Ok friends, truth be told I am not a body butter, lotion kind of woman. Honestly, I think it’s because I don’t like to get my hands greasy? I dunno, maybe. BUT, I am really feeling drawn to self care during this pregnancy.
For those of you that don’t know I’m expecting our third in July. So, I thought what better way to practice some self care during pregnancy than showing my bump some love with belly butter.
I borrowed this recipe from a great book by Melissa Poepping called “Chemical Free Home for Baby and Mommy“. It’s pretty simple but you’ll want to make sure you have all the ingredients ahead of time.
o 1/2 cup coconut oil
o 1 TBS almond oil
Step 1- Whip coconut oil in a mixer or with a hand mixer until it’s nice and fluffy. While mixing add in the almond oil.
Step 2- Add in oils while continuing to whip the coconut oil.
Step 3- In a double boiler (or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water) melt the cocoa butter.
Step 4- Slowly pour melted cocoa butter into the coconut oil while blending on high until combined.
Step 5- Scoop into a glass jar and place in the refridgerator until solid.
That’s it! You did it, now go lather that beautiful belly 🙂 Also, please please go HERE to learn about the importance of researching essential oils before putting them on your body. In case you didn’t know, they’re not all created equal!