You can visit our 'changes' page if you want to know more. It is a real treat for the senses, particularly if fragrant. It is used on skin for sensual purposes or to cleanse and detoxify the skin and body. Body butter is designed to smell good, soften the skin and stimulate the pores underneath to rid the body of harmful toxins and chemicals. Many people use it to feel cleaner, smoother and all-around better. Whether to soothe rough patches on the skin or prevent them from forming, or to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy, learn to make your own body butter and have easy access to this delightful skin care experience.
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To ask other readers questions about Body Butter , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing I particularly like this option for making a butter used on my face. Other carrier oil blends, include: Near Perfection and Younger Glo. Some folks find that body butter is a bit too greasy to apply all over the body.
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Finally, an essential oil may be added for scent and additional skincare benefits. At the moment, my personal favorites are: lavender, geranium, and frankincense Carteri. Simple, homemade, and customizable body butter that leaves the skin naturally-nourished and moisturized. Place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat. Place the butters in the glass bowl, and allow them to fully melt. If you're planning to use arrowroot flour in your body butter, in a small bowl, whisk the flour into the carrier oil.
Set the mixture aside. If you're not using arrowroot flour, skip this step. Carefully remove the bowl and melted butters from the heat source. Add the oil with the arrowroot flour, if using , and stir to combine the ingredients. At this point, the oil mixture should be cooler along with the bowl. If not, allow it to rest for a few minutes.
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Then place the mixture in the fridge and allow it to solidify about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on location in the fridge and fridge temperature. Once the mixture is opaque and a bit firm not solid as a rock , remove the bowl from the fridge. Add the essential oil of choice, if desired. If you used cocoa butter in your body butter, then whisk the mixture with a fork until it appears "whipped.
Scoop the body butter into a jar with a lid. Place the lid on the jar.
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Store the body butter at room temperature out of sunlight. This mixture should last about six months, if bacteria isn't introduced to the mixture via dirty hands. Apply as needed. Cocoa butter will yield a thicker body butter that smells a bit like chocolate. You can also use shea butter again, if desired, instead of using mango or cocoa butter. The arrowroot cuts through the greasy feel that's often associated with body butter. When I first discovered Plant Therapy a few years ago , I was so impressed with the company as a whole: the commitment to safe essential oil education and the quality of the essential oils and affordable prices.
Plant Therapy quickly became one of my go-to brands for essential oils. I love that I can now source high quality butters which come in fantastic storage containers , beeswax, essential oils as well as information on how to use the oils , and carrier nourishing oils from Plant Therapy. After months of trying many many recipes, this one has they key! Step 5 is absolutely not to be skipped. Mine had to stay in back of fridge for 35 min to get completely opaque with no more liquid center. Then it whips perfectly into a butter like consistency. Adding arrowroot is essential as well for silky feel.
But adding it exactly as described in step 2 makes a HUGE difference as compared to adding it into the solid mixture during the whipping phase. For some reason whisking into carrier oil first allows it to absorb perfectly. Thank you so much for this gorgeous body butter! Yay, Moe! Thank you for sharing what worked so well for you.
I ha e never heard about adding arrowroot to the mixture to cut the greasiness. Excellent recipe, Kristin, and great explanation of the hows and whys and reasons for different types of moisturizers! I notice this on all the wonderful sites I watch and read and subscribe to. And it is just my personal opinion! Thanks so much. God Bless Your Day, juli.
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Thank you, Juli! The arrowroot definitely makes a huge difference. Since we provide free recipes on the site, but the cost to maintain a website our size is very very expensive buying supplies for making and testing recipes, paying for website hosting and email service, etc. Thanks so much for the reply and that is good to know!
I like that the companies that sponsor you will give you a commission if we go to their site from yours. I will try to remember to link straight there from the recipe if I need something. Thanks so much for the arrowroot tip! Hey Christy, I wonder if cornstarch would work the same way? Dear Kristin,i love your website and all of your recipes. My question is why some of the creams or body butters start to crystallize? Even this one, It has a texture like a crystallized honey grainy, sandy type.
Actually,it turns into very small sugar granules. Why this is happening? What i have done wrong? I would appreciate so much your answer. Thank you very much. Hey Avram, That can happen with shea butter when it cools slowly. If the issue continues, I recommend rapidly cooling the final product, once everything is mixed together. This should prevent the shea butter from turning into a grainy final product.
Mine is cooling. Funny story, I was visiting a friend in Texas who had a bag of arrowroot and wanted me to take some home in a zip bag. My local health food store had it in bulk and I bought a small container full. Thanks for all the fun recipes. Let me know how it turns out with the ginger. Hi Kristin! I just discovered your blog the other day during a desperate search for hypoallergenic skin products after another allergic reaction to a facial cleanser and I am so excited about making my own products.
Cocoa butter alone well, along with the oil results in a very hard body butter. Let me know if you try it! And now I need to find myself some avocado butter so I can play around with using it! Where did you find that jar with the pink gasket?