DIY: How to make Homemade Body Butter
Published on February 9th 2015 by Sean Nelson under DIY
Using body butter during winter time is a great idea to keep your body moisture intact and confront the harsh, dry weather. However, it won’t be too great an idea to treat your skin with strong chemicals in the name of nourishing it, and ultimately doing wrong to your skin in the long run by using the chemically-treated ones available in the market.
We, as always, bring to you a few wonderful recipes for the best homemade body butters, which you can safely use any time you want, and feel the big difference between chemically moistened and naturally moistened skins. Read on…..
Picture 1 : Homemade Body Butter
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Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe (with shea butter)
- Shea Butter – ½ cup
- Mango Butter or Cocoa Butter – ½ cup
- Coconut Oil – ½ cup
- Light oil like jajoba, olive, almond etc. – ½ cup
- Essential Oils like peppermint, citrus, lavender for fragrance (optional) – You can use anything between 10 and 30 drops depending on which the essential oil you are using.
Picture 2 : Homemade Body Butter Pictures
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How to make
Take a bowl of glass or a double boiler and mix all ingredients, except the essential oil. Next, start heating over medium heat while stirring continuously. The ingredients should melt at one point, after which you need to let it cool a little, removing it from heat. Take one more hour to let it cool inside your refrigerator until it turns quite hard (but not completely), and whip it for 10 minutes by a hand mixer to give a fluffy texture and get back to the fridge to set it for around 15 minutes. If your home temperature is above 75°, store it inside the fridge, or else it would soften. Now this great body butter is ready to use!
Homemade Body Butter Recipe (with coconut oil)
- Coconut oil – 1 cup
- Vitamin E oil (optional) – 1 teaspoon
- Essential Oils (this is for scent. You can use any oil of your choice. Only a few drops are enough)
How to make
Mix all ingredients into a big glass bowl. Use a wire whisk for 5-7 minutes in high speed to mix all the ingredients, until it mixes in a light consistency. Next, spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a jar and cover tightly. Refrigerate this if your room is warm enough to melt the oil.
Picture 3 : Homemade Body Butter with Coconut Oil
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- Do not melt the coconut oil first, because to whip it up, it needs to be solid.
- Do not use a food mixer, since they would only warm up the oil. Instead, you can use a stand mixer while mixing the ingredients. This would also save your time.
Easy Homemade Body Butter Recipe
Coconut Oil (organic, raw and extra virgin) – 2 cups
Shea Butter – 7 oz.
Tea Tree Oil – 1 drop
How to make
Add the coconut oil and the shea butter in a bowl and put it inside a microwave to liquefy. Remove from heat. To this, add tea tree oil after removing from heat and mix well for about a minute. Set aside to cool, so that the mixture solidifies. To quicken the process, you can also put the mixture in the refrigerator until it gets solid. Later, whip this until it is smooth and fluffy. Pour this in an airtight jar.
Picture 4 : Homemade Whipped Body Butter
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Body Butter Recipe (with magnesium)
- Magnesium Flakes – ½ cup
- Boiling water – 3 Tablespoons
- Coconut oil (unrefined) – ¼ cup
- Beeswax Pastilles – 2 Tablespoons
- Shea Butter – 3 Tablespoons
How to make
Take a small container and to this pour magnesium flakes and add 3 tbsp of boiling water. Keep stirring until dissolved and a thick mixture is created. Cool this for some time. Fill a small pan with about 1 inch of water and place a mason jar over it. Pour in the coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter and heat it over medium heat. As this mixture melts, remove the container from the pan and allow it to cool down to room temperature and turns a little opaque. Now transfer this to a blender and mix it on medium speed, and start to blend the oil mixture. Add the pre-dissolved oil mixture very slowly, beginning with a drop at a time and continue blending until the whole of it mixes well with the oil mixture. Now, refrigerate the mixture for 15-20 minutes and blend once again until you get the desired consistency of body butter. Store this inside your fridge, if you want cooling body butter lotion. This is the best consistency. However, you can also keep it in room temperature, but that would last for about a couple of months.
You can also use ½ cup of readymade magnesium oil, however, this won’t yield as much magnesium.
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