DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe

Looking for a super hydrating cream for dry skin? Then give this DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe a try. It’s great for super dry skin and suitable for those with skin sensitivities. You can make it naked with no fragrance or you can create it using your favorite scent! Just add your choice of fragrance oil or all natural essential oils. Plus it’s perfect for year round gifts or stocking stuffers!

Homemade Shea Body Butter Recipe

DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe


Ingredients:
24oz. refined shea butter
2oz. refined cocoa butter
1oz. rice bran oil
1oz. fragrance oil or 1/2 oz. essential oil of choice for scent (optional)

 

DIY Homemade Shea Body Butter Recipe from Soap Deli News Blog
Directions:

Weigh out your shea and cocoa butters using a digital scale. Melt on stove over medium heat or in microwave at 50% power. Stir. Weigh out the rice bran oil and stir into the melted shea and cocoa butters. Stir well. Measure out your fragrance, if desired, and stir well into the mixture. Slowly pour into desired containers and screw on lids. Allow to cool completely, then store in a cool, dry location. To expedite the cooling process you may place these in the refrigerator for several hours. Label and gift. This recipe yields approximately six 4oz. containers or four 8oz. containers.

To use, apply to skin. Great for dry feet and hands – apply then put on socks or gloves overnight – or as an under eye overnight cream to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can even use it as a deep, penetrating hair mask for dry hair or split ends. Or use as you would a lotion or cream. Ingredients for this recipe can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Have leftover ingredients for this recipe? Use it to make your own DIY Homemade Lip Balms! (You can substitute the olive oil in the lip balm recipe for rice bran oil!)

What’s your favorite body lotion fragrance?

Comments

  1. Do you think I can substitute another oil, such as sweet almond or avocado, for the rice bran oil? Or, does the rice bran oil have special properties that make it perfect for a body butter?

  2. You can any other carrier oil as a substitute for the rice bran oil.

  3. Finally!! A body butter recipe I don’t have to whip! I have been looking everywhere for this type of recipe. Thank you!

  4. What would be the shelf life on this recipe?

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