Make it Yourself Monday- Bath Butter

What melts in bath water, smells terrific, and moisturizes your skin like nobody's business? Bath Butter, that's what! What is bath butter? Think of a cross between a bath oil and a body moisturizer and you will be close to this tantalizing and exotic treatment.

To make, you will need;
1   cup regular or deodorized cocoa butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons olive oil
6-12 drops essential oil(s) of choice

The choice of deodorized or regular cocoa butter is yours to make, but keep in mind the EO(s) that you want to use, and how they will blend with the scent of the cocoa butter that you choose. Once decided, melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler on the stove. Then add the coconut oil. When they are melted, add the almond and the olive oils, stir, remove from the heat and add the essential oil(s). Blend well and when it begins to cool, after about 4-5 minutes or so, pour it into the jar or tin of your choice. Then set aside and allow to completely set up. You can place it in the refrigerator to help it set up faster if you choose. This recipe has a shelf life of at least 6 months, but care must be taken to keep water from coming in contact with the product. If water is introduced, the nasties will begin to grow and your product will be ruined, possibly within days of the contamination. So make sure to use a spoon to scoop it out of the jar and into the tub. If the spoon comes in contact with the water, don't place it back in the jar! How much should you use? That's up to you! Start out with one heaping teaspoon and add another one or two, or even three if you want! Just be very careful when getting in and out of the tub, as this will make the tub slippery! The butter should be, will be, firm in the container, but will melt in the warmth of the bath water. So sit back, soak, and relax as you treat yourself to this wonderful moisturizing treatment!

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