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Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Recipe January 17, 2016 23:33 88 Comments
During the last live video tutorial, I made Cupuacu Shea Body Butter. As promised I wanted to break down the steps and give a picture tutorial of each step. For frequently asked questions about making body butters click here.
Body Butter is probably one of the easiest beauty products you can make. In a few simple steps you have created a great way to soften and moisturize your skin. It's particularly helpful during the winter when dry skin can be hard to deal with. As I discussed during the video below you can choose from a plethora of butters and oils to make a product that suits your needs. For this project, I used the following: You can also purchase the kit to make your own Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Kit
4 oz. Shea Butter
3 oz. Cupuacu Butter
1 oz. Avocado Oil
1 oz. Macadamia Nut Oil
.9 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
.1 oz. Fragrance Oil/Essential Oil
Step #1 - Weigh butters (using a digital scale is best for weighing all items)
Step #2 - Weigh oils
Step #3 - Melt butters and oils together in microwave or using a double boiler
Step #4 - Place in the refrigerator or freezer until the mixture is partially solidified as in the image below. Careful not to introduce water into the product since no preservative is necessary. If adding fragrance oil or essential oil add it after it's removed from the refrigerator.
Step #5 - Mix using a hand mixer and Kitchen Aid or stand mixer. Mix until it's light and fluffy. The amount of time will vary depending on the type of mixture used.
Step #6 - Place in a container and it's ready to use. You can package it in glass or plastic containers with a lid to keep water and moisture away from the butter.
Cupuacu Butter Benefits February 27, 2015 23:29 13 Comments
Cupuacu Butter Benefits
Cupuacu Butter comes from a cupuacu fruit tree of the chocolate family, native to the northern Amazon. Cupuacu improves the appearance prematurely aging and thinning skin while being a superior moisturizer with great water absorption. It offers high levels of essential fatty acids, which with its rich phytosterols, help the appearance of your skin's elasticity and overall appearance of your skin. Cupuacu's incredible creaminess promotes a special softness and smoothness to your skin to boosts natural moisture and help your skin appear more elastic.
Cupuacu has been used in Brazil for many centuries as a food to make ice cream, juices, and sweets. For cosmetic used it can be used in creams, lotions, lip balms, soaps, hair products, and a variety of other cosmetic uses. In addition, it can be used alone for cosmetic purposes. Cupuacu has an earthy cocoa aroma but the smell can vary based on personal preferences.