DIY Body Butter Recipes for Winter Skin

10:37:00 AM Jem Lawren 0 Comments

Ok, I’ll be honest…I am so not looking forward to the approaching winter months. Just thinking about the cold weather gives me the chills. Don’t get me wrong… It’s really beautiful when it snows and all the trees and bushes are covered in white, but the harshness of this weather can be quite brutal on my lips and skin.
Back in October of 2013 I had written a post about Softer Lips During the Winter, which gave you steps on how to keep your lips  soft during winter months. Also, in April I had written a post listing the 7 Great Body Lotions for Summer, in that post I had mentioned the fact that as the seasons change and so should your skincare.
 Now that summer is over and winter is right at your back door… it’s almost that time to put away those light lotions and opt for a heavier, richer, thicker butters or crèmes.  Body butters are one of the best ways to shield your skin from the dry, harsh weather of winter.

So, here are a couple DIY Body Butter Recipes you can make at home and tweak to your liking.

Citrus Mango
3 oz. Shea Butter
3 oz. Mango Butter
1/2 cups Extra Virgin,
1/2 cups Organic Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
10 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil
10 drops of Mango essential oil
The recipe will give you about 20 to 30 oz

Lavender Coco
2 oz unrefined Coco Butter
3 oz Shea Butter
½ cup Olive oil
¼ cup Coconut oil
10 to 15 drops of Lavender essential oil
The recipe will give you about 15 to 25 oz

Plain Shea
2 cups of Organic Shea Butter
1 cup of Organic Coconut oil
½ cup Olive oil
½ cup of Almond oil
You can add an essential oil of your choice for scent

What you need:
- Heat safe glass bowl and metal bowl for mixing
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Pot to create a double boiler
- Storage jar with lid

Steps to mix recipes:
- Add the butters into the glass bowl
- Put water in the pot and place on stove at medium heat
- Place heat safe glass boil containing the butters in the pot with boiling water
- Once the butters have been melted, allow it to slightly cool and then transfer into the  metal bowl (be careful…the mixture should be warm not scorching hot!)
- Add the oils and essential oil
- Blend ingredients for 1 to 2 mins
- Allow the mixture to cool and solidify
- Blend again until you get a creamy texture and then transfer it into the storage container

I hope you enjoy

Photo Source: cheeseslave via photopin cc

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