I created Pretty in Pink Body Butter for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great gift to give all the lovely women in your life who have survived one of the most painful and emotional experiences they’ve went through.
National Breast cancer awareness month is a month I am very passionate about. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and on December 17, 2004 she lost her battle to breast cancer. It was on of the darkest and painful times of my life; losing my best friend and the only person I could talk to. My mom’s battle with cancer was very painful. I saw a lot and heard a lot, she kept so much hidden on the inside. When I look back I wish she would have opened up.
I have been supporting the cause and have volunteered at many events in the pass. This year I wanted to make something special for all those women who are still fighting to survive. Losing your hair, feeling sick all the time, being depressed and not wanting to do anything does not mean you’re not beautiful! You are beautiful! Living another day, being able to fight for your life is all that we can ask. You are strong and beautiful and this body butter is a gift for all of you..
Pretty in Pink Body Butter Recipe:
1 cup Coconut Oil
1 ½ cup vegetable shortening
1-3 drops pink food dye (I used gel)
5-10 drops essential oils (optional)
Recipe Directions: In a large bowl place coconut oil, shortening and 1 drop of food dye. Use your electric mixer and combine all the ingredients until they become a pink whip. Add 2 more drops of food coloring and your favorite essentials oils (I used rose oil). Take a rubber spatula and whip the butter until the essential oils and dye have been incorporated. Store in glass Jars and enjoy.
Use just a bit, this butter goes along way!!!