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3 Top Butters for Natural Hair

What is Hair Butter?

The blend of of high percentage of natural plant butters and organic oils. This hair product acts a sealant, protecting the hair while providing deep moisture, nourishment, sheen, and shine.

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Bath Bombs

How to Make Natural Bath Bombs | Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath BombsHow to Make Natural Bath Bombs

Bath bombs also called bath fizzy, bath fizzies and bath fizzers are an exceptional and fun product to add to the bath. Bath bombs are dropped into a tub of water and they fizz in the water releasing aroma, salts, oils and herbs into the bath tub. They are convenient to travel with to create a luxurious bath in a hotel and they make great gifts for bath lovers.

The two main ingredients that make bath bombs fizz are baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and citric acid.  Bath bombs can also be made with sea salt, Epsom salt, plant oils, cornstarch, oat flour, butters, essential oils and powdered herbs.

There are so many different recipes.  One of my favorite recipes contains cocoa butter. I also like to add sea salt, herbs and soothing grains. I share my basic cocoa butter bath bomb recipe with you below.

Bath Bomb Ingredients

Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a natural mineral salt found throughout the world.  Baking soda softens the bath water. It soothes, deodorizes, and cleanses the skin. Baking soda also helps to relieve itching.

Citric Acid is from natural organic acids from the fermentation of fruit sugars from citrus fruits; lemons, limes and oranges.  Citric acid is also obtained from sugar, dextrose and molasses. It is used as a preservative in many drinks and foods.

Essential Oils come from plants, add scent and therapeutic properties.

Clays can be added to help draw impurities and they naturally color the bath bomb.

Cocoa Butter is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, creating soft and silky skin.

Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipes

The cocoa butter moisturizes and softens the skin. It also has a long shelf life.

Yield: 5 medium bath bombs

1 cup citric acid (8 ounces)

2 cups baking soda (16 ounces)

1 teaspoon melted cocoa butter

½ -1 teaspoon essential oil

Directions to Make

1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

2. Mist mixture with distilled water or witch hazel and form a ball with bath bomb molds or bath bomb press.

3. Allow to dry

4. Enjoy!

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How to Make Body Butter

Body Butters are easy to make. They are one of the best products for skin. They moisturize, soothe and protect the skin. Body butters create soft, smooth and silky skin. The shelf life for this body butter is at least two years. No preservative is necessary since it does not contain water.
I use organic ingredients as much as possible. 

Yield: approximately 12 ounces

3/4 cup solid cocoa butter (deodorized or with light scent of cocoa)

3/4 cup solid shea butter or cupuacu butter (I prefer deodorized)

5 ounces sunflower oil

8 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

1/2 teaspoon or 50 drops essential oil (lavender, rose geranium or mandarin essential oil is nice)

 Directions To Make

  1. Melt cocoa butter and shea butter in double boiler. Remove from heat as soon as melted.
  2. Add sunflower oil, vitamin E oil and essential oils to mixture and mix well.
  3. Pour into containers and allow body butter to firm.

Whipped Body Butter Directions

  1. Melt cocoa butter and shea butter in double boiler. Remove from heat as soon as melted.
  2. Add sunflower oil, vitamin E oil and essential oils to mixture and mix well.
  3. Create a cold water bath: Place bowl with body butter mixture on top of a bowl with cold water and ice.
  4. When body butter starts to firm with a jelly-like consistency, whip with a beater for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Spoon into containers.

Directions for Use
A small amount goes a long way. Apply to moist skin after a shower or bath or apply anytime. Massage extra body butter onto feet and cracked heals, elbows and hands. This butter can also be used on dry and coarse hair. Apply a small amount to moist or dry hair.