DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe
Let’s get rid of our crocodile skin ladies once and for all with this easy organic shea body butter recipe for dry skin! Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E that help soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. Mango butter has natural emollient, wound healing, and regenerative properties. You can substitute grapeseed oil with another carrier oil (that’s what I had in my kitchen today.
like almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, kukui oil.
Chamomile flower water is calming, soothing and Lavender essential oil helps healing little cuts and reduce the formation of scar tissues. Apply this shea body butter all over your body after showering or only on elbows and knees with dry skin as needed.
Don’t you forget croc ladies…beauty is inside out: drink plenty of water, eat nourishing natural wholefoods and while I agree that hot showers certainly feel divine, your skin will thank you for turning down the hot knob a notch.
Shea Body Butter Recipe Ingredients:
Oil Phase 83%
5 tablespoons of organic Shea butter
2 tablespoons of organic mango butter
3 tablespoons of organic grapeseed oil
Water Phase 8%
1 tablespoon of chamomile flower water or also called hydrosols
Natural Emulsifier 8%
1 tablespoon of organic beeswax pellets
10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
You can buy glass, plastic or alluminum cream containers on mountain rose herbs or amazon.com. If you live in canada, go to amazon.ca as you will avoid hefty customs fees that way.
1- Add the mango, shea butter and oil plus beeswax together in your double boiler on low heat until they are melted.
2- Then add the chamomile flower water.
3- Take the bowl off the heat and start whipping with an electric or manual mixer for a few minutes until the liquid becomes liquid cream.
4- Then add the essential oils if desired and stir.
5- Pour in a glass jar and let sit for a few hours. The butter will start to solidify and will soon be ready to use!
Use within 6 month. Yield 4 OZ.