Cut down on the toxins in your home by making your own skin care products. It’s so easy to make your own body butter at home and it feels amazing on your skin! Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post!
I thought I would take it one step further and make my own body butter too! I already had all of the ingredients from making my own deodorant. To be honest, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t think that I could create a body butter as nice as the ones I bought from the store. I also thought it might be a little greasy from all that coconut oil.
Boy, was I wrong! This homemade whipped body butter feels amazing on my skin and it was SO easy to make. I’ll never go back to store-bought lotions again.
Why Make Your Own Body Butter
For years I’ve been using The Body Shop’s body butters. There are so many different scents to choose from, and they smell great.
BUT…did you know our skin is our largest organ? Our body absorbs whatever we put on it. If we are using lotions and body butters that have chemicals in them, like fragrances, preservatives, artificial colours, etc, then our skin is absorbing all of those chemicals too.
Just check out The Body Shop’s Shea Body Butter ingredients:
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (Emollient), Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Babassu (Orbignya Oleifera) Oil (Emollient), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour), F D & C Yellow No 5 (Colour).
That’s not exactly ideal for your body.
I know a lot of people just use coconut oil on their skin, which I think is a great natural option. But I wanted something that smelt great and felt more like butter on my skin.
How To Make Your Own Whipped Body Butter
Creamy body butters are a must where I live. It can get pretty cold here which means dry skin.
What I like about the whipped body butter is it’s nice fluffy, creamy texture. Coconut oil on it’s own can be quite hard, especially if you live in a cold climate, or else too soft if you live in a hot climate. The addition of shea butter gives this body butter it’s nice creamy texture.
This whipped body butter keeps my skin silky smooth all day long!
Add 1/2 cup of shea butter and 1/2 cup of coconut oil to a double boiler and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly until everything is melted. (Since I don’t have a double boiler, I made my own with a heat proof glass bowl.)
Remove from heat and stir in 1 – 2 tsp of vitamin E oil and any essential oils you want to use (I used about 10 drops of lavender essential oil.) You could also use almond oil or jojoba oil instead of vitamin E. I like to use vitamin E because it blocks free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It’s why I also use it in my homemade eye cream.
Move to fridge and let cool for about an hour or until starting to harden but still somewhat soft.
I actually put mine in the freezer for 20 minutes. I let it get a little too hard, so I just let it sit on the counter for a few minutes until it softened up a bit.
Use a hand mixer to whip until fluffy.
Transfer whipped body butter to a glass jar with a lid.
I’m using the Infinity glass jars to store my homemade body care products. Why? Because these glass cosmetic bottles are designed to block out all damaging light rays and only allow in beneficial light rays that help rejuvenate your cosmetics. Plus, I love their obsidian appearance, they make my homemade skin care products look great!
I’m even using a smaller glass jar for my homemade remineralizing toothpaste!
I love that the labels have a date on them so you know when you filled the jar.
I can’t wait to make more of this body butter and give it away as a gift! I’m thinking peppermint oil would be a great addition at Christmas time, don’t you think?
Have you tried making your own body butter? Want to try this recipe? Share below!
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