We all love a smooth and well-moisturised skin. But, no matter, how much we try to keep our skin soft and supple; we are unable to do, especially in the winter season. As winter arrives, most of us have this problem of dry and itchy skin, even after trying out endless number of expensive moisturizing creams and lotions. Now, throw out all your worries because here is a homemade solution to your dry skin. Yes! It’s a DIY Body Butter. Also, it would be a nice idea to give it as a gift to someone.
What you will need?
- ½ cup of Shea Butter
- ½ cup of Cocoa Butter
- ½ cup of Coconut Oil
- ½ cup of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 15 drops of Desired Essential Oil
- Hand mixer
- Double Boiler
Step 1- Measure and put Shea butter in a glass jar.
Step 2- Now add cocoa butter and coconut oil in the jar.
Step 3- Fill a large saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water and let it boil. Once started boiling, keep the glass jar in the centre of the saucepan, so that, it melts and mixes up.
Step 4- Stir it well for 10-15 minutes to melt and combine the ingredients. You can use a Popsicle stick to blend it easily.
Step 5- Mix well, until it melts completely.
Step 6- Once all the ingredients are melted; remove the pan and the jar away from the heat in order to let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, add any essential oil of your choice to it.
Step 7- After adding the essential oil, keep the jar in a cool place or a refrigerator, until it sets.
Step 8- Take it out from the refrigerator after it gets chilled.
Step 9- Start stirring it slowly with a hand mixer and gradually, turn the speed faster.
Step 10- Keep mixing it for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture becomes fluffy and reaches a butter-like consistency.
Step 11- Body butter is ready to use. You need to keep it in a glass container, at a cool place.
- The body butter should be kept at a cool place. You can, anytime, whip it back to regain its fluffiness or consistency.
- If you are going in direct sunlight after applying it, we don’t recommend you to use citrus essential oils due to its photosensitive nature. Instead, you can add a few drops of lavender oil while preparing the body butter.