The first time I made this natural DIY body butter I was blown away. It’s so moisturizing, not greasy, absorbs quickly, and is long lasting. It is so important to know what you are putting on your body and I don’t know about you, but when I can’t pronounce most of the ingredients in a product, it doesn’t make me want to use it. This simple recipe will last you months and is great for any skin type!
This combination of ingredients (see below) makes for the perfect natural DIY body butter. The shea and cocoa butter add a great level of hydration while the beeswax seals and protects your skin. The coconut oil makes the body butter smooth and pliable. Avocado oil is high in fatty acids and is the source for vitamin A, D and E. Those vitamins help to protect your skin from UV rays. In addition, vitamin E can help promote circulation while reducing fine lines and hyperpigmentation. It can also speed up the healing process. Similarly, rosehip oil is also high in antioxidants, includes vitamin A and essential fatty acids. The beta-carotene molecules are smaller so it can penetrate the skin at a deeper level.
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Ingredients You Will Need:
Supplies You Will Need To Make Natural DIY Body Butter:
If you purchase a block of beeswax, you can use a grater to shave it down. I like to use the fine side so it doesn’t take as long to melt. You can also purchase beeswax pellets that are already shaped into little beads.
Measure out (excluding essential oils) & combine all ingredients in glass bowl.
Fill sauce pan with 2 inches of water & place glass bowl on top.
Set burner to LOW & stir ingredients periodically until fully combined.
Remove from heat & slowly pour body butter into wide mouth mason jar.
Add 15-20 drops of essential oils of your choosing & stir.
Do your research and know where your essential oils are coming from. I use Young Living and you can learn more about them HERE.
Let cool on counter for 1 hr.
- 1/2 cup Beeswax
- 1/3 cup Avocado Oil
- 1/3 cup Vitamin E Oil
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 20 pumps Rosehip Oil
- 20 drops Essential Oil
- Large Glass Bowl
- Wide Mouth Mason Jar
- Measuring Cups
- Measure out ingredients, excluding essential oils, and add to glass bowl. (you will add the essential oils after igredients are melted together)
- Fill saucepan with 2 inches of water
- Place glass bowl filled with ingredients ontop
- Set burner to low and stir ingredients periodically until fully combined
- Remove from heat and slowly pour into wide mouth glass mason jar.
- Add 15-20 drops of essential oils of your choosing, stir, & let cool on counter for 1 hr.
This natural DIY body butter is a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, or an expecting mom. I make a double batch at a time for X-Mas gifts and I can finish half a dozen in less than an hr. Waiting for it to set and harden takes the most time.
Benefits Of Using Essential Oils Instead Of Fragrance
Fragrance is a very controversial topic. Synthetic fragrances are in everything from perfume, diapers, baby wipes, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, make up, skin care, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, candles, air/car fresheners, dish soap, cleaning supplies, etc. Yes, people enjoy nice smelling things. Fragrances can add an enjoyable experience to something but is it really worth all the health risks?
In the United States, manufacturers are legally allowed to label thousands of synthetic chemicals under one word, “fragrance”. Included in this broad term are ingredients such as phthalates, benzene derivatives, and aldehydes. These chemicals absorb into your skin and go directly into your bloodstream. They can disrupt your hormones, lower your sperm count, trigger asthma and be a neurotoxin & carcinogen.
If you want to read more about fragrances, HERE is a great post.
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