How to Make Your Own Body Butter Moisturizer

By Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor

Body butter moisturizer effectively rejuvenating the dry skin and can be applied all over the body or on certain areas with dryness problem. The body butter moisturizer is another way to keep the dry skin hydrated and it is different with the lotion or cream if we put it side by side. For its consistency, body butter has the thickest consistency compared to what the lotion has. The body butter has the stronger scent and lasts longer than the lotion or cream. Body butter moisturizer contains the essential fats and minerals extracted from organic or natural ingredients such as palm, shea, cocoa and mango; which makes it thicker. While lotion is basically lighter than the body butter moisturizer because of its water-based formula.

There are various recipes of homemade body butter moisturizer which has the same base with a few additional ingredients depends on what a particular person loved in their mixture. The most important ingredient is the fat itself and you can use the vegetable fat of your choice. Most people use shea butter or cocoa butter as their recipe base. Use 1 cup of them for this recipe and melt the butter using the double boiler technique. Then, you can add a half cup of carrier oil or just 2 tablespoons if you want to add another essential oil as an additional. The carrier oil can be as jojoba oil, avocado oil, apricot oil or grapeseed oil. You also may use coconut oil or olive oil if you want but almond oil suits well with most of the people. After the butter melt and mix well with the carrier oil, turn the heat off and put it aside and let it cool for a while.

After the temperature of the mixture cools down a bit, pour the butter mixture into a bowl and place it into the fridge or freezer to cool and turn it into the solid form (not hard). Once the mixture has the firm solid consistency, you may add few drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary or tea tree essential oil to enhance the scent of the body butter moisturizer. Using the mixer, whisk the body butter mixture until it turns into butter-like consistency and don’t over whip it as it may separate the butter. After the butter-like consistency is achieved, scoop the butter mixture into a clean, small glass jar and place it in a room temperature environment.

If you ever think of less greasy body butter moisturizer, you can choose types of fast-absorbing carrier oils such as Camellia seed oil, Safflower oil, Grapeseed oil and Rosehip oil to fasten the oil to absorb into the skin. In addition to that, you can also add ingredients that absorb excess oil such as Arrowroot powder or tapioca powder. Arrowroot is high in Vitamin B which helps to improve the blood circulation while tapioca powder can thicken the mixture as well as absorb the excess oil.

By making and using the homemade body butter moisturizer, it is not only free from any harmful and harsh chemical substances but also saves your money from purchasing a costly product from the store. The making of homemade body butter moisturizer also not a time-consuming process with simple steps and techniques to follow.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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