Body butters are one of the simplest DIY recipes. They’re supper easy to make and often don’t require a lot of ingredients. This recipe can easily be modified according to your personal preferences, sometimes I add essentials oils in mine. Also, depending on the weather I use more or less of some ingredients. In the winter, I use less of the Shea butter and more coconut and sweet almond oils, and vice versa in the summer. The reason I modified it this way is because I need more moisture during the winter months and I feel that using more of the coconut and sweet almond makes the moisture last longer.
When I make this during the summer months, I reduce the coconut and sweet almond oil by an ounce each.
- Melt the Shea butter. This can be done in multiple ways, using a double boiler, using a pan/saucepan. I like the pan (or saucepan) method, I find it easier, faster, and least expensive. To avoid contamination, I have a dedicated pan that I use to melt oils. I got mine for $8 at Homegoods:). If the coconut oil is in solid form then melt it along with the Shea butter. My coconut oil was in liquid form so I added it in step 2.
- Add sweet almond oil, coconut oil (if not already added in step one.), and an essential oil of choice. Stir then place in the freezer for 20 – 30 mins until the mixture starts to look opaque.
- Whip the mixture until it starts to look fluffy. Then store in a mason jar or container of choice. Usually, I store mine in my bathroom or bedroom, and the texture remains the same; it does not soften.
This is one of my favorite DIY recipes. It melts right in your hands. It doesn’t leave a greasy feeling and it’s super easy to make. Enjoy!