Making natural body butter at home is super easy. If I can do it, you can definitely do it. All you need are a few natural ingredients, and you’re ready to create a basic recipe without the department store price tag. In less than 60 minutes, you’ll have a moisturizing body butter that can be used right away or stash a few extra batches to share with girlfriends.
When it comes to scents, almond-scented products are one of my favorites. I know that many women love it as well. Almond essence has a deliciously sweet scent that exudes feelings of warmth and comfort.
Sweet almond oil has no particular scent but it is a popular ingredient in so many skin care products. Among many things, almond oil hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling silky soft.
Choosing the correct hydrating products is essential to creating any DIY body butter.
Vegetable oils (olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter) are suitable for all skin types. Grapeseed oil is good for sensitive skin and almond oil does an amazing job with moisturizing dry skin.
Coconut oil and Shea butter are great moisturizers too and are most effective when combined with sweet almond oil.
Try this recipe for an almond-scented body butter using ingredients readily available any health food store.
This concoction smells really yummy. And, you’ll end up with a rich, soothing, and hydrating goop to slather all over your body!!
Almond-Scented Body Butter
¼ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
½ Cup Shea butter
½ Cup Coconut Oil
20 drops almond (or vanilla) essential oil
1 Combine the sweet almond oil, Shea butter, and coconut oil in glass measuring cup. Place the container in the microwave uncovered and set at a medium temperature for one minute, or until the mixture dissolves completely. You can also place the measuring cup in a double boiler on the stove. Be sure to stir the mixture constantly.
2 Remove dissolved mixture from the heat and leave at room temperature for 5 minutes. Place the mixture in the fridge for 90 minutes, or until the mixture firms up.
3 Allow the body butter to cool completely – it will thicken slightly as it cools. Use a mixer to whip the mixture until smooth and well combined. Add the essential oil and mix one more time. Pour into jars.
*Add pizzazz to your jars by writing the name of the body butter and the ingredients on custom labels.
*Experiment with popular essential oils like rose, vetiver, geranium, orange, juniper, sandalwood, and neroli. These oils will enhance the fragrance of the body butter.
*Adding Vitamin E makes the body butter more moisturizing; it also lengthens the lotion’s shelf life.
*Extra batches can be stored in the refrigerator.
Do you make your own body butter?