If you’ve found your way to this page you must be looking to for extremely soft skin with this DIY thick and creamy body butter. Homemade products are a wonderful option because you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
If you have dry skin, you need to pamper your skin with this thick and creamy body butter. This isn’t as quick and easy as some of my other natural beauty products I make but well worth the effort. I first started making my own beauty products last year and haven’t looked back nor had nicer looking skin.
I highly recommend first using this easy body scrub http://thewifeslife.com/sugarsalt-scrub/ and removed the dead skin, you’ll want to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. This thick and creamy body butter will do the trick.
This body butter has an amazing smell of cocoa butter. It smells so delicious I actually tried a lick. Do not, I repeat do not lick your body butter and I know you’ll want to. It does not taste anything like it smells. Just a fair warning. 🙂
My favorite recipe:
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1/4 C Shea butter
1/4 C coconut oil
1/2 C cocoa butter
1 Tbsp. Aloe Vera
In a double boiler, (I just used a glass bowl over boiling water in a medium sauce pan) over a low heat, (high heat will leave the Shea butter with a gritty feeling) melt Shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil. When completely melted and combined, let it cool. Once it’s cool to the touch put in freezer. Only leave in freezer about 20-30 minutes until it’s stiff but not frozen throughout. After removing from the freezer, add Aloe Vera and begin to mix with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form and it has the consistency of thick whipped cream. At first, it might not look like much but it will double in size due to the whipping.
You can also add essential oils if you wish. I have not had luck with this because the cocoa and Shea butters have such a potent smell, they are hard to cover. Although I don’t why would you want to, they smell amazing. Then transfer to airtight containers. I use 8 oz glass jars with screw on lids. They will store about 6-8 weeks. Coconut oil has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties to help it semi-preserve. Feel free to double or quadruple the recipe and give as gifts. You can store any unused jars in the fridge
Or if you prefer to use lotion bars as some of us do, here is a great recipe.
Use equal parts Cocoa or Shea butter and Coconut or Olive oil
I personally like using cocoa butter and coconut oil with the beeswax. But you can use whichever you prefer.
Making this is similar to the body butter but after melting the oils together, just put into tins or I use a soap mold. Once it hardens
(about 20 minutes), remove and your lotion bars are ready to use. These are so quick to make and how can you not love that?! I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do! Enjoy!