This is the best homemade body butter for glowing skin recipe you will come across!
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Recently, I have been taking better care of my whole body not just my face. I realized that we tend to focus more on our face and sometimes neglect our body which is not good because our skin is the largest organ we have.
I have been trying and making a lot of homemade recipes like whipped Shea butter, DIY eyelash growth serum, etc. and they have all been so good and in today’s post, I want to share my favorite recipe for homemade body butter for glowing skin.
I have been using this homemade body butter for the past 2 years especially during winter when our skin gets dry, flaky, and ashy. It’s soo good and I have noticed a lot of improvement on my skin ever since I started using it.
Before we get into the main thing, let’s be familiar with a few things:
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What is body butter?
Body butter is basically a deeply hydrating skin moisturizer. It is typically a thick cream made of cocoa butter, shea butter, and mango butter. Body butter’s unique formula means that it can help protect your skin from dryness and help you recover from rough or dry skin. It does so by locking in moisture. It can also help aging skin that is losing its ability to stay moisturized, healthy-looking, and luminous.
Body butter vs body lotion
A lot don’t really know the difference between a body butter and a body lotion so here is the difference in simple terms:
Body butter is thicker than lotion. This makes it great for deep moisturization. Body butter tends to contain thick kinds of butter and oils such as shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter compared to lotion. Lotion tends to contain more water and less oil than body butter contains. This is why lotion tends to be a lighter formula that absorbs faster.
Homemade body butter for glowing skin ingredients
Body Butters are typically ¾ part solid oil or butter to ¼ part liquid oils. There are several optional ingredients you can add to this base recipe.
Good body butter contains mango butter, cocoa butter or/and Shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils, and carrier oil.
You don’t have to use all of them and you can use any oil of your choice. I just love coconut oil so I always tend to reach out for it, and my jojoba oil.
Since I use mine a lot more during the winter, I love it greasy. If you want to make it non-greasy to use all year round, simply add some arrowroot powder.
You can adjust to your preferences from here, but remember the more liquid oil you use, the softer the body butter or lotion bar will be. This will make application quite easy, although it will also make your recipe more likely to melt in warm temperatures.
I love Shea butter. Shea butter is high in vitamins A & E, essential fatty acids, and other minerals and vitamins. It can be whipped with a small amount of liquid carrier oil or vitamin E and can serve alone as a body butter. It is not as solid as cocoa butter. If you want to know more about Shea butter, then read this post about how to make the best whipped Shea butter.
Mango butter is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids that are great for the skin. It is especially good for improving skin tone, reducing age spots, and signs of anti-aging. It has vitamins A, C, and E in it. All of which are vital for healthy glowing skin. When used on the skin, mango butter can cleanse and purify the skin.
Mango butter is very moisturizing and can help anyone who suffers from extremely dry skin.
We already know that coconut oil is a superfood and has amazing benefits for our overall wellness. Coconut oil also has great benefits for the skin.
Coconut oil can reduce inflammation, cleanse and heal skin wounds, and hydrate the skin. It is a key ingredient when it comes to achieving glowing skin because it can help to improve skin tone and lighten dark spots.
Coconut oil reduces signs of aging, helps prevent skin infections, and moisturizes dry skin.
A carrier oil is a vegetable extracted oil and essential oil is typically a distilled oil from a plant. A carrier oil is used to dilute and carry essential oils to your skin. The two are not interchangeable. I love jojoba oil so I am going to be using it for this recipe because it is the best carrier oil for glowing skin. In addition, jojoba oil is antibacterial, full of antioxidants, and can soothe dry, patchy skin.
You’re free to use any carrier oil of your choice like grapeseed, sweet almond oil, etc.
Adding essential oils to body butter will not only provide additional benefits, but the essential oils will make it smell amazing! Some of my favorite essential oils for the skin are lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, rose, and sandalwood.
Another important thing worth mentioning is that you should use only high-quality 100 % pure essential oils that have been tested and verified by their GC/MS (chemical analysis of the oils) so you know you have a high-quality oil.
Caution: Do not use citrus essential oils in this body butter or other phototoxic essential oils such as angelica, orange, lemon, lime, etc.
Ingredients & Measurements
- 1/4 cup mango butter
- 1/8 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 5 drops sandalwood essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 drops vitamin E oil, optional
How to make your homemade body butter for glowing skin
- Cut mango and Shea butter into small chunks.
- Melt both kinds of butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
- After the mixture is melted together, place the bowl in the refrigerator until it is set up a bit. You don’t want it to be completely solid.
- Add in jojoba oil, essential oils, and vitamin E oil.
- Using a hand mixer or stand-up mixer, whip the ingredients together for about 5 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
How to use body butter
You will see the best results when used daily. Whipped body butter can be applied to the skin in the morning, night, or both. Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin. Massage it into the skin in a circular motion to allow the ingredients to absorb.
Final thoughts on homemade body butter for glowing skin
We can literally make a lot of things at home and this body butter is very cheap and easy to make. It can last for Months and with how soft this body butter makes your skin, it will look radiant all winter long, even in the driest climate.
Have you tried body butter before? Let me know in the comments! Also, make sure you check out the best-whipped shea butter recipe.