March 2015 Newsletter


Featuring information each month about the lotion ingredients, the countries they come from, and sometimes... a recipe.

What can you make with coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter?
A body mousse that's soft enough for the face.

Allie from Michigan wrote to tell me her experience with making Chocolate Body Mousse from my Gift Giving e-book in the My Buttered Life series.

                    "Dear Renee,
                    I am in LOVE!!! DIY Chocolate Mousse Body Butter is AMAZING!"

Let me share the rest of her enthusiasm with you. There are at least 4 perks to making and using this recipe:
  • Perk #1: You can make a LOT of skin care with just one recipe, especially when it's whipped.
     "You said it filled 6- 4oz containers. Hmm.. I kept filling 4oz containers to the top edge and was beginning to wonder if Jesus was performing another multiplying miracle!"
  • Perk #2: It's economical.
      "I could buy one small jar of Juice Beauty Organic Nourishing Moisture cream (for faces) for $36 plus shipping or... make the DIY Chocolate Mousse Body Butter and end up with tons that will last me for years."
  • Perk #3: It works like a facial cream.
     " skin is so moisturized!! I am told it smells divine."
  • Perk #4: It also works as an all-over body mousse.
     "So, Renee, you helped me once again and I must thank you from the bottom of my soft feet!   Blessings, Allie"

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Where all the action is…
Chocolate Body Mousse  All you need are three ingredients and a Kitchen-aid (a hand blender works, too). Here's my recipe that Allie used:
  • 12 oz shea butter
  • 6 oz cocoa butter
  • 6 oz coconut oil
  1. Melt all three ingredients using a double boiler, preferably the metal bowl of a stand-up mixer. Stir well using a wooden skewer.
  2. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate until mixture has solidified (about 2-3 hours).
  3. Whip for 10-20 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally. When the "mousse" has whipped to your liking, scoop into jars.  Fills at least six 4-oz jars.


What people say...
Denise in CA: The DIY kit was so much fun to make and at the end, I have wonderful products to keep and to share.
Siobhan in NY: Best peppermint lip balm I have ever used.
Angie in GA:The Au Chocolat lotion stick is so much better for me than plain coconut oil that I had been using.
Annette in OH:  The Beesilk lotion bar is easy to use and works beautifully.


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