This cold weather has put a damper on my skin routines, but I am fighting back! I created this super moisturizing body butter to help get my skin back in shape and ready for the warmer weather. It was easy to make, and it SMELLS SO GOOD! Check out how to created this diy moisturizing body butter recipe below.
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diy Moisturizing Body Butter Recipe
To create, you will need to have a few things on hand.
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Almond Oil
- 20 drops of your Favorite Essential Oil (<—these are the ones I use)
- containers (or an old container you can fill)
In a small pan over low heat melt the shea, coconut, and almond oil together. Once all of the oils are melted together, remove from heat and place into a bowl.
Allow the recipe to cool (for faster cooling, place the bowl into the fridge.) Once the body butter is back to an almost solid around the edges, it’s time to start whipping it up! (It will still be liquid in the middle, this is the stage where you want to start whipping, when it looks just like the picture below.) I think I had mine in the fridge for almost an hour before it started looking like this. Just have patience! It will happen.
Before I start whipping, this is where I will add in my chosen essential oil. I chose Abundance because it is one of my favorite scents. I love having a lightly scented version of this with the body butter, and I wear this scent almost daily. It’s one of my new favorites!
Go ahead and add in your favorite essential oil, and then start whipping it with a small hand mixer. This may take a about 3-4 minutes, but it should start becoming a smooth and creamy texture. (TIP: Mix on low so it doesn’t heat back up and turn into liquid again.)
It can be a little tricky to get to the right consistency, just remember to whip well. You should end up with nice little “peaks” in the body butter. That’s when you know you are done. (This has a nice peak!)
Once you have finished whipping, go ahead and transfer it over into the container. It will harden up a bit after you transfer it. (can I keep saying how much I LOVE this Body Butter recipe?)
This would make such an awesome Mother’s Day gift. I know my mom is always looking for a nice moisturizing skin product, and this body butter recipe is definitely that!
It will apply a little greasy at first, but it will soak in and your skin will be SO soft. AND, (the best part) it smells SO GOOD.
If you are new to essential oils, I am running a special to help you get started this month. It comes with a $20 Amazon gift card.
If you are already using essential oils and are looking for different things to make, you can find all of my posts on essential oil uses here. A good one to make to go along with this body butter recipe are these mini lotion bars. You can carry them with you in a small metal tin and apply on the go!
In fact, a great group of bloggers and myself got together to share with you all of these perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas you can create with your essential oils.
Check out these other amazing, homemade Mothers’ Day Gift Ideas:
Beautiful Bath Bombs from The NY Melrose Family
Whipped Body Butter from Skip to my Lou
Lavender Bath Soak from Princess Pinky Girl
Lip Balm from The Seasoned Momma
Coconut Lime Sea Salt Scrub from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Lavender Lotion Bar from Made to be a Momma
Moisturizing Body Butter Recipe from PinkWhen
Mini Bath Bombs & Free Printables from Tatertots & Jello
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