This beautiful mixture has such a lovely, subtle scent, and such an inviting color that I nearly licked the whip clean after my test batch. I know that some folks delight in powerfully scented products, but for me, there is nothing quite as special as a formulation that smells wonderful without any added aromatics. This recipe doesn't contain a drop of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil. The natural aromas of Virgin Coconut Cream Oil and Plum Oil provide this body butter with a delicate scent that barely kisses the skin after use. In a word, it's dreamy.
I used Ultra Refined Cocoa Butter and Organic Virgin Coconut Cream Oil as the bases for this body butter. This special Cocoa Butter yields very little aroma, perfect for formulations that don't work well with Cocoa Butter's usual strong chocolate scent. Organic Virgin Coconut Cream Oil might just be my favorite natural skin care ingredient ever. If you've ever smelled it, you'll understand why. Our Virgin Coconut smells just like a freshly cracked coconut. It's light, and moisturizing, and slightly astringent. Binding the fats are two plant based waxes, Carnauba and Plum Jojoba Esters. Carnauba is a super stiff vegetable wax. In fact, it is so hard that you just need a tiny bit to harden this recipe. Plum Jojoba Wax Beads give the butter a gorgeous plum/pink color, but if you'd prefer a 100% natural butter, switch the Plum Jojoba Wax Beads for White.
Coconut & Plum Whipped Body Butter
Makes about 6 ounces by volume, and about 5 1/2 ounces by weight