Winter is coming and for many of us that means dry, itchy and even chapped skin. But just because winter does some not so nice things to our skin doesn’t mean we have to tolerate it. Help prevent and soothe dry skin with this recipe for making your own dry skin balm! It’s handmade with three awesome butters, some fraction coconut oil, and if you like – fragrance and a hint of shimmer to help illuminate your skin! Not only is this handmade dry skin balm perfect for personal use but it also makes a great stocking stuffer gift! I decorated mine with Japanese Washi tape and some ribbon for a simple, but pretty package.
Instructions: Weigh out your butters and place into a glass, microwave safe container. Melt at reduced power in your microwave until melted. Stir. Weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and stir into your butters. Finally weigh out your fragrance oil and stir into the mixture. You can use any fragrance you like. It does not have to be pear. If you prefer to keep your dry skin balm completely natural and organic, you can substitute the fragrance with half the amount of organic essential oil(s) of your choice. Finally, measure out a quarter teaspoon of mica and mix into the liquid balm. This will add just a tiny hint of shimmer. For a more noticeable shimmer, add more to suit. Pour the liquid dry skin balm into containers of your choice and cap – I used double walled plastic jars – and allow to cool completely. You can speed up this process by placing the dry skin balm in your refrigerator.
Once your dry skin balm has solidified you can label or decorate for gift giving. This recipe has a creamy consistency. For an even richer balm, substitute the fractionated coconut oil for olive or jojoba oil. I use like fractionated coconut oil because it keeps end product from being greasy feeling and absorbs more easily into skin.