Body Butters are sometimes called Body Balms and are simple,
easy, cost effective moisturizers for
beautiful skin. Rich creamy Body Butters revive your flaky dull skin
forming a barrier to protect skin from the elements,
locking and sealing moisture in and preventing evaporation.
They are made by melting together natural oils, plant butters,
and sometimes beeswax, then allowing them to cool into a
Two of the main ingredients would be shea butter and
which work wonders on rough skin spots and scars providing the skin excellent protection.
Getting the most from your Body Butter
Massage the Body Butter in right after bathing, before bed, or after spending time outdoors.
For scars and cuts: spread a small amout of Body Butter that contains vitamin E.
For a pedicure: soak your feet in a basin of warm water with a bit of lemon juice,
then message some Body Butter into your feet, focusing on rough spots.
For lips: most Body Butters work wonderfully for lip balm.
For dry hair: massage a small amount of Body Butter into hair at night to
help keep it soft and flexible.
For the bath: drop a tablespoon or two of Body Butter under the running water as you
fill your tub, the warm water will melt the butter and turn it into a bath oil.
Olive Butter Balm
Used for centuries to heal skin, vitamin E rich olive oil is just as popular today.
For something more indulgent, use the darker extra virgin oil.
1/4 cup shea butter
2 Tbsp cocoa butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix ingredents and place in a heat resistant container slowly melt all the ingredients together.
Stir well and pour into a clean container and let the mixture cool completely.
Soothing Aloe Butter
This is a good remedy for sunburned or irritated skin.
You may use any light oil in this recipe in place of the almond oil.
1/4 cup shea butter
2 Tbsp light oil such as almond oil
2 Tbsp aloe vera gel
1/2 tsp. vitamin E oil
In a heat resistant container melt together the shea butter and almond oil, stir well.
Remove from heat and stir in the aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil,
pour into clean contain and cool.
Chocolate Body Butter Bars
This rich combination of chocolate and cocoa butter is the perfect
moisturizer for all skin types and for those who love the warm smell of chocolate.
Pour the melted butter into tiny molds or ice cube trays to make small individual bars.
1/4 cup grated cocoa butter
1 Tbsp grated dark chocolate
2 Tbsp light sesame oil
1 Tbsp light olive oil
1 Tbsp grated beeswax
Mix all ingredients in a heat resistant container and melt together, stir well.
Pour into clean container.
This body butter you may need to rub or warm in your hands before using.
Sesame and Shea Buttery Body Oil
5 Tbsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp shea butter
10 drops cardamon, ginger, and sweet orange essential oils
In a heat resistant pan melt shea butter with sesame oil
remove from heat allow mixture to cool to room temperature then add essential oils.
pour into container
cool and let thicken.
The first recipes don't call for essential oils, but I always add them to my Body Butters.
I will also whip in aloe vera juice, because I live in a very dry climate.