This year I am trying to give more homemade gifts. I decided that I have finally gotten good enough at body butter to give it away. I would love to share the recipe with you....but I don't really measure. Here is what I do. I take a jar of shea butter, about 7 ounces, a bit of coconut oil, maybe 4-5 ounces and avocado oil, about a cup or so. I put in about three tablespoons of beeswax (I use the little pastilles, they melt faster). I put all of this in my double boiler until everything is melted. Then I take the whole thing and stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Take it out, scrape the sides and bottom so that you are mixing everything, add 10-15 drops of essential oil and mix on medium for a couple minutes. Lately we have been using spearmint EO. I find it to be relaxing.
Want to find avocado oil? Look at Costco. Avocado is not on the dirty dozen list so I don't buy it organic. They have a large jar at Costco. I still haven't cooked with it as I mostly use it for skin products.
That recipe filled these jars and one of my bigger 1/2 liter jars, which are the ones we use at home. Usually the big jar will last about one month for me. Big L has her own big jar and little l has a little jar. Apply sparingly. Mine absorbs fairly quickly, but I have DRY skin. The husband of mine has great NON-DRY skin so he doesn't use it. The rest of us need help!