I have incredibly dry skin and have tried almost every store brand there is (maybe not every one, but a lot) and nothing has really done it for me like this homemade body butter. I normally get into these random DIY crazes and this natural homemade body butter came from one of those crazes over two years ago. Now this is my everyday, all the time, GO TO for body lotion/butter/cream. I’m sharing it with you because maybe someone out there that can relate to my dry skin dilemma will find these ingredients, whip it up and experience what I’ve been experiencing for over two years.
This is how I do it.
Coconut Oil: 1 part
Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter: 1 part (combined or use one or the other)
Almond Oil: 1 part
Bees Wax: 1/3 part
1. In a double boiling method (bowl over hot water) combine and melt all ingredients together. I normally buy a block of beeswax so I tend to shave it down before I melt it so that it melts at equal pace with the other oils/butters. I do this for the cocoa butter as well if you end up using this ingredient.
2. Once the ingredients are all melted down , take the bowl off of the heat and let it cool down until it begins to look like pudding. This might take some time, and a cooler area will help speed up the process. I sometimes put it in the fridge , stirring it every 15 min or so. The best for whipping is when it’s the coolest it can be without being frozen or hardened.
3. When the ingredients are cooled down, transfer them into a mixer or use a hand mixer and begin to mix until it turns fluffy. I have found after every 2 mins of whipping I put the bowl into the fridge for 10 min so that it stays cool while it’s whipping. This has produced the most fluffiest results.
And there you have it!! Your homemade natural whipped body butter!!
The beeswax helps to seal the oils into your skin but do make sure to let the body butter dry on your skin the best it can before putting on clothes, so that it doesn’t leave any stains!
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