Each year when winter hits I’m always surprised at just how dry my skin can get. I’m one of those unlucky people who has one of the dry skin types. My skin cracks and itches all the way until spring without much relief. I feel like I used every moisturizer out there and didn’t find real relief until I began making my own beauty products and diy recipes.
Like most cosmetics, our beauty and personal care products are packed with fillers, chemicals, and other mystery ingredients. These fillers just take up valuable space in our bottles so the high-impact (yet more expensive ingredients) like Shea butter and coconut oil are still included- yet don’t make as big an impact for thirsty skin. When you take a look at the inexpensive beauty products you already have, you’ll often see the bragged-about ingredients closer to the bottom of the ingredient list. They likely will not be in the top 3.
That’s why today’s DIY luxurious body butter comes with only simple, straightforward main ingredients. The best part? Aside from essential oils, this natural recipe only calls for three simple ingredients. Three.
I made this DIY body butter for the first time about a month ago and loved it so much I just had to perfect the recipe and share it! My skin has never had a winter with such soft skin. Since there are no fillers and extra ingredients, it’s even more nourishing than my old, store-bought brand. While this body butter is good for all skin types, it is especially good for extra dry skin because of the amazing moisture-boosting organic ingredients. Plus, healthy oils are also very good for your skin, so you can be sure that you are really feeding your body a little tlc with this homemade body butter. The decadent peppermint fragrance is extra festive and always makes me feel like I just left the spa.
Put some of this homemade whipped body butter recipe on your feet before adding on a fuzzy, warm pair of winter socks, and you will have a little bit of a pampering treat for them while you are sleeping. For full-on pampering, you could even douse your hands with this simple homemade peppermint lotion at night, and sleep with some small gloves on! Just a few ideas for you to take care of you.
Note: If you have incredibly sensitive skin, try this recipe first without any essential oils or fragrances. Then, do a little research to decide which oils are best for your unique skin.
DIY Homemade Peppermint Body Butter Recipe Ingredients:
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- 2 Cups Organic Shea Butter (Or Unrefined Shea Butter)
- 1/2 Cup Avocado Oil
- 1 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Oil
How To Make DIY Body Butter
To begin, melt the Shea butter and coconut oil on a double broiler over medium to low heat. I don’t know if you have one, but I don’t have a double boiler. There’s an easy solution. You can just take a small pot of water and stack a metal or glass bowl inside. The entire purpose is to get the heat from the boiling water to melt the natural oil evenly rather than burn on the stove. Stir as the mixture is melting and then remove from the heat once it’s completely melted.
Once the Shea butter and coconut oil cool to room temperature, add the Avocado oil and essential oils. I added 40 drops of peppermint oil and 25 drops of cedar wood oil. I know that sounds like a lot, but using this amount creates a light, fragrance that was still diluted enough for my sensitive skin. While I think the peppermint essential oil is essential for this recipe, you could also go with other fragrance oils like a citrus blend of your choice, such as orange or lemon. I also like using eucalyptus and lavender, both alone or combined with the peppermint oil. (This recipe here though is my favorite by far though!) Stir to mix and then let cool until it becomes opaque. I set my bowl in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
Once your DIY body butter is cooled, it’s time to mix and whip! Use a standard hand mixer on a medium mixer speed to blend until you like the texture. The longer you mix, the fluffier and more “whipped” your body butter will be.
I mixed mine for about 20 minutes on low to create the ultra-light, fluffy consistency but the first time, only mixed for about 5 and had a more solid texture. You can mix to whatever consistency you like and, voila, it’s all done! An easy, great diy project for your own body butter.
Now spoon it into a bottle and enjoy! You can use a glass jar, or even wide-mouth mason jars, but I just filled 3 of these Plastic Jars with one batch after whipping the body butter to double it’s liquid size. I plan on saving one, and giving a few to some friends before I make more! It’s such a great natural alternative with a delicious scent.
To make the DIY body butter even cuter, I created these simple, free printable labels that you can print out and tape to your bottles. A bit of an additional cost, but I think the label makes it a cute little gift don’t you?
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