The Ultimate Whipped Body Butter Recipe – from dry to glowing skin!
Take your dry winter skin from dull to glowing with this super decadent whipped body butter. Made with just a few natural ingredients, this body butter will make your itchy, dry skin disappear. This is the ultimate body butter for glowing skin.
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The Ultimate Homemade Body Butter for Glowing Skin
There is so much to love about winter – the crisp, cold weather, a freshly fallen snow, cozy snuggles under a blanket, the kids going to bed early because it gets dark at 5.
BUT there is also the dry, sometimes itchy skin that accompanies the cold weather. THE WORST!
I love using a variety of oils on my skin throughout the year, but come winter, mama needs a little more moisture. Enter Shea Butter.
Shea butter has been a life-changing ingredient for me. I have always suffered from dry skin, especially my hands and ESPECIALLY in the winter. Since making this body butter my skin is soooo happy. Totally balanced out and less dry!
Shea butter (this amazing one is my fave) is extremely moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and rich in Vitamins A and E. An amazing beautiful skin ingredient!
Related: DIY Anti-Aging Moisturizer
What else is in our homemade body butter for glowing skin?
The other star ingredients are cocoa butter (nourishing and soothing), coconut oil (skin softening and strengthening, anti-aging), and apricot kernel oil (you can substitute any carrier oil you like – avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.).
You can also add your favorite essential oils, but I decided to keep this one plain because the cocoa butter makes it smell chocolatey and delicious!
Homemade Body Butter Recipe for Glowing Skin
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp apricot kernel oil
- 30 drops favorite essential oil (optional – I recommend Lavender or Ylang Ylang )
Combine shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler until just melted. Let cool for a few minutes and then add in the apricot kernel oil and essential oils.
Let cool in the fridge until it hardens up a bit, but it is still soft to the touch (mine took about one and a half hours). Break out your hand or stand mixer and start whipping the mixture up until it’s the consistency of whipped cream (or whatever consistency you prefer), constantly scraping down the sides.
Once you’ve reached your desired texture, spoon the mixture into a small mason jar (I love these super useful ones).
Apply daily to your body and hands, saying goodbye to dry skin while you do it!
Homemade Body Butter will make your skin glow!
I swear there isn’t a store-bought lotion out there that can compare to homemade body butter. It’s so creamy and luxurious – a real treat for your skin – and the best part is you can make it easily in your kitchen (over and over again).
Enjoy the recipe!