DIY projects are my guilty pleasure, and holistic therapy is a close second. So a DIY 100% natural body butter is right up my street. I like to know what I am putting on my body, sounds funny as I am a huge makeup enthusiast. But to me this is even more reason to make sure the skin underneath is well taken care of.
I used to splurge on high end fancy creams and lotions full of perfume and additives, and don’t get me wrong I loved them. But in my first pregnancy I became allergic to almost all of my cosmetics, it was as if everything was leaving burn marks on my skin.
So I went on the search for natural alternatives, since then my allergies have gone but still prefer to use a lot of natural products.
I love this cream because it is a great moisturizer and its ingredients all have their own healing properties.
- Full of antioxidants.
- Restores skins elasticity.
- Natural sunscreen.
- Anti Inflammatory
- Gentle Moisturizer
- Detoxifies the skin.
- Relaxes the body.
- Calming scent.
- These 4 ingredients are all you need to make this simple body butter. If you are not a fan of Lavender you can just replace it with another essential oil.
You Will Need
- 3 Cups Raw Cold pressed Coconut oil
- 3 Cups Raw Shea Butter
- 2 Cups Olive oil
- 10-12 Drops Pure Lavender Oil
Combine all of your ingredients in a sauce pan and allow them to melt gently on a low to medium heat. You do not want them to cook or boil.
You have a liquid take it off the heat and allow it to cool.
Pour your liquid into a container and place in the fridge.
Allow a few hours for this to set.
Once you have a fairly solid mixture. Use a hand whisk to whip the mixture till you are left with a light creamy consistency.
Fill your jars or containers and you are done.
This body butter makes a great gift and is mild enough for use on babies.