This time of year, I’m a big fan of lotion. The cold, dry weather leaves my skin feeling rough, dry, and itchy. During the winter months, I love a thicker, richer cream for my body. That’s why I love body butter. It’s such a rich moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.
While I do love the body butter by BeautyCounter, I wanted to try to make my own. I figured it would certainly be more cost effective, and it sounded like fun.
I tried making lotion one other time about 2 years ago, and it was a complete fail. I nearly ruined my food processor with beeswax, and I haven’t tried since.
However, I recently came across a recipe that inspired me to give my DIY skincare skills another shot. I cannot take credit for the recipe I’m about to share with you. I found it on DrAxe.com. He has so many great DIY recipes.
This one uses 4 simple ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and essential oils. You can use whatever essential oils you want based on your fragrance preference. I used lavender and frankincense, two of my favorites.
- Combine shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil in glass bowl.
- Put glass bowl in medium saucepan filled with a little water.
- Heat on stove over medium heat until oils are melted and combined. Stir frequently.
- Once oils are melted, remove from stove and refrigerate for 1 hour or until solid.
- Removed from fridge and whip oils using a hand mixer.
- Add essential oils and whip together.
- Store in jar, and enjoy!
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