Better Body Butter + Fun News!

I have a new and improved body butter recipe to share today but first, big news! Can you guess?

We are getting a puppy!

We have picked out a new puppy, it’s a Miniature Pinscher (Min Pin) and he’s only 6 weeks old right now so we won’t be getting him until the first week of June some time. We got to meet all the puppies and the mom last week and they were so tiny! They were the smallest puppies I’ve ever seen. Here I am holding one. You can see the fear in my eyes holding something so small…

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But seriously how cute is that? He has eyebrows!

Here he is biting my husbands thumb. I would say these two started bonding very quickly!

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As everyone in the world knows, I loooooooooove pugs and I thought for sure I would never be able to love any pet other than a pug. The only thing is, every time I looked at a pug (and I looked at LOTS), I expected to see Lilly. And of course I never saw Lilly because she was a one of a kind. I just didn’t get any recognition and it didn’t feel right. Also, pugs have a lot of health issues! When I was researching dog breeds the synopsis of a pug has about a paragraph worth of health issues and Lilly had about 75% of those issues. The synopsis of a Min Pin for health issues is one line: Generally Healthy. Another bonus is they don’t shed much and this dog will actually be able to run and hike with us which we are really looking forward to.

This dog will grow to be 12-15 pounds which is small enough to be portable but not too small. Even though he (yes we are getting a boy dog) will be small, he will be macho! I’ve already started acquiring gear for him: camo bags, stuffed mallard. You know, manly things. No bows or light blue wussy stuff for this dog!

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Now we just have to wait a few more weeks. And figure out a name!

Ok on to body butter if you are still with me.

This recipe is just slightly different from the original body butter I posted a while back. I didn’t use coconut oil in this batch and I like it way more. It isn’t as greasy and it seems to soak in better. My skin is softer for days after using it so I can tell it really sinks in deep. Another bonus is, it’s more heat stable. Coconut oil is a loose cannon. Rock solid in the winter and liquid in the summer. This formula will remain the same consistency year round. It’s a little heavier feeling but absorbs pretty quickly.

The method for making it is the same as this recipe. Just melt all the ingredients together in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Refrigerate for about an hour, or until no longer runny and then mix with an electric mixer until fluffy.

And then this other miracle happened. I did something crafty and actually made a printable recipe! I feel so fancy. Except there is a typo on it and it should say to refrigerate for an hour or more but I did not save this work of art because I’m not that smart.

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Enjoy the rest of the week & weekend!
Laura

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