DIY Body Butter | Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

Hey everybody! Today I’m going to show you how to make your own all natural body butter.

To be honest, I buy a lot of my natural products from the store or online, but there are a few exceptions and body butter is one of those things that I just really like to make myself.

Making your own personal care products is not only more environmentally friendly, but it’s also more economical and healthier.

You get to control the ingredients which means you know exactly what’s in it (no potential carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, artificial fragrances or dyes) so you can feel good about what’s in it and what you’re putting on your skin.

You can also customize this body butter based on your personal preferences, the season, or your mood! This particular body butter is super moisturizing but lightweight and it makes a really thoughtful, but the budget-friendly gift.

With a homemade label and a cute little ribbon, It would make a perfect gift for mother’s day, or teacher appreciation week or a birthday.

So let’s get started.

The main ingredients you’ll need are ½ a cup of shea butter, ½ a cup of mango butter or cocoa butter, ½ a cup of unrefined coconut oil and ½ a cup of a lighter oil like jojoba, almond or olive oil.

I used jojoba.

You can also add 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oils to give it a light scent.

First, fill a pan with about 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer.

Put a glass bowl on top to create a double boiler.

Then add your shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil.

Stir continuously on low heat until everything is melted into a transparent and smooth texture free of any lumps.

Next, remove the bowl from the heat and set on the counter to cool for a few minutes.

Then, stick the bowl in the refrigerator for1-2 hours until the mixture thickens into a soft solid.

My refrigerator stays at 37degrees and it takes about 2 hours to reach the right consistency.

Next, blend the mixture with a hand blender on medium high for about 10 minutes until it reaches a whipped consistency.

Add your essential oils of choice and blend for another 30 seconds or so.

Then, stick the bowl back in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes to set.

Finally, scoop the body butter into your containers of choice.

It can get a little messy but it’s easy to clean up with a towel.

I repurposed some of my daughter’s artwork for labels and affixed them to the jars with packing tape.

And here’s the final product! This recipe makes enough to fill up about6 of the little 4 oz jars, so feel free to make a smaller batch.

I love this body butter so much, you guys.

It is one of my guilty pleasures to sit in bed at night watching tv and basically smothering this stuff all over my arms and legs and hands and feet.

It’s a great moisturizing option for those of you who have dry or sensitive skin as well as those of you suffering from eczema and psoriasis.

I’ll put links down below to where you can purchase all of the ingredients in bulk as well as the little glass jars that I use.

Let me know if you have any questions.

I would love to chat with you down in the comment section and please like this video and subscribe if you would like to see more! That’s it for today; I’ll see ya next time!.

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