DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends This Holiday Season

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I love giving the gift of handmade. If you want to give meaningful holiday gifts this year, then this collection of 40 DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends is a must! Keep reading to discover the best Christmas gift ideas to craft and gift this winter.

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers this holiday season. I love giving the gift of handmade. If you want to give meaningful holiday gifts this year, then this collection of 40 DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers is a must! Visit Soap Deli News blog now to discover the best DIY Christmas gift ideas to craft and gift this winter.

If you’re like me, you adore your friends. They are true blue to the end. So it seems only fitting to give them a holiday gift this season. Unfortunately, if you’re on a tight budget, there’s not always enough money in your bank account to buy something for everyone. So why not make your own Christmas gifts this year instead?

This collection of my favorite DIY Christmas gift ideas are easy to make using bulk ingredients and materials. You’ll not only be able to tackle everyone’s handmade holiday gift at the same time, but you’re also likely to save money in the process. I hope you enjoy this year’s collection of lovely DIY Christmas gift ideas.

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends

Country Hill Cottage is one of my favorite blogs for DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends. Not only do they have an amazing collection of 50 homemade food gifts, but many of their recipes and beauty DIY’s also have free printable labels. This, as I’m sure you know, can make your DIY Christmas gifts look even better!

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family. These easy holiday truffles from Country Hill Cottage make amazing DIY Christmas gifts. If your family is a fan of bourbon balls, then you'll love their cinnamon rum truffles recipe! Made with chocolate, cream, cocoa butter, cinnamon and rum, these truffles are a true holiday indulgence.

My favorite food gift idea from Country Hill Cottage is for their easy holiday truffles! If your family is a fan of bourbon balls, then you’ll love their cinnamon rum truffles recipe! Made with chocolate, cream, cocoa butter, cinnamon and rum, these truffles are a true holiday indulgence. Learn to make them here.

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family. These snowflake shaped cold process soaps are a wonderful treat for dry winter skin and are the perfect size for handmade holiday stocking stuffers. Handmade holiday gifts and ideas to craft at home for the best DIY holiday gifts on Pinterest.

You can also find one of my original winter holiday soap recipes at Country Hill Cottage. These snowflake shaped cold process soaps are a wonderful treat for dry winter skin and are the perfect size for handmade holiday stocking stuffers. Discover this soapmaking tutorial here.

Best DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family. Decadent peppermint hot chocolate body butter recipe with essential oil for natural skin health this winter. This super luxe skin care recipe is handmade with peppermint essential oil and cacao absolute. It also contains bacuri butter - one of my personal favorite new ingredients. Handmade holiday gifts and ideas. Favorite DIY holiday gifts on Pinterest.

If you love peppermint and chocolate combos as much as I do, then you’ve got to try the decadent peppermint hot cocoa body butter recipe from A Life Adjacent. After all, just because you’re making these as DIY Christmas gift ideas doesn’t mean you can’t keep some for yourself! I mean, we can all use some extra self care during the holiday season. Am I right?

This super luxe skin care recipe is handmade with peppermint essential oil and cacao absolute. It also contains bacuri butter – one of my personal favorite new ingredients. Learn to make it here.

Best DIY Christmas gifts and ideas on Pinterest. Crafted with just four simple carrier oils, this lush homemade soap recipe is super moisturizing. The addition of a few simple soap embeds really make this soap pop. Handmade holiday gifts on Pinterest. How to make homemade soap gifts for the holiday. Easy stocking stuffer and DIY Christmas gift ideas.

You can also learn how to make a simple holiday inspired soap recipe via my recent guest post at A Life Adjacent. Crafted with just four simple carrier oils, this lush homemade soap recipe is super moisturizing. The addition of a few simple soap embeds really make this soap pop. Even if you don’t make this soap this holiday as a DIY Christmas gift idea, I highly recommend adding this soap recipe to your “to do” list for the New Year. Get the recipe here.

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends. This natural peppermint cloud body butter from Mountain Rose Herbs is a must for any natural beauty lover. Reminiscent of mint ice cream, this natural body butter feels velvety smooth. Your friends will delight in receiving this seasonal butter. Discover the recipe for the peppermint cloud body butter along with nine other herb inspired DIY Christmas gift ideas - including matcha cookies! - at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Body butters are such wonderful moisturizers for winter that I couldn’t share just one! This natural peppermint cloud body butter from Mountain Rose Herbs is a must for any natural beauty lover. Reminiscent of mint ice cream, this natural body butter feels velvety smooth. Your friends will delight in receiving this seasonal butter.

Discover the recipe for their peppermint cloud body butter along with nine other herb inspired DIY Christmas gift ideas – including matcha cookies and beeswax candles! – at Mountain Rose Herbs here.

Best DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends. No list of DIY Christmas gift ideas would be complete without some gingerbread in the mix! This whipped gingerbread emulsified sugar scrub from Everything Pretty makes a great handmade holiday gift. Scented with only natural essential oils, this whipped scrub is a delight for dry skin as well. Plus it exfoliates and moisturizes skin in just one step! Handmade holiday gifts on Pinterest.

No list of DIY Christmas gift ideas would be complete without some gingerbread in the mix! This whipped gingerbread emulsified sugar scrub from Everything Pretty makes a great handmade holiday gift. Scented with only natural essential oils, this whipped scrub is a delight for dry skin as well. Plus it exfoliates and moisturizes skin in just one step! Learn to make it now.

Best DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends. Give these gingerbread shaped cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs from Soap Deli News a whirl for your handmade holiday gifts! Crafted using ground coffee, nourishing butters and a blend of seasonal spices, these homemade scrubs not only smell delightful, but they help promote glowing skin.

Or give these gingerbread shaped cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs from Soap Deli News a whirl! Crafted using ground coffee, nourishing butters and a blend of seasonal spices, these homemade scrubs not only smell delightful, but they help promote glowing skin. Grab the recipe here.

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers. If someone you know has eczema prone skin then this homemade triple butter soap recipe is a must have handmade holiday gift! It's so rich and creamy and is specifically formulated to condition and nourish problem skin. This natural soap is left unscented so it's suited for even sensitive skin. However, you can also add your favorite blend of organic essential oils if desired. These bars are perfect for friends, family and even coworkers.

If someone you know has eczema prone skin then this homemade triple butter soap recipe is a must have handmade holiday gift! It’s so rich and creamy and is specifically formulated to condition and nourish problem skin. This natural soap is left unscented so it’s suited for even sensitive skin. However, you can also add your favorite blend of organic essential oils if desired. These bars are perfect for friends, family and even coworkers. Find the recipe here.

DIY Christmas gift ideas for soap lovers. The best bath and body gift for fans of glitter! These DIY glitter snowflake soaps are perfect for seasonal winter holiday gift giving this Christmas season. Find this easy beginner melt and pour glitter snowflake soap recipe now at Soap Deli News blog along with even more of the best DIY Christmas gift ideas on Pinterest.

Love the soap DIY Christmas gift ideas but not ready to diving into cold process soapmaking? Then try these easy DIY glitter snowflake soaps for your handmade Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Naturally scented with peppermint essential oil, these easy melt and pour soaps are also made using biodegradable glitter for a DIY Christmas gift that’s not only fun, but eco-friendly too! Read the tutorial now.

Handmade herbal Christmas gift ideas for seasonally inspired stocking stuffers. If you aren't looking forward to shopping around for ingredients for your DIY Christmas gift ideas, then consider the deluxe herbal starter kit from The Herbal Academy. It contains virtually all the packaging, ingredients and labels you need to create 22 herbal recipes that are perfect for your homemade holiday stocking stuffers. Learn how to make your own digestive bitters, winter salves, herbal teas and so much more!

If you aren’t looking forward to shopping around for ingredients for your DIY Christmas gift ideas, then consider the deluxe herbal starter kit from The Herbal Academy. It contains virtually all the packaging, ingredients and labels you need to create 22 herbal recipes that are perfect for your homemade holiday stocking stuffers.

Learn how to make your own digestive bitters, winter salves, herbal teas and so much more! While their essential herbal kit is sold out, the deluxe herbal kit is still available for a short time. Learn more here.

Best DIY Christmas gifts on Pinterest. Learn how to make wonderful handmade gifts for the holiday season with this DIY holiday gift guide from Soap Deli News.

More DIY Christmas Gift Ideas to Craft & Gift

DIY Christmas gift ideas for teachers. Peppermint essential oil foaming soap recipe & decorative winter soap pump tutorial. This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your existing soap pumps. Or make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap with just three simple ingredients! These make great homemade teacher gifts too!

DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers. Learn how to craft this simple plantain salve recipe for dry skin for seasonal holiday Christmas stocking stuffers to craft and gifts. DIY holiday gifts on Pinterest.

DIY Christmas gift ideas and more for the holiday season. Learn how to craft your own handmade holiday gifts for Christmas. Plus creative ways to package your homemade soaps for seasonal DIY holiday gifts. Best handmade Christmas gifts for friends, family and coworkers on Pinterest.

More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Need creative ways to package your handmade soaps for the holidays? Be sure to check out this post filled with holiday gift wrap and pretty packaging ideas! You can also discover my collection of easy ways to wrap your other DIY Christmas gifts here. Or, if you don’t have the time to make your own DIY Christmas gifts this year, be sure to check out my handmade Etsy holiday gift guide.

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The Best & Only Body Butter Recipe You’ll Ever Need (Without Shea Butter OR Coconut Oil!)

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This natural bacuri body butter recipe is the best and only body butter recipe you’ll ever need! Formulated to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin, this non-greasy bacuri body butter recipe is crafted using three simple ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest. Each of these unrefined, cold pressed ingredients possess unique anti-aging skin care properties. So skin looks and feels younger with every use.

This natural bacuri body butter recipe is the best and only body butter recipe you'll ever need! Formulated to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin, this non-greasy bacuri body butter recipe is crafted using three simple ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest that possess unique anti-aging skin care properties. So skin looks and feels younger with every use.

Let’s talk about aging.

I was looking at my hands the other day and I thought, OMG. I have crepey skin! I mean, I guess it was bound to happen at some point. No one has yet to figure out how to stop the aging process. (And if someone ever does, I’d like to go back ten years and push the hold button there.)

I’ll admit I’ve been freaking out about this aging thing. My thirties were fine. I’ve always looked younger than I really am anyway. However, my forties are a different story. And with everyone using filters on their facebook and instagram selfies, it feels like we’re supposed to look young regardless of how many years pass. It’s no wonder that being bombarded with these expectations of youth that we begin to feel insecure as we age.

My forties have been more challenging for me than any other decade. So if you’re rounding that bend, please know that you definitely are not alone. I feel like I’ve been spending an insane amount of money on beauty products to try to gain that filtered photo look. And I’m still wrangling with my own inner voice to age gracefully. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found a way to reconcile how I look with how I feel I should look.

I can’t be the only one determined to start a savings account to have my chin (waddle?) sucked out when I hit my mid-50s. Which, incidentally, is how you get those high, defined cheekbones as you age. It all just starts to slide downward and pool under you chin.

I don’t have the answers to boost my self-esteem or yours at the moment. However, I do think it’s important to address aging. Aging happens to everyone. Yet, I think we often feel alone in how we address our own aging process. We struggle with it inwardly instead of joking about it with our inner circle. We try to hide every wrinkle and erase every age spot instead of embracing the new beauty we are becoming. And we are beautiful.

We women, we create life. We bring joy, passion and heart to the world. We love deeply. We live with intent. So what if our tits hang past our bellies and our butts go flat. We are capable of creating magic.

Still, crepey skin straight up sucks. Magical or not. And as our hands seem to be the telltale sign of a woman’s true age, I of course made a recipe for that. Chuckle if you must; my BFF does. But this stuff is the absolute best and only body butter recipe you’ll ever need.

The Best & Only Body Butter Recipe You'll Ever Need (Without Shea Butter OR Coconut Oil!)

The best AND ONLY body butter recipe you’ll ever need.

The secret to this amazing bacuri body butter recipe lies somewhere deep within the heart of the Brazilian Amazon forest. Crafted using three simple ingredients found in Brazil, this natural bacuri body butter recipe is, by nature, a magical product for maturing skin.

Bacuri butter, tucuma butter and brazil nut oil come together in my bacuri body butter recipe to form a nourishing, non-greasy body butter. While I don’t have the answer to the mystery about how these plants came to have so many beneficial skin care properties, what I can say, is that these ingredients have the perfect properties to soothe, nourish and condition aging skin. So not only does skin look youthful, plump and healthy, it also feels that way.

About the ingredients in my bacuri body butter recipe.

What is bacuri butter?

Bacuri butter is the most magical of all beauty butters. A highly emollient and moisturizing butter, this product is derived from the seeds of the fruit that grow on the Bacuri tree. Found in Northern Brazil, where the bacuri fruit is harvested in the wild, this dark brown solid butter is extracted from the seeds through the cold-pressed processing method.

Bacuri butter is a semi-solid with a melting point similar to shea butter. Therefore it makes a suitable substitution for shea butter in any homemade body butter recipes. Unlike shea butter, however, bacuri butter offers more in the way of anti-aging skin care benefits.

Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri body butter recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

Bacuri butter is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin. It doesn’t feel greasy. Instead, bacuri butter leaves skin feeling velvety smooth upon application. When used in anti-aging skin care formulations, bacuri butter lends the finished product its firming, moisturizing, astringent and soothing skin care properties. Additionally, bacuri butter promotes cellular turnover vital for younger looking skin. It also helps to stabilize skin’s elastin and boost collagen production.

Because bacuri butter has a pleasant, moderately strong natural scent, I chose to leave my natural bacuri body butter recipe unscented. So the natural sweet and earthy scent of bacuri butter shines through. (Learn more about bacuri butter here.)

What is tucuma butter?

Another amazing product sourced from the Brazilian Amazon Forest is tucuma butter. The hard butter in my natural bacuri body butter recipe, tucuma butter comes from the seed of the native Tucuma palm tree. Similar in composition to another Brazilian butter called Murumuru Butter, this butter is also a great ingredient for anti-aging products due to its moisture binding properties and chemical makeup.

Tucuma butter has a natural gloss and is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants that help to combat the free radicals that lead to aging. It’s also rich in essential fatty acids which not only promote cell regeneration, but also help to protect and moisturize dry and maturing skin.

What is brazil nut oil?

Known as para-nut, castania and chestnuts of Brazil, brazil nuts are native to South America and are found primarily in the Brazilian Amazon forest. As the name implies, brazil nut oil is sourced from Brazil nuts and is prized for its emollient and moisturizing skin care properties.

Commonly used in the cosmetic industry as a key ingredient in anti-aging products, brazil nut oil also has anti-free radical and antioxidant properties. It contains 75% unsaturated fatty acids in addition to vitamins A and E. Brazil nut oil is also considered one of the best natural conditioners for damaged and dehydrated hair. (If you are allergic to tree nuts I recommend substituting the brazil nut oil with passion fruit oil in my bacuri body butter recipe.)

The Best & Only Body Butter Recipe You'll Ever Need (Without Shea Butter OR Coconut Oil!) This natural bacuri body butter recipe is formulated to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin. Crafted using three simple ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest, this natural body butter recipe is non-greasy and contains unique skin care properties that make it the perfect anti-aging body butter!

Natural Bacuri Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. unrefined  bacuri butter
1.5 oz. unrefined tucuma butter
.5 oz. unrefined brazil nut oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to make my natural bacuri body butter recipe. (I like this one as its both durable and suitable for a variety of skin care recipes including homemade soaps.)

Begin by weighing out each of the three ingredients and combine in a double boiler. Heat until melted, then mix well to combine.

Pour the melted body butter into two 2.3 oz. glass jars (like these from SKS Bottle & Packaging.)

The Best & Only Body Butter Recipe You'll Ever Need (Without Shea Butter OR Coconut Oil!) This natural bacuri body butter recipe is formulated to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin. Crafted using three simple ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest, this natural body butter recipe is non-greasy and contains unique skin care properties that make it the perfect anti-aging body butter!

Allow the bacuri body butter cool completely, then screw on the lids. Label as desired for personal use or gifting.

(It is important to note that this butter will only stay solid in a temperature controlled environment of 75°F or less. For warmer temps, I recommend adding .25 oz. of either beeswax or emulsifying wax and experiment from there for the perfect solution.)

If you like my natural bacuri body butter recipe, then also be sure to try my bacuri butter body balm recipe!

You can buy unrefined fair trade and sustainable ingredients for my bacuri body butter recipe online from Paris Fragrances.

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Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical Beauty Butter for Natural Skin Care Recipes

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Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

Bacuri butter as a natural home remedy and anti-aging skin care ingredient for your holistic beauty and natural skin care recipes. Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

I’ve been in a creative slump as of late. I’ve been short on supplies. More than that, however, I’ve just been using a lot of the same ingredients over and over in different ways for so long. It kind of becomes uninspiring. If you’re a creator, you’ve likely also hit a similar wall at some point in your own process. So you get what I mean.

In fact, a creative slump was one of the main reasons I stopped selling my homemade soaps on Etsy and at my local farmer’s market. That constant demand for the same exact products over and over. I rarely had a chance to formulate any new homemade soap recipes. Instead I was selling my product downtown five days a week and making soap in the evenings. Then somewhere between all of that there was social media, etsy listings and product shipping. So my creativity extended about as far as swapping out colorants and fragrance oils for the same boring homemade soap recipe.

Recently however I was introduced to an entirely new line of exotic butters and carrier oils by way of Paris Fragrances. Paris Fragrances carries a fantastic line of natural butters and vegetable carrier oils from the Brazilian Amazon Forest. All of these natural ingredients are unrefined, cold pressed and sustainably sourced from the Amazon region of Brazil. They’re also perfect for use in natural skin care and homemade soap recipes!

Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

The Most Magical of All Beauty Butters

With the rise in both artisan and natural skin care products, many of us are now familiar with exotic ingredients from locations like Africa. Shea butter, a natural ingredient used in everything from body butters to soaps, is a major part of Africa’s economy. Known as African Gold, shea butter offers valuable economic opportunities for women and girls.

However, there are lesser known butters from a different region of the world that also have their own unique properties and benefits when used in skin and hair care recipes. Bacuri butter, in particular, comes from the Brazilian Amazon Forest. A somewhat unattractive butter, this natural butter is a dark brown that resembles both the color and consistency of fudge. It also offers some rather amazing skin care benefits. After just one use, bacuri butter was instantly promoted to the most magical of all beauty butters in my natural beauty and skin care arsenal.

Some of my favorite properties of bacuri butter include the fast absorbency rate and its highly emollient and moisturizing properties. I also love bacuri butter’s rich natural color and its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It’s versatility, both as a natural home remedy and as a quality ingredient in skin care products, also makes it a must for my own home apothecary.

Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

What Is Bacuri Butter?

Bacuri butter is extracted from the seeds of the fruit that grows on the Bacuri tree. These trees are found in Northern Brazil, within the state of Para, where the fruit is harvested in the wild. The dark brown solid butter is then extracted from the seeds for use using the cold-pressed processing method. Bacuri butter has a pleasant, moderately strong natural scent. This natural fragrance is often described as earthy or mossy. However, for me bacuri butter smells sweet and earthy with nutty undertones.

Bacuri butter has a melting point of 95°F which is similar to that of shea butter. The melt point of unrefined shea butter ranges between 89 to 100°F making bacuri butter a suitable substitution in your beauty and body butter recipes. Suited for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin, bacuri butter leaves skin feeling velvety smooth upon application. It also has firming, moisturizing, astringent, soothing and cell renewal properties when used in your choice of a variety of homemade skin care formulations.

Benefits of Bacuri Butter for Health & Beauty

Bacuri butter offers a number of natural beauty benefits for skin and hair when used in natural beauty recipes. Commonly used in a number of skin and hair applications, bacuri butter is also prized as a natural home remedy for a number of ailments.

Bacuri butter as a natural home remedy.

Traditionally, bacuri butter has been used by the local natives of Brazil as an effective home remedy against both snake and spider bites. It’s also been shown to be an effective  home remedy for treating earaches. Additionally, bacuri butter is also viewed as what is considered a miraculous, indigenous remedy against rheumatism and arthritis. You can also use bacuri butter as a natural insect repellent to protect against insect bites.

When utilized in natural remedies for skin issues, bacuri butter reduces inflammation and redness. It’s also effective at reducing rashes, acne, hyper-pigmentation and scarring. Therefore bacuri butter makes a great addition to natural salves and creams that target acne, rosacea, eczema, scars and stretch marks. It’s also a recommended ingredient for natural pain relief products to help ease muscle pain.

Bacuri butter as a natural home remedy and anti-aging skin care ingredient for your holistic beauty and natural skin care recipes. Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

Bacuri butter for natural beauty & skin care recipes.

Bacuri butter has many wonderful properties that make it an especially useful ingredient in skin and hair care applications. Part of this is due to it’s high methionine content. Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays a critical role in the metabolism and health of many species. It’s also a natural source of sulphur – an element crucial for healthy skin, hair and nails.

Due to this amino acid and it’s high tripalmitin (fatty acid) content, bacuri butter is able to help stabilize skin’s elastin and collagen production as well as promote hair and nail growth. Therefore bacuri butter makes a both a beautiful and effective addition to scar treatments and stretch mark creams, anti-aging products, hair masks, cuticle balms, body butters and hair conditioners.

About My Bacuri Butter Body Balm

I’ve been working on several natural skin care and homemade soap recipes formulated with bacuri butter – all of which I’ll be sharing over the coming weeks. In the meantime I wanted to share the first of those recipes with you for my natural bacuri butter body balm. My bacuri butter body balm recipe is formulate with just over one third bacuri butter. It also contains passion fruit oil – an unrefined vegetable carrier oil also from the Brazilian Amazon region.

Like bacuri butter, passion fruit oil oil also has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. It’s rich in linoleic acid, which aids in the restoration of the lipid layer of the skin. This yields exquisite moisturizing and emollient properties that increase the silkiness of the skin. Soap and skin products that are formulated with passion fruit oil offer a relaxing and anti-stress sensation.

Other ingredients in my bacuri butter body balm recipe consist of jojoba oil (or fractionated coconut oil) and lanolin. The lanolin is added to my body balm recipe for additional skin protection and to help lock in moisture. Additionally, my bacuri butter body balm recipe also contains cera bellina wax, a hydrophilic derivative of beeswax that has the ability to convert oils to gels, and candelilla wax. There is no added fragrance in my bacuri butter body balm. Instead, this simple recipe allows the natural scent of the bacuri butter to shine through.

Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe. Bacuri butter works wonders as a natural home remedy and anti-aging skin care ingredient for your holistic beauty and natural skin care recipes. Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe.

Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. bacuri butter
1 oz. jojoba oil (or fractionated coconut oil)
1 oz. passion fruit oil
.25 oz. cera bellina wax
.25 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
.1 oz. candelilla wax

Instructions:

Weigh out the ingredients.

To make my natural bacuri butter body balm recipe, you’ll need to use a digital scale to first weigh out all of the ingredients. Combine the ingredients in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or double boiler.

Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe. Bacuri butter works wonders as a natural home remedy and anti-aging skin care ingredient for your holistic beauty and natural skin care recipes. Bacuri Butter: The Most Magical of Beauty Butters for Natural Skin Care Recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe.

Heat the ingredients.

Melt the ingredients for the bacuri butter body balm using the double boiler method. I recommend using a double boiler insert. Alternately you can also use a glass Pyrex measuring cup by resting the measuring cup on a canning lid in a pot of water.

Mix to combine.

Once all of the ingredients for your bacuri butter body balm have melted, remove the liquified body balm from heat. Then mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combine.

Pour into your containers.

Pour the bacuri butter body balm evenly into two 2.3 oz. glass jars (like these from SKS Bottle & Packaging.) Allow to cool then screw on the lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Usage:

To use your natural bacuri butter body balm, simply massage onto skin as desired to moisturize and soothe skin.

Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe - a natural remedy for eczema, acne scars and other problematic skin conditions. Perfect for maturing, oily and even sensitive skin, bacuri butter is the most magical of beauty butters for your natural skin care recipes. Unravel the mystery behind bacuri butter and discover how this prized beauty butter from the Brazilian Amazon Forest can transform your natural beauty and skin care products. Plus learn how to make a natural bacuri butter body balm recipe to promote skin health and reduce the appearance of aging.

Other Ways to Use Bacuri Butter

Other than my bacuri butter body balm recipe, another great way to use bacuri butter is simply solo! When applied as is to skin, bacuri butter gives skin a light golden brown sheen. So it’s the perfect substitute for your body bronzer. Especially when your skin is craving a luxe moisturizer.

While bacuri butter can stain clothing, it absorbs quickly and easily. So not only does this butter not feel greasy after application, once absorbed, there’s no longer a risk of it staining clothing. And because a little dab will do you, bacuri butter is extremely cost effective when compared to beauty products that perform a similar beauty benefit. Additionally, bacuri butter also offers some SPF skin protection and works wonderfully as a natural after sun moisturizer.

In addition to direct skin application, bacuri butter is also well suited for hair care. It’s a great natural moisturizer for dark, curly or ethnic hair as it helps to protect hair against external agents.

You can buy pesticide free, fair trade and sustainable bacuri butter online from Paris Fragrances.

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Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own easy holistic beauty and skin care recipes at home!

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

My roommate’s house is heavily wooded in the backyard. As a result, a multitude of strange insects, not to mention bird poop, tend to drop from the trees. So my car is often covered in odd looking spiders with turquoise pedipalps and slimy looking larvae. Don’t even get me started on the tree sperm. (Er, pollen.) There’s simply no escaping it.

Yesterday evening I walked back into the house after taking my dog, Jasper outside. I then retired to my bedroom to watch television with my boyfriend, Greg, after dinner. It didn’t take long to discover a black segmented insect of some sort crawling on me. My immediate reaction was to jump up and down and frantically brush off my body and clothing to rid myself of whatever this bug was.

Greg laughed at me and told me he really enjoyed my dance. But, he stated, “You would never survive in the deep South.” This then led into a less than favorable discussion about palmetto bugs – which are fricking huge flying cockroaches! – and the like. Unknown or simply gross insects are kind of my kryptonite. If they have the ability to spike my anxiety, or even worse, bite and potentially poison me, I want it gone as soon as possible.

The same can be said for toxic skin care products. It wasn’t that long ago that Johnson & Johnson lost a lawsuit claiming that their talc based baby powder caused cervical cancer. It was ruled that there was a link between talc and cancer in a court case involving 63-year-old Eva Echeverria. She later died of cervical cancer on Sept. 20, 2017. This ruling – and the award – was later overturned. However it does raise questions about potentially harmful skin care and beauty products. And whether or not we can trust the companies selling us these products.

As we discover more about the cancer causing and potentially toxic ingredients that the beauty industry has been putting in our beauty and skin care products over the years, it’s no wonder there’s a shift toward holistic skin care. With the average lifespan for women lengthening and the cost of healthcare rising, who can afford to get sick? (The cost for treating cervical cancer can run as much as $82,324 for just the first year of treatment!)

Luckily there’s been a shift in the skin care and cosmetics industry here in the United States towards more natural beauty products. A lot of these natural skin care products tend to be more expensive than their synthetic alternatives however. But you don’t have to pay a high prices tag for your health where beauty and skin care is involved. You can make your own easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes at home.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes

Following is a collection of some of my favorite, easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes. While the initial start up cost of some of these holistic beauty and skin care recipes may be high, you can use the natural ingredients in a plethora of other natural skin care recipes. Thus you reduce the overall cost of your completed homemade products in the end. I hope that you enjoy making these natural beauty and skin care recipes as much as I do.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Beauty Recipes

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe

This natural foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & organic essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties for the best in easy holistic beauty that you can craft at home. Learn to make it here.

Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe

You’re going to love this natural herbal dry shampoo recipe made with natural botanicals, clay and essential oils. This natural dry shampoo not only keeps your hair looking great, but it smells amazing! A must have holistic beauty product for summer, this dry shampoo absorbs excess oil that can leave hair looking dirty & greasy while also adding volume to fine, limp hair. Get the recipe here.

Natural Hair Gel Recipe

This natural hair gel recipe contains only natural ingredients to help tame your lively locks. With flexible hold that enhances your hair’s texture and manages frizz, you’ll love this healthier hair care option that omits ingredients you can’t pronounce or simply have never heard of. Learn more here.

Herba Matte Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types. Find this natural holistic hair care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe

If you love coffee then you must try this easy 3-ingredient coffee lip balm recipe! Made using a coffee infused oil for flavor and scent, this easy and all natural DIY lip balm saves you money while also offering a quality product. This is a favorite among readers as far as budget friendly holistic skin care recipes go. Get the recipe here.

Tinted Vegan Lip Gloss Recipe

This plant based tinted vegan lip gloss recipe is both all natural and, well, kind of amazing! Naturally tinted with alkanet root infused sweet almond oil, this easy holistic beauty recipe for a vegan lip gloss gives lips the perfect pop of red to compliment your own natural beauty. Learn more here.

DIY Sheet Masks for Sensitive Skin

Learn how to make your own natural sheet masks for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this easy holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your homemade sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly sheet face masks. Discover this beauty tutorial here.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

Make this easy holistic beauty recipe for hair growth! This hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition it also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. Find the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Beauty Balm Recipe

This natural beauty balm recipe for clear, beautiful skin is naturally formulated with organic essential oils and carrier oils that promote skin health and diminish the appearance of aging. This homemade anti-aging beauty balm recipe is a wonderful natural holistic skin care recipe that you can craft at home for clear, beautiful skin. Get the recipe here.

Lemon & Ginger Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Give your lip some love with this natural homemade lip balm recipe! It’s lightly scented with natural lemongrass and ginger essential oils and contains an optional bronze mica for just a hint of sheer shimmer. Discover this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

This natural homemade tinted lip butter recipe is made with yummy agave syrup and is naturally scented with cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil. While natural alkanet root powder gives lips a beautiful, subtle tint. You will love how kissably soft this easy holistic beauty recipe makes your lips feel as well as the lip gloss like shine! Find the recipe here.

Natural Translucent Finishing Powder Recipe

This natural translucent finishing powder recipe goes on similar to a translucent fair pressed powder to help mattify shine and give your makeup a final touch. Apply over makeup and foundation or brush on alone for a natural look that helps to give the appearance of a more even skin tone. Learn how to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe

This simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in union to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring! Learn more about this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Anti-Aging Natural Night Cream Recipe

Get healthy, youthful skin naturally with this non-toxic holistic beauty recipe for crafting your own anti-aging night cream recipe made with real plant extracts. It’s a cruelty free natural skin care recipe for making a natural anti-aging night cream recipe to reduce the signs of aging and promote skin health and wellness. This homemade night cream recipe is about to become your new favorite holistic beauty and skin care product. Get the recipe here.

Anti-Aging Coffee Eye Cream Recipe

An easy holistic beauty secret to more youthful, healthy looking skin, this natural coffee eye cream recipe is made using coffee infused herbal oil to help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines. Plus it helps fight aging by promoting skin health and wellness without toxins, chemicals or synthetic ingredients! Find the recipe here.

DIY Eyebrow Shaper Wax

This natural homemade eyebrow shaper wax provides hold without being sticky or leaving clumps behind like other eyebrow shaper wax pencils can. Plus it won’t pull out eyebrow hair with use as I found was sometimes an issue. Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Rose Skin Care Recipes for Natural Beauty & Gifts! Vegan DIY 3-in-1 Beauty Stick! Learn how to create your own rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick is glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully. It also makes a great eyeshadow base!

DIY All-in-One Beauty Stick for Lips, Eyes & Cheeks

Learn how to create your own natural, rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully for natural makeup you can trust. It also makes a great eyeshadow base! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

DIY Rose Scented 4-in-1 All Over Cream Beauty Stick

This natural, plant based makeup recipe creates a naturally scented rose 4-in-1 all over cream beauty stick! This easy holistic beauty recipe works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick – all in one! Plus there are free printable labels for gifting! Discover the recipe here.

DIY Pink Shimmer Finishing Powder

If you’re looking for more easy holistic beauty options for your makeup and cosmetics, then try this DIY pink shimmer finishing powder! This naturally formulated finishing powder gives skin a warm illuminating glow without unnecessary chemicals or preservatives. Not only will your skin look and feel better when you switch to natural skin care and beauty products, but you’ll also save money! Get the recipe here.

Holiday Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

This easy holistic beauty recipe creates the perfect pout for your next holiday party! The deep red of this natural lip balm glides easily onto lips. It looks natural while also giving lips a bit of color oomph for that perfect holiday smile. Find the recipe here.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of bronze brown shimmery tint!

Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe

This natural lip plumping lip balm recipe contains organic clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of (optional) bronze brown shimmery tint! You’ll love this homemade lip balm for everyday not just special occasions. And, because it contains lanolin, it’s perfect for dry or chapped lips! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Natural Face Luminizer Recipe

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle. It’s perfect as an eyeshadow base too! Find the recipe to make it here.

DIY 2-in-1 Lip Stain & Cheek Color

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to mass market cosmetics that are free of preservatives and parabens, then try this 2 in 1 DIY lip stain and cheek color! This easy holistic beauty recipe is a snap to make and can be poured directly into lip balm pots or molded into cute flower shapes for gifting! Get the recipe here.

Intense Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

This natural homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe with organic mint essential oils is made with natural ingredients that intense moisture to hair ravaged by the elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream! Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Skin Care Recipes

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Matcha All Over Moisture Stick Recipe

This budget friendly DIY for crafting your own natural, holistic matcha all over moisture stick recipe is a simple skin care solution that really works! Homemade with just three natural ingredients, this moisturizing stick nourishes, conditions and protects skin all over your body – lips included! Get the recipe here.

All Purpose Salve Recipe

Learn how to make your own custom herbal salve recipe. Whether you want to test the waters by making a simple holistic salve or want to learn how to create your own custom salve recipes, this easy 4-ingredient all purpose salve recipe is a great springing board for developing your own natural herbal salve recipes. Get the recipe here.

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for Eczema

This healthy holistic skin care recipe for a natural liquid soap recipe for eczema is a wonderful alternative to harsh commercial products. Crafted using natural Castile soap, moisturizing avocado oil and vitamin E, this natural skin care recipe for eczema also contains a blend of organic essential oils to promote healing. Get this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simply to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin! It even contains aloe vera gel for those summer days you may have spent too much time in the sun! Learn how to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Vegan Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

This natural vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It’s the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. It also works wonders as a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows! Discover this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Holistic Cleansing Clay Beauty Bars

Two natural facial cleanser DIY’s. These homemade natural clay cleansing bar recipes are a soap free alternative to cleanse and care for your face naturally. Crafted with natural ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne, these holistic skin care recipes for clay cleansing beauty bars are a great for sweaty or oily summer skin! Get the recipes here.

Natural Lavender & Chamomile Bath Bombs

These natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile are homemade using all natural vegan ingredients. These homemade bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub! Get the recipe here.

Essential Oil Skin Care Recipes

Learn how to use essential oils for natural health and wellness with this collection of easy holistic beauty and natural essential oil skin care recipes! Get started using organic essential oils in your own homemade skin care products, plus learn more about the classic essential oils that you’ll use the most. Find four natural skin care recipes here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe

This natural vegan facial cleanser is both gentle on skin and easy to customize. Formulated with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy holistic facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion! Get the recipe here.

Holistic Beauty Recipes for Natural Face Masks

Learn how to craft two holistic DIY nutrient rich homemade clay face mask recipes with plant based ingredients like green tea, French green clay and honey powder! Put forward a fresh face and give your skin a healthy dose of nutrient rich, detoxifying face food! These all natural clay mask recipes are so easy to make. Made with natural skin care ingredients these homemade holistic face mask recipes are a must for healthy youthful skin! Get the recipes here.

Plant Based Holistic Calendula Salve Recipe

Use this simple natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings. This homemade holistic beauty and skin care salve also makes great gifts for the holidays for anyone interested in natural skin care products! Get the recipe here.

Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe

This homemade cracked heel repair balm contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. Plus, it’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love! Learn to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Holistic Rose Body Butter Recipe

Moisturize and promote healthy skin with this holistic homemade vegan rose body butter recipe. Crafted using only natural vegan ingredients, this homemade rose body butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin without feeling greasy. Organic frankincense essential oil further lends its holistic anti-aging properties and further promotes skin health. Find this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Natural Callus Treatment Balm Recipe

Craft up your own batch of this holistic homemade callus treatment salve recipe to naturally promote foot health and banish tough calluses for good. A wonderful natural skin care product that you can make at home with plant-based, holistic beauty ingredients like turmeric, coconut oil and tea tree oil. Get the recipe here.

Dry Skin Salve Recipe with Baobab Oil

Give your skin the love and nourishment it’s craving with this natural holistic skin care recipe that’s perfect for both dry and maturing skin. Crafted using almost 50% baobab oil, this homemade salve is non-greasy. Plus the presence of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids in baobab oil add beneficial anti-inflammatory properties to this natural beauty recipe and help to promote soft healthy skin. Get the recipe here.

Magnesium & Arnica Body Butter Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic homemade magnesium and arnica body butter recipe is scented with a delightful lavender and orange fragrance and is great for everyday aches, pains and bruises. Find this natural skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Matcha Body Butter

This smooth and ultra creamy DIY matcha body butter is another wonderful, budget friendly holistic skin care recipe. A wonderful natural moisturizer, this holistic skin care recipe is made with natural antioxidant rich matcha green tea and is naturally with lavender essential oil to help soothe and comfort skin. Learn more about this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use! Learn more about this recipe here.

Soothing Rosacea Cream Recipe

This all natural, holistic rosacea cream recipe with black cumin seed oil not only soothes and calms rosacea, but it is also effective at fighting acne, calming eczema, and diminishing scars, dark spots, and the signs of aging. Find the recipe here.

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

Craft this easy holistic beauty recipe for your own baking soda and coconut oil face scrub! This natural skin care recipe helps to conquer blackheads and acne for clear, beautiful skin! Get the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Rose Sugar Scrub

Exfoliate and moisturize your skin naturally with this holistic skin care recipe for crafting a simple homemade rose sugar scrub recipe. Naturally scented with rose absolute, this natural sugar scrub recipe also contains with dried rose petals and skin conditioning safflower oil. This easy four ingredient, lush DIY rose sugar scrub combines simple yet luxurious natural ingredients your skin will love! Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

DIY Shaving Cream with Witch Hazel Extract

This natural shaving cream recipe with witch hazel is perfect for anyone who suffers from sensitive or dry skin. Not only does this homemade holistic shaving cream help to prevent razor burn, the ultra rich formula also moisturizes and protects skin. While the addition of witch hazel works to soothe the irritation, damage and inflammation that often comes from frequent shaving. Get the recipe here.

Half and Half Milk Soap Recipe with Turmeric

Naturally colored with skin brightening turmeric, this homemade half and half milk soap recipe offers a plethora of holistic skin care benefits due to the additional fat content and the alpha hydroxy acids naturally present in milk. Learn to make it here.

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This holistic homemade carrot complexion soap recipe is naturally crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal. Suited for even sensitive skin, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face and is formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Discover this homemade soap recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

This simple holistic skin care recipe for a natural rose body balm is made using just three natural ingredients. Not only is this natural rose body balm incredibly luxurious, it’s also budget friendly! Crafted using natural tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this homemade holistic rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely handmade gift for someone special in your life! Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe with Coconut Oil

This natural chocolate rose body cream recipe with coconut oil is another easy holistic beauty recipe that you can make at home. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this holistic DIY body cream contains moisture intense coconut oil and a blend of cocoa absolute and rose essential oil. Not only does this natural skin care recipe smell amazing, it’s lush formula is deeply nourishing. Learn to make it here.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe

Your skin is going to love this natural holistic home remedy for athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. It also makes a great spot treatment for acne! Get the recipe here.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe

Treat your feet with this all natural rosemary & neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails. This handy little homemade foot salve recipe is made using a calendula, comfrey and plantain infused herbal olive oil for one of the best holistic skin care recipes out there! Discover this recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Lavender Body Butter with Neem Oil

A wonderful holistic skin care recipe for eczema and dry skin, this natural lavender body butter is crafted using neem oil and organic lavender essential oil! Not only does this easy holistic beauty product offer amazing skin protection and moisturize skin, but it can also soothe shingles pain as well as improve common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

You’re going to love this natural holistic deodorant recipe as part of your non-toxic, healthy natural skin care routine! Formulated for sensitive skin, this homemade magnesium & probiotic deodorant recipe is crafted using healthy natural probiotics and the mineral magnesium! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. Learn to make it here.

After Sun Moisturizer Recipe

This holistic after sun skin care recipe with organic essential oils is a must for summer! A natural pain and burn relief remedy, this after sun moisturizer is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, organic essential oils and aloe vera gel to help soothe skin and promote healing. Get the recipe here.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you’ll find this homemade burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns. Discover this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe

This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this ultra luxe holistic moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming, organic essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. Learn to make it here.

Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

This plant based, homemade natural lavender mint balm recipe with organic lavender essential oil is easy to make and is the perfect homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! Use this skin nourishing, holistic lavender salve on your hands, body and even lips to promote healing and moisturize skin! You can find this holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose Body Cream Recipe with Rosewater & Essential Oils

This holistic, plant based rose body cream recipe is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing dry skin. It soothes sunburns and also feels extra lush on freshly shaved legs! Naturally scented with rose and ylang ylang this holistic skin care recipe also contains natural aloe vera gel. Get the recipe here.

Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful with this easy natural homemade rosewater toner recipe. Crafted with witch hazel, rosewater and a blend of natural essential oils, this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe keeps your complexion looking its best! Get the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

 

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If your skin is like mine, it is not a fan of winter. Between the gas heat and the dry winter air there’s a lot to compete with to keep skin balanced and healthy. My soothing moisture whip recipe helps to nourish dry skin and soothe associated itching. So your skin will be back to its usual radiance in no time.

DIY Moisture Whipped Body Butter for Dry Skin! This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promotes skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. #moisturewhip #bodybutter #whippedbodybutter #diy

This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties.

DIY Moisture Whipped Body Butter for Dry Skin! This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promotes skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. #moisturewhip #bodybutter #whippedbodybutter #diy

Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. refined shea butter
2 oz. oat butter
1.5 oz. safflower oil
1.5 oz. emulsifying wax
1 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. witch hazel extract
.05 oz. calming essential oil blend (see notes)

Recipe Notes:

I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs for my soothing moisture whip recipe. Double distilled for a lower alcohol content than store bought witch hazel, this brand contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 13% alcohol. This in turn makes for a gentler, skin soothing product that lacks the sting of alcohol common in other brands.

A good alternative to Mountain Rose Herbs witch hazel extract would be T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel which you may be able to source locally.

When choosing the essential oil blend for my soothing moisture whip, I recommend Twig + Petal’s Deep Relaxation Blend or Spark Naturals’ Bliss Calming Blend. Or you can create your own calming relaxation essential oil blend using three parts lavender essential oil, two parts tangerine essential oil, three parts bergamot essential oil and one part ylang ylang essential oil.

Alternately, if you prefer a fragrance oil, I recommend using 1 oz. lavender vanilla fragrance oil in place of the essential oil blend in my soothing moisture whip recipe.

Additionally, as this soothing moisture whip recipe contains aloe vera (a water-based product) you should strongly consider using a broad spectrum preservative. While commercially purchased aloe vera gel will have a preservative in it, its effectiveness will be diminished over time with the addition of the other ingredients.

I highly recommend using a preservative if you don’t plan to use your moisture whip right away or if plan to either gift or sell your moisturizer. Otherwise I advise keeping your moisture whip refrigerated between uses.

You can learn about common preservatives available to crafters in addition to their usage rates and guidelines at the Soap Queen blog here. I also recommend the article, Natural Preservatives for Homemade Lotion, from The Nerdy Farm Wife blog.

DIY Moisture Whipped Body Butter for Dry Skin! This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promotes skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. #moisturewhip #bodybutter #whippedbodybutter #diy

Instructions:

Using a digital bakers math scale, weigh out the shea butter, oat butter, safflower oil and emulsifying wax. Combine in a 2-Cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Then heat either in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave until all the ingredients have fully melted.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Then weigh out the witch hazel and aloe vera and add to the liquified butters, oil and wax mixture. Follow with the essential oil blend, first weighing out the amount called for in the recipe.

Using a hand blender with a whisk attachment, mix the ingredients for the soothing moisture whip together until combined.

Place the container in the refrigerator until it starts to thicken. Then mix again until the moisture whip is well combined to desired airiness. Pour your soothing moisture whip evenly into four 2 oz. jars, two 4 oz. jars or one 8 oz. jar as desired. Allow to cool completely, then cap and label as desired for personal use or gifting. Your soothing moisture whip will be ready to use the next day.

Usage:

Apply liberally to skin and massage in to nourish and moisturize dry skin and soothe itching. Or try it on sunburned skin for skin soothing relief.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

If you enjoyed my recipe for making a soothing moisture whip body butter, then you may also enjoy some of my other natural skin care recipes.

Some of my personal favorites are my recipes for lavender body butter with neem oilneem oil body butter with arnica infused coconut oil, natural rose body balm with tea seed oil, whipped body butter soufflé and cucumber eye cream with cucumber & tea seed oil. Or discover more skin care recipes by visiting my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board.

Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe with Witch Hazel. This super luxe, moisturizing shaving cream not only moisturizes skin, but it also soothes the irritation, damage and inflammation that often comes from frequent shaving.

Alternately, you may also enjoy my guest post at The Nourished Life blog for my homemade shaving cream recipe. My roommate and I had a blast testing out this recipe beforehand and fell completely in love with how luxurious it felt.

Like my soothing moisture whip recipe, my homemade shaving cream also contains witch hazel extract. The witch hazel works in tandem with the other ingredients to help soothe the irritation, damage and inflammation that often comes from frequent shaving. And it rinses easily and cleanly off once the job is done.

Want to Sell Your Homemade Products?

Should you plan to sell your soothing moisture whip body butters, you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your products. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your handcrafted products.

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