24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

A luxurious homemade body butter.

24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

– Makes 1 application


* 1/2 cup pure honey
* 2/3 cup Shea Butter, (can substitute Cocoa Butter)
* 3 Tablespoons wheat germ oil
* 2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract, optional
* 3 drops sandalwood oil, optional
* 2 to 3 sheets 24-karat gold leaf


Blend honey, Shea Butter and wheat germ oil until completely mixed. If using Cocoa Butter, soften in a double boiler or microwave. Add grapefruit seed extract and sandalwood oil. Crush 2 to 3 sheets of 24-karat gold leaf until almost powder consistency and add to mixture. Apply to clean, damp skin. Let absorb completely before wearing clothing.

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Recipe provided courtesy of the National Honey Board. http://www.honey.com

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