sugar. We found that making them smaller and one-bite sized was just fine as they tend to be very sweet. Once chilled you can take out of fridge and reshape them to be perfectly round.
Recipe Notes

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCWhen making these make sure that you use an essential oil that is safe for ingestion as not all essential oils, or companies, are the same.  You will find the nutritional information on bottles of doTERRA essential oils that are safe for ingestion and it will also be labeled as safe for dietary use.  Look for this safety information on your essential oils.

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