I LOVE making my own body butter, and when it’s cold my skin NEEDS it! The fact that it’s all natural and I can pronounce all the ingredients is a PLUS!
I made some this week and I’m going to show you how. Plus you’ll get access to ALL of the ingredients and equipment to make it happen in your own kitchen.
Why do it myself?
- It’s cheaper than store bought body butters.
- I can control the ingredients. If you can’t eat it…why put it on your skin?
- I can make it smell like my favorite scents! Lavender, patchouli and peppermint are my faves these days
Step 1 – gather your ingredients.
Step 2 – get your equipment together. I used 1 glass bowl, a small sauce pot, immersion blender and mason jar. Find all the equipment you need here.
Step 3 – measure out the desired amount of shea butter and olive oil. I used 1 cup of shea butter, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 9 drops of peppermint essential oil. Change your amounts based on how much you want to make.
Step 4 – melt shea butter in double bolier. You can use the microwave, but I prefer the double boiler method. Note how the glass bowl is much larger in diameter to the pot. Add a small amount of water to the pot. It should take about 5 minutes to melt.
Step 5 – let shea butter cool down, then add olive oil. Olive oil is liquid at room temperature and you don’t want it oxidizing by adding it to hot shea butter.
Step 6 – mix with immersion blender until smooth.
Step 7 – let cool to barely warm, then add essential oil of your choosing. Essential oils are amazing! I love to burn them or put them in my body care products.
Step 8 – pour into mason jar or vessel of your choosing.
Step 9 – let cool, then enjoy slathering it on your body!!! You can use it in your hair and face as well!