There is little comparable to the creamy, luxurious sensation of a high-quality body butter. Light as air but rich and silk, this homemade body butter lotion will no doubt become your new go-to when it comes to moisturizing. Made with hydrating coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, this body butter is sure to leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Furthermore, the essential oils used in this recipe offer great health benefits, both for your skin and for your mind.
This homemade body butter lotion uses such ingredients as:
Coconut oil is ultra-moisturizing, effectively restoring dry or flaky skin. Furthermore, coconut oil contains vitamin E, which is great for treating eczema, psoriasis and even sunburn. Coconut oil is also antiviral and antifungal, making it great for areas of the skin affected by bug bites and other irritations.
Peppermint oil also offers a splendid array of skin benefits. For example, it’s antiseptic and antimicrobial. It can also control the secretion of excess oil, making it great for fighting and preventing acne. Additionally, if you suffer from sore muscles, peppermint oil can help with that, too. It has a cooling effect and promotes relaxation, which can be beneficial even if you don’t have achy muscles.
If you have scars, this ingredient for homemade body butter lotion should be of special interest to you. Lavender essential oil can help diminish the appearance of scar tissue, including scarring from acne. Furthermore, lavender oil is great for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and can also help fight off age-related skin issues, such as wrinkles. And lavender has the ability to promote relaxation, something that is a definite plus for a product you use on your skin. (1)
Rose essential oil has excellent emollient properties, making it a great choice for this homemade body butter lotion. Furthermore, it has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe and reduce red, inflamed skin. Rose oil also has antiseptic and astringent properties, which aids in keeping your skin acne-free. And, perhaps due to its pleasant scent, rose oil is also able to promote physiological and psychological relaxation. (2)
Here is how to make this skin-healthy, lavish homemade body butter lotion:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/8 cup jojoba oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
20 drops essential oil (choose oils based on scent of choice)
Large glass jar or small glass jar
1. Combine shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in glass bowl.
2. Place this bowl in sauce pan that is filled with water.
3. With sauce pan placed on a burner, heat stove to medium and mix oils together
4. After oils are mixed, put in refrigerator for an hour or until solid
5. With an electric mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until the consistency is whipped and fluffy.
6. Add essential oils and mix in on a low speed.
7. Transfer the mixture to a container with a lid
8. Store at room temperature