We’re exchanging winter dryness for baby smooth skin thanks to this simple DIY cocoa butter by mama-to-be lifestyle blogger, Lauren Gores Ireland…

Baby smooth skin should never come at the cost of harsh chemicals. Lifestyle blogger and mamma-to-be, Lauren Gores Ireland, is all about that non-toxic life — especially now she has a delicate mini on the way. This DIY body butter ensures she’s not slathering on any questionable ingredients while keeping her glow game strong. Try Lauren’s easy, all natural beauty project asap and thank us later…

A homemade remedy for baby-like skin? Yes, please! My skin craves moisture this time of year, because everything becomes so dry during the winter months. Even after lathering on layers and layers of lotion, I still experience cracked skin. Hence, why I am so in love with whipping up my own homemade body butter.

This winter skin remedy only requires a few ingredients straight from your kitchen. You’ll know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, so you don’t have to stress about chemicals or damaging additives.

Creating homemade body butters and masks has been especially important to me the last several months, because I am expecting a baby! I’ve had to remain super aware of what’s going in my pores. This body butter recipe has even worked wonders on my growing belly — keeping it hydrated and stretch-mark free.

Here’s how to make your own body butter…

DIY Body Butter

Ingredients:

2 cups raw cocoa butter (or approx. a full 1 lb bag, melted)
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup grapeseed oil
lavender essential oil (or any other scent!)

Directions:

Combine cocoa butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan and leave on medium heat, stirring often, until mixture is smooth and melted.

Allow the mixture to cool for 30 minutes, then stir in grapeseed oil and approximately 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil.

Place the bowl in your freezer for 30 minutes, allowing the mixture to harden. You want to remove the butter when it has a wax-like texture, before it becomes completely hardened.

Remove the bowl from the freezer and use an electric mixer to whip the mixture into fluff-like butter (you’ll be whipping for about 1-2 minutes).

Apply to skin. This body butter will soak well into your skin, boosting hydration and calming any irritations you may be experiencing.

Store your body butter in a sealed airtight container, or in Mason jars with lids. (Tie a few dried lavender sprigs to the top for gift-giving!)