Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

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This homemade vanilla fig scented non-greasy body butter recipe yields rich moisture with the natural skin protection of lanolin that doesn't feel greasy and absorbs quickly. Makes a lovely homemade gift idea.

This homemade vanilla fig scented non-greasy body butter recipe yields rich moisture with the natural skin protection of lanolin and healing vitamin E. You’ll love that this homemade body butter doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs quickly. It can be used on hands and feet or all over your body. Not only is it great for helping to combat the drying effects of winter but it also makes a thoughtful homemade Christmas gift idea. I’m making several of these to gift this Christmas.

This homemade vanilla fig scented non-greasy body butter recipe yields rich moisture with the natural skin protection of lanolin that doesn't feel greasy and absorbs quickly. Makes a lovely homemade gift idea paired with homemade soaps.

Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. arrowroot powder
.1 oz. Vanilla Fig fragrance oil
1 ml vitamin E oil
1/8th teaspoon 24K gold mica or similar, optional for color

Instructions:

You’ll begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the shea and cocoa butters. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at reduced power until fully melted.

Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir into the butters until it has dissolved.

Now weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted butters until it has liquified.

Next weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil, Cyclomethicone and fragrance oil. Follow with the vitamin E oil using a graduated plastic pipette to measure out the vitamin E. Finally, use a measuring spoon to measure out the mica if desired and stir in. Mix well.

This non-greasy body butter recipe will take a while to harden up. You can speed this up by placing it in the fridge. Just when it starts to thicken but is still pourable remix the body butter to evenly distribute the mica as it can settle to the bottom. You can use a stick blender if needed. Then pour into a 4 oz. container of your choice. I used a small 4 oz. Ball canning jar. You can easily find these at local grocery stores as well as big box stores.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that less is more. A little goes a long way and using too much will take the product longer to absorb.

If you like this recipe also be sure to try my homemade cranberry non-greasy body butter recipe as well as my dry oil body spray recipe. If you’d like to make the homemade honeycomb soap recipe pictured paired with this body butter you can find that recipe here.

For more homemade bath and body recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also find more skin care recipes and homemade Christmas gift ideas by following my Pinterest boards. If you’d like to read more from Soap Deli News be sure to follow me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca Dawn Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes at The Nourished Life blog as well as right here on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.

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