Two Recipes For Homemade, Natural Body Butter

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Do you like knowing exactly what you put on your skin? Then you probably prefer body butters with natural ingredients. You could, of course, take things one step further and make your own body butters with natural ingredients. Even if you have some store-bought body butters that you trust and enjoy, you may want to switch things up with a homemade batch every now and then. To that end, here are two recipes for homemade, natural body butter.

Lush and Creamy Lavender Body Butter

This body butter is really dense and creamy. It's good for days when your skin is really dry, perhaps because of the cold winter air or a day spent in the sun. The lavender scent is lovely for evening use, as it will calm you down. To make a batch, you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops vanilla essential oil

Combine the shea butter and coconut oil in a saucepan. Heat over low just until the ingredients liquefy. Then, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the lavender essential oil and vanilla essential oil. (If you don't have vanilla, you can use an additional 2 drops of lavender.) 

Transfer the mixture to a glass jar, and let it cool to room temperature. It should take on a thick, creamy texture like that of a heavy lotion.

Whipped Lemon and Grapefruit Body Butter

This is a lighter body butter that is actually whipped in the blender to make it a little looser and more fluffy. The citrus scent is energizing, making it a good choice for morning use. You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 14 drops lemon essential oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the solidified oils. Then, blend on medium speed for about 30 seconds, or until you can see that the mixture has become fluffier and lighter. 

Scrape the body butter out of the blender vessel, and pack it into a glass jar. Make sure you keep this whipped body butter cool so it does not melt. If you live in a hot climate, you may want to store it in the fridge.

With these natural recipes in your back pocket, you will never be without nice, soothing body butter. For more information on natural body butters, contact a professional near you.