We can often hear that we earn the skin we have – the more we nurture it, the better it will look. We can all agree that having a soft skin is something we crave for! Unfortunately, even though there are hundreds of beauty products to help us have the skin we want, many of them aren’t cheap and will empty our wallet the moment we buy them. Fortunately, there is something that we can do ourselves – have you tried making your own body butter? Yes, that’s an option and you will definitely love it! See the ten recipes we chose for you and prepare something good for you and your skin.
1. Rose Hibiscus
The hibiscus is rich with antioxidants and due to having anti – ageing properties, and is a good skin moisturizer. The rose essential oil has aromatherapy, anti – inflammatory and emollient properties, so when we combine these two plants together, we make a very good thing for our skin. To make this beautiful body butter, make sure you have rose essential oil, brewed hibiscus tea, coconut and almond oil and a glass jar with lid.
Lavender is one of the best choices when it comes to body butters, not only because of the amazing scent and the aromatherapy that comes also comes with it, but because it can leave our skin hydrated for hours. For this body butter you only need three ingredients: lavender essential oil, shea butter and coconut oil. You can keep the body butter for six months, but at a room temperature.
The orange essential oil isn’t the oil that you often find in recipes, but this one has own benefits as well. One of the health properties that the orange essential oil has are antispasmodic, sedative, anti – inflammatory and antiseptic. Plus, it has the scent of an orange, which is nice don’t you think? If yes, make your own orange body butter by using orange essential oil, honey, orange zest, pure coconut oil and store it in a jar with a lid.
Ginger isn’t just a spice that you can use only in kitchen when making ginger desserts. It has many health benefits, but those connected to our skin are the anti – aging properties, it clears blemishes and fights acne and it can sooth burns. That’s why it is good to try out this body butter. It might be the perfect thing for your skin! You’ll need shea butter, coconut oil, ground ginger, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
5. Essential Oil
It’s all about oils in this one! Using them you will make a body butter full of nutrients that will make your skin smooth and soft. For this amazing body butter, you need wild orange essential oil, balance essential oil, shea butter, coconut oil and avocado, almond or olive oil – your choice. Place the body butters in small glass jars and if you find them very good, how about giving one as gift to someone close?
6. Aloe Vera
There are many things to use for aloe vera: sun burns, for skin moisturizing , for acne treatment and it also has anti – aging properties. To make the butter, you need shea butter, vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gel and rice powder. Not only the aloe vera gel, but all the ingredients have their own health properties that will make a beautiful body butter.
7. Body Butter with Sea Buckthorn Oil
Yes, the sea buckthorn oil isn’t something hear about everyday, but this oil can help your skin look good, mostly because of the cleaning and exfoliating properties it has, and also it can help your skin with minor burns, cuts and rashes. Besides the sea buckthorn berry oil, you need coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil as ingredients, and double boiler and a container for the making process.
Peppermint, how nice is that? To have a nice body butter made of peppermint essential oil, coconut oil, vegetable shortening and food coloring to get the nice pink color. The good thing about this body butter, as well as all others, is that when packed in a nice way, they can serve as good gift. No one will resist on a smooth body butter with an amazing scent, packed in a container with an interesting tag.
9. Lemon Vanilla
Anything is better with a vanilla scent! For this body butter you need almost the same ingredients as with the rest of the butters already presented. You need vanilla and lemon extract, coconut oil and shea butter. The body butter will last for no longer than six months, but we’re pretty sure you are going to use it all much earlier!
10. Coconut Oil
All four ingredients that are used for this body butter are oils: coconut, vitamin E, jojoba and the last one is oil by your choice. It’s really easy to make it – put the oil in a blender and blend them for until the mixture gets fluffy. Store them in a an airtight jar and keep them at a room temperature. If you’re sun burnt, you can put the butter in the fridge and cool yourself off later.