DIY – How To Make Body Butter

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own natural beauty products? Well here at Hugo Oliver we have come up with the ultimate recipe to help ensure your skin is always pampered and well looked after. Keep reading to find out how to make your own custom body butter.

Why You Should Make You Own Moisterisers

If you love using pampering beauty products you’ll know how relaxing it is to have a long bath and then treat your skin to a fancy moisturiser. When shopping for bath and body products you might notice that the brands that use natural ingredients like essential oils and beeswax charge quite a bit of money for their moisturising products, but we have a way to treat your skin every day with our inexpensive and natural DIY body butter.

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Almond or Jojoba Oil
  • 10-30 drops of essential oils
  • Glass jug or bowl for melting
  • Saucepan
  • Glass Jar
  • Electric Whisk

Step 1: Melt Oils

Place all your ingredients in a heat safe glass bowl and heat carefully in a bain- marie or microwave. If you’re using a microwave check the oils after 30 seconds and if they are not totally melted place the bowl back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. The oils should melt very quickly so keep an eye on them.

Step 2: Stir and Cool

Stir the mixture with a silicone or metal spoon until all the oils are combined. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Once cooled add in your essential oils and place the mixture in the fridge for one hour, the texture should have hardened but still be somewhat soft to the touch.

Step 3: Whip the Mixture

Using an electric whisk (you can also whisk by hand in you have a strong arm) whisk for about ten minutes until the oil mixture is soft and fluffy, this will make sure that the body butter goes on smoothly rather than being oily.

Step 4: Place in Jar and Set

Spoon your whipped body butter in a glass jar with a lid and place in the fridge for 15 mins for it to set. You could recycle an old jar that housed a store bought moisturiser or simply use a mason jar. If you’re giving it as a gift tie a label with a description of the body butter and what it is scented with. Once it’s set the butter should be fine living out of the fridge but if your home is very warm you may want to keep it refrigerated.

This homemade body butter makes a perfect personal gift as you can switch around the essential oils to match your friend’s tastes. To make an extra sensitive batch for babies simply skip the essential oils all together.

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