We may often experience dull, dry skin especially in the months leading up to and during winters. And we are left with the body butters and lotions available in the market with no scope of customistation. What if we tell you, you can make body butter as per your needs and preferences at your home? DIY recipes to body butters enable you to change the ingredients as per your fragrance priorities and body’s needs. Imagine how fun would the process be to make your own body butter, with your favourite aroma and getting supple, hydrated skin in return. Adding to the list of the merits, it is also a pocket friendly way of getting the skin you always desired. The creamy texture of the body butters keeps the skin looking and feeling fresh and can also be a great gift for your near and dear ones.
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Benefits Of DIY Whipped Body Butter
Concentrated moisturiser containing no water nut nourishing oils, butter and essential oils.
You can choose your favourite scent which you would wear on yourself for the whole day, for a relaxing and refreshing experience.
With all the natural ingredients used in the body butter you can get a healthy looking and supple skin.
Because of the lack of water in the body butter, these have a longer shelf life.
The main ingredients required for the body butter are natural butter like shea or cocoa butter, carrier oils like coconut oil or almond oil, essential oils like lavender oil, orange or any oil which smells good, scratch like cornstarch for thickening. Melt the natural butter in a double boiler. Keep stirring while it boils. Allow the liquid to thicken as it cools down to room temperature. After the butter cools down, whip it till it gets a light, creamy texture. Mix the essential oils with the carrier oils separately. Add the oils to the body butter gradually to get the desired consistency. Whip the mixture continuously and store it in a glass jar or container which has an airtight lid. Avoid storing the jar in direct sunlight.
The above recipe remains constant for anybody butter but you can add essential oils as per your priorities to these butters.
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender essential oil not just smells amazing; the floral aroma is also ideal for a soothing sleeping experience. Anyone who finds it difficult to sleep should introduce lavender body butter to their skincare.
2. Citrus Oil
Citrus fruits like lemons or oranges have a fruity fragrance which would give a refreshing experience and is advisable to be used in the morning after bath.
The cocoa powder and shea butter is a perfect combination which results in a creamy chocolate aroma. For all the chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. You can even add chocolate essential oil instead of cocoa.
4. Cinnamon and Vanilla
For those who love the spicy smell of cinnamon with the mildness of vanilla, you can add these two to the body butter to have a delightful experience. This can also be a holiday gift for family and friends.
We hope you find our body butter recipe helpful. It is a creative and fun way to experiment with your favourite fragrances while getting the hydrated skin of your dream. Do consult your dermatologist for skin allergies before introducing any new ingredient in your skincare.
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