This homemade body butter for glowing skin contains natural moisturizers that regenerate and nourish your skin inside out.
Packed with vitamins and nourishing ingredients, this rich homemade whipped body butter provides relief for your dry skin, gives it a soft touch and glowing look.
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Homemade body butter for glowing skin
When I started to make natural homemade skincare products, I began with infusion oils, creams, and healing salves. Only recently, I discovered the phenomenon of body butter.
Homemade body butter for glowing skin is rich, moisturizing, and easy to make.
While homemade body creams and lotions are made with oils and water and are light, body butter, on the other hand, is made with oils and fats and is therefore thick and nourishing.
If you are a minimalistic person and want to use just one skincare product - homemade whipped body butter is the way to go. It will moisturize you inside out and is easy to spread.
Their properties depend mainly on the selection of butter and oil. You can also enhance their properties with essential oils, but it is unnecessary.
best ingredients for glowing skin body butter
Whipped Shea butter for skin
High in vitamins, fatty acids, and collagen, shea butter is an ideal butter to prevent aging and wrinkles of matured skin. Shea butter is extracted from the African shea tree's nut and possesses a nutty aroma and yellowish color if purchased unrefined. If you prefer odorless and white-colored shea butter, buy a refined one.
Whipped shea butter is an excellent moisturizer with a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread. Even though, it perfectly works on its own; feel free to combine it with other butter such as mango butter or cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter smells like chocolate but melts quickly at room temperature. It thus needs to be kept in the fridge.
Mango butter, another alternative, makes your skin soft and moisturized. However, it is harder to spread. I have combined the butter in this DIY whipped butter recipe, specifically formulated for cold winter months.
Drinking a smoothie for glowing skin and hair can be a delicious and nutritious way to support your beauty routine from the inside out.
To make homemade body butter for glowing skin we need to combine the butter with a carrier oil.
We can use pure coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil, but I like to infuse carrier oils with herbs. Infused oils possess additional medicinal benefits depending on the herb we use.
I decided to use violet oil made by macerating violets in almond oil.
Violet oil contains mucilages that moisturize and soothe dry matured skin. Therefore, it possesses healing and anti-inflammatory properties and can heal wounds and bruises.
Violet oil also encourages healthy lymphatic circulation and is considered a blood purifier that promotes the body’s own cleaning and elimination of toxins. Therefore, it may help reduce the size of lumps and bumps associated with cysts or fibrocystic breasts.
You can find the whole process of making violet infused oil but If you want to skip this step you can purchase violet oil online.
Violet tincture possesses very similar properties with the same effect.
How to make body butter for glowing skin
Using a double boiler gently melt the shea butter in a glass bowl stirring occasionally. Carefully remove the bowl with the melted shea butter from the double boiler.
Add violet infused oil or other carrier oil of your choice, mix it well to combine the ingredients.
Let the mixture cool a bit and add vitamin E or any essential oil if you wish to add some scent.
Place the mixture in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to allow it to solidify.
You need the mixture to be firm but not solid as a rock. You should be able to whip it so you need to check every few minutes to see if the desired consistency has been achieved. If in any case, the mixture is too hard to whip you will need to melt it and solidify again.
Use a hand mixer to whip the mixture till the whipped shea butter turns creamy and frothy. Fill it in the sterilized jar. Don’t forget to label it.
HOw to use homemade body butter for glowing skin
- This moisturizing homemade whipped body butter can be used on your body as well as face to soothe and nourish your skin.
- Massage this whipped shea butter to reduce the size of lumps and bumps that are associated with cysts or fibrocystic breasts
- If your skin is really dry apply this homemade body butter for glowing skin over your whole body. The best time is in the evening after the bath and let it settle. Repeat on a regular basis until your skin becomes smooth and nourished.
- If you suffer from dry elbows, knees or heels, this whipped shea butter should provide relief to constantly dry skin.
- Use it as a diaper rash cream for babies to moisturize and soothe their skin
- this homemade whipped body butter Heals wounds, cuts and bruises
- Massage gently into your dry hair and scalp. This homemade whipped body butter provides anti-dandruff treatment for your dry scalp.
- On sore nose during cold or flu
- Natural cuticle cream
- Massage into stretch marks and scars
- Use at as makeup remover
You can use just pure carrier oils such as coconut or almond oil that will moisturize your dry skin or dry patches like elbows. If you are looking for healing properties to treat your scars or stretch marks then you can replace violet oil with calendula infused oil or plantain infused oil that possess similar healing properties to violet.
Considering its thick consistency, it’s best to apply this violet butter after a hot bath or shower to seal the moisture into your skin.
Alternatively, use it at night so that it has enough time to settle on your skin.
Of course, just be careful with oily skin as this body butter is quite thick and oily so only apply a very thin layer. This homemade whipped body butter is quite oily so I recommend using it in your evening skincare routine rather than in the morning. You can also use it for your neck and chest.
This whipped shea butter doesn't contain any water thus it is quite stable without using any preservatives. It can last up to 1 year. If kept refrigerated it can last even longer.
As much as I like shea butter for its medicinal benefits I understand that some people might not like its nutty scent. Cocoa butter or mango butter are great alternatives.
Tessa Zundel says
What a great idea! We're collecting violets right now but I've never made body butter. I'll have to try it - certainly looks easy enough!
This looks amazing! Is there anything that you could recommend as a replacement for the shea butter that would be less comedogenic? I absolutely love the feeling of it, but sadly, my skin tends to break out when I use it! 😭
You could use cocoa butter or mango butter instead:)
Chelsea Duffy says
These body butter sounds amazing! I love how you broke the steps down so nicely. It doesn't look hard at all. Thank you for sharing!
Alexa G. says
The best part of a whipped body butter is its ability to emulsify and melt into the skin without harsh pulling and tugging. you can check microneedling new york
marian cronin cronin says
What can I add to this to help with hand and foot syndrome in a cancer patient recieving chemo please?
Hello Marian, I am afraid I will not be able to help you with this, but Herbal Academy has a free course https://theherbalacademy.com/held-in-hope-resources-for-holistic-cancer-care/ where you can seek advice. Good luck! Vladka