Body Frosting is an exceptional moisturizer. It is made with nothing but a great natural butter, such as Shea Butter, mixed with a light vegetable oil like sweet almond oil. Body Frosting got its name because it looks much like a fresh batch of fluffy white frosting. You probably shouldn’t eat it, but it definitely looks like you could.
The butters in the Body Frosting melt on contact with your skin and absorb almost instantly. Leaving your skin feeling moisturized, but never greasy. It is great for use on very dry areas like knees, elbows, cracked hands, and feet. It is also great for people with conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It is great for stretch marks and has been used for diaper rash. Some people with very dry skin even like it on there face. This is definitely a versatile moisturizer.
The easiest recipe I have found is simply 60% Shea Butter and 40% Sweet Almond oil, a vitamin E capsule, and a pinch of cornstarch. These ingredients all have antioxidant properties that will heal and repair even the driest cracked skin. The cornstarch serves to make sure that the feel is not greasy at all. Simply weigh out your Shea Butter in a deep microwave safe container. To make 10oz of frosting you will use 6oz of Shea Butter and 4 oz of sweet almond oil.Melt the Shea Butter in the microwave just until it starts to get soft, do not melt completely. If the Shea Butter gets too hot it can feel grainy. Add 4oz of Sweet almond oil, the vitamin E and cornstarch to the warmed Shea Butter. Mix on high speed with hand mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes. You can use a stand mixer if you prefer.
After Body Frosting is fluffy add a small amount fragrance or essential oil if you want the Frosting scented. It is sometimes fun to use buttercream or chocolate fudge, because it smells like frosting.
Place Body Frosting in an air tight container, and store in a cool place. If it melts because it gets too warm you can simply whip it up again. Body Frosting is so easy, and a great alternative to the expensive chemical laden products that are available commercially. You should try making some today. It would make a great Christmas gift.