This homemade body butter is pure gold – and honestly – I think you’re going to love what it does for your skin! It is very easy to be prepared, it has a lovely soft texture and has high nutritional properties for your skin.
A good and natural lotion is made combining butter and oils. For example:
- oils (liquid): coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil
- butters (solid) : shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter
From what I’ve read, basically you can make your body butter with any combination, as long as the proportions are 75% solid, 25% liquid.
I chose to work with shea butter and coconut oil (which hardens easily) as my solid, and olive oil as my liquid.
Coconut Oil: Always use a virgin cold-pressed oil, organic is best, to make sure that all the nutrients and beneficial properties are intact. Coconut oil’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radical damage and because it’s so full of essential fatty acids, it also helps to build and strengthen skin-cell structures. This keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong and supple, which helps to prevent sagging and wrinkles. My skin loves it and I love that it’s easily absorbed.
Shea butter: What makes Shea butter an extraordinary skin care and an amazing body healer is its richness in precious constituents, which include unsaturated fats with a large proportion of “unsaponifiables” components, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin. All these are natural and make Shea butter a superfood for your skin (and hair), but that is not all it can do for you because it is:
- Wrinkles, fine lines and scars repairing
- Deeply moisturizing
- Stimulating for the superficial microcirculation
- Skin strengthening
- Skin protecting
- UV protecting
- Skin regenerating
- Collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger)
- Minor cuts and burns healing
- Muscle ache healing
- Physical endurance enhancer
Preparation time: 30 minute(s)
- 1 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oi
- In a bain-marie, melt down your hard butters and oils until fully liquid
- In a bowl, blend together the melted butters with all of the oils and set in the freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.
- Once the mixture is solid again, but not too hard, whip it up using an electronic whisk, a food processor with a whisk attachment, a handheld whisk and a bit of elbow grease or your kitchen-aide (lucky!) until you have created fluffy white clouds
- Spoon it into a clean jar or container. It will keep for months.
- Slather it on!
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