A few years ago I learned how to make my own, and I was shocked to find out how easy and inexpensive it was to make them. The best part?!- Being able to put whatever ingredients I want in them, and KNOWING exactly what those ingredients are !!
All you need to know is a very simple formula to start creating your own amazing body butters!!...
You need to have EQUAL amounts of butters & oils..from there you can add whatever extras you want (botanicals, essential oils, extracts,etc..)If you add oils just be sure you cunt them when doing the math!!)
Keep in mind that some butters have a softer consistency and some are much harder If you use the softer ones, your butter will be softer..Just common sense..
These butters are very soft:
These are much harder -
Shea butter is the most widely used butter, and it falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum-not tooo soft, not too hard.It always make an awesome body butter, even on it's own. I highly recommend using it as at least one of your butters.
Another thing to keep in mind is that different oils have different benefits, and some are much thicker than others.
These oils are pretty thick and can make a greasier body butter -only use these if your skin is extremely dry!!
DO your research and you will be able to figure out which oils you should use ..Customize them depending on skin type and desired benefits.
Once you have figured out which butter/oils/additives you are going to use, simply measure them out and put the butters in a glass bowl and microwave in smalls bursts, or you can melt them in a double boiler on the stove.
Once they are melted, simply stir them and put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Once cooled off go ahead and add your oils and other additives...
****(a little trick-if you do not want it to be greasy, add about 2 tsp of tapioca starch or arrowroot powder !)****
If you do not want a whipped body butter , simply mix everything together and pour into clean containers.
If you do want it to be WHIPPED, you need to continue whipping for a few minutes. You will know when it is ready just by how it looks. You want it to be thick and fluffy.
Once it is done, just put it into clean containers and admire your masterpiece !!
See, I told you it was super easy!!! My favorite part is being able to customize the butters for myself and my customers. There are endless ways to make these your own!! Experiment a little-you might be surprised at what you end up with!!!