I live in Canada where it snows. A lot. And with the snow comes cold, dry and nasty winter’s. Never ending winter’s if your skin is anything like mine. But let’s be honest here, anyone who knows me know that my skin is drier than the Sahara in the middle of summer too. My skin is itchy and tight and I’m constantly trying new creams and oils in search of that one magic balm.The one that will give me silky soft skins, touchably soft skin like the girls in the commercials. But not only do I want skin that feels like a baby’s butt, but I want one that is good for my body and the earth too. Seems like a pretty tall order, don’t you think?
Not so, friends! It seems my long tireless search is finally over – and therefore so is yours!
I was flipping around on Facebook the other day and I noticed a conversation that had come up on my feed. Two of my friends were discussing homemade body butter. Homemade body butter? Say wha? That’s brilliant! Why had I never heard of this before? I mean, I make my own body scrubs but had only ever used plain old oils when moisturizing my skin. Not anymore friends!! I researched how to make my very own butter and found out that it is wicked easy. AND I already had all of the ingredients in my cupboard. Let’s get to it!
Homemade Body Butter
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 almond oil
1/2 tsp of vitamin E
A few drops of an essential oil of your choice (must be safe for skin)
Use a stand-mixer if you have one ( I used a hand mixer and it worked just fine) and beat the oils until light and frothy and they look like whipped cream. You may benefit from mixing them for a bit then placing the oily goodness in the fridge for a few minutes to set. Take it out and continue to mix for 5-6 minutes or until it the oil sets. Pop the butter into pretty little jars and share the gift of soft, moisturized skin with all of your friends!
Tip of the Blog!!
This is a potent mixture – the whole thing is oil so it had better be! A little goes a long way. I like to moisture right out of the shower so I can lock in the delicious water drops that hang out on my skin. Pamper yourself from head to toe in natural goodness and you will never go back to the store brands again.
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