Do It Yourself: Body butter


  1. Shea butter– This is a skin “super food” that deep moisturizes, heals, and helps with skin regeneration.

  2. Cocoa butter– It’s a high quality emollient, very moisturizing for skin.

  3. Coconut oil– It supports tissue healing and repairs and softens skin.

  4. Vitamin E oil– It promotes healing.

  5. Lavender essential oil– It’s believed to have anti-inflammatory properties (plus it is relaxing and smells good).


Step 1: Mix together 2 tablespoons each of shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.


Step 2: Add 10 drops of vitamin E oil.


Step 3: Place mixture in a thick bottomed pan and stir over low heat until melted.


Step 4: When the mixture is melted, whip with a whisk and then remove from heat.


Step 5: Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil and whip until well mixed.


Step 6: Spoon into and store in an airtight container.


Step 7: Massage regularly on any area where you want to avoid stretch marks. (I recommend the tummy, sides, breasts, and tops of thighs.)


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