12 November, 2019
DIY Hydrating Fairtrade Cacao Butter Blend
by Naledi Sekgapane, Operations Assistant
Try this DIY silky blend of Navitas Cacao Butter, which melts right into your skin leaving a barrier to protect the most moisture-deprived skin. This DIY blend is smooth and supple, ideal for daily use for those cold winter months.
- 8 oz. Navitas Cacao Butter
- 7 oz. Organic Raw Shea Butter
- 7 oz. Organic Unrefined Coconut Butter
- 1 tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 1tbsp Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil
- 1 tbsp of Almond Oil
- 3 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- **Optional 1 Drop of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Add the cacao, shea and coconut butter into a heat safe container. Melt using a double boiler until the butters take a liquid form.
- Once the mixture is melted, add the jojoba, rose hip, almond and peppermint oils and mix in completely. Set in refrigerator to cool 1 hour until slightly soft (not solid).
- Use a hand mixer (or stand mixer) to whip the butter until it's completely smooth.
- Continue whipping for up to 10 minutes until you reach a fluffy consistency. Use a spatula to clean the sides of the bowl if necessary.
- Place the butter into jars or containers of your choosing and enjoy! Store this product in a cool place, or it may melt and lose some of the fluffy consistency.
- The butters, especially the cacao, are too hard to use in its solid state and must be melted before being added to a recipe to integrate it.
- Don’t microwave contents because we want to maintain the quality and integrity of our ingredients and get all the benefits from its natural properties.
- Don’t use a blender to mix contents as you won’t be able to reach the same fluffy consistency.
- Beat the bottom on the jar to release some of the trapped air in your container to fit more and fill out the space more effectively.
- Cacao butter will slowly re-solidify at room temperature and can be more rapidly hardened in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Adjust measurements and alternate oils to fit your specific skin needs.
Ready to get started? You can get 25% off on NavitasOrganics.com using code FAIRTRADE. Offer ends December 31, 2019.