Homemade Body Butter
Whether you are massaging post surgical scars or just trying to use more pure skin care products, here’s the recipe for my favorite moisturizer. It takes a little time to prepare, yet it is well worth it!
Since my BRCA2+ news, I have really upped my game in altering what I put into, onto and around my body. Cleaning up my diet and changing many of my products, allows me to feel some control over my health. Included are links to the actual products that I use, just in case you’re interested in those.
about 30 drops of essential oils
Use equal parts Shea butter & coconut oil–I use 1 cup of each to make enough for a family of 4
Starting with Shea butter, melt in a double boiler together–I use a heat-safe bowl over a pot
Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate until cloudy
Add essential oil drops–frankincense & rose are my absolute favorites.
This is similar to my rose EO, which isn’t available online…it’s very costly, yet so worth the health benefits. Plant Therapy Rose Absolute Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 5 mL (1/6 Ounce).
Whip until creamy, but be sure not to over whip, which keeps it too greasy.
Store in glass jars–salsa ones work great, although my girls store their moisturizer in baby food jars.
This moisturizer is oily, so I recommend using a small amount and massaging into skin thoroughly. I have combination oily and dry skin and this works for both. My skin has never looked or felt so groovy!
Note: A friend found that it broke out the skin on her face, so I suggest testing it on arms and legs first.
If you would like to diffuse your oils, here is the pretty one in my living room; there are lesser expensive models for additional rooms. 500 ml Designer Glass Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser & Cool Mist Air Humidifier with APP Control, 7 LED rotating lights, Wood Base, No Water Auto-OFF for Home Office Bedroom Spa Room
What is your favorite homemade product recipe?