Best Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment You Can Make at Home

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This homemade salve recipe for the best scar and stretch mark treatment from guest poster Cari Dunn of Everything Pretty will teach you how to easily create a homemade salve that can help fade dark spots and promote cellular turnover.

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Our scars tell a story. Whether you fell as a child, cut your finger while cooking a holiday dinner, or otherwise hurt your skin, each mark has a story. If you have stretch marks from children, then you have a lot of stories to tell about those marks.

Even though our scars are a part of our history, we don’t have to like them. Unfortunately, plastic surgery might be the only way to get rid of some scars, but there are natural products that you can make to help reduce scars and make them appear less noticeable. This homemade salve recipe for the best scar and stretch mark treatment is one of those ways.

You shouldn’t use this salve for the best scar and stretch mark treatment on broken or injured skin. Wait until your skin has healed to where you don’t have an open wound before you use this salve.

Fresh scars are easier to fade than old scars. If you have an old scar, you may not get results for three to six months with daily use.

For best results, use this best scar and stretch mark treatment salve with my scar and stretch mark sugar scrub. You should use the scrub three times a week and use the natural homemade salve twice a day.

For this homemade salve recipe for the best scar and stretch mark treatment, I wanted to use several carrier oils as they each have their own skin care benefits. You don’t have to use the same oils that I used, but I do recommend using at least two of them plus the vitamin E oil. Whatever you decide to use, use the same amount of oil or the recipe won’t turn out right.

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Best Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment Ingredients

Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosehip seed oil is probably the most popular carrier oil for scars making it one of the key ingredients in this best scar and stretch mark treatment. This oil is extracted from the seed pod or the petals of the rose plant. The resulting oil is high in fatty acids and vitamins that make it a great oil for your skin.

Rosehip oil is a dry oil, which means that absorbs quickly into your skin. The oil has vitamin A, retinol, a natural way to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin A helps promote cellular turnover so skin can heal. Rosehip seed oil works so well on scars due to the linolenic acid, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids.

Rosehip seed oil is said help reduce redness and pigmentation, which can help make scars less noticeable. The fatty acids and vitamins in it have also been said to fade scars and prevent the formation of keloid scars.

It is important to note that rosehip seed oil can increase your sensitivity to the sun, so always wear sunscreen if you use this salve before you go outside.

Moringa Oil

I also used moringa oil, which is sometimes called ben oil. Moringa oil is high in oleic acid, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. It’s high in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant.

Moringa oil has many benefits for the skin. It’s naturally anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and naturally antimicrobial.

Another benefit to using this oil is that it naturally exfoliates dead skin cells. It’s also a dry oil, so it absorbs quickly.

(Also be sure to try this recipe for a moisturizing sugar scrub for dry skin! Like my best scar and stretch mark treatment, it is also formulated with hydrating moringa oil and soothing oat butter.)

Sea Buckthorn Oil

For the third oil, I used sea buckthorn oil. It’s high in vitamin E, which can help boost skin healing. It’s high in omega-7 fatty acids, palmitoleic acid, which is rare in carrier oils. The oil is said to boost cellular turnover and boost your skin’s ability to heal, which is perfect for treating scars making it another must have ingredient for this best scar and stretch mark treatment.

It’s also a dry oil, so it soaks into your skin and goes deep to moisturize.

To learn more about different carrier oils and their benefits, check out my book Carrier Oils: A beginner’s guide to using over 40 carrier oils in bath and body recipes.

Vitamin E Oil

Even though the oils are all natural sources of vitamin E, I wanted to add more of the oil because it’s a wonderful oil for your skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, so it can protect your skin from free radicals.

It also acts like a natural preservative. Since it’s an antioxidant, it can preserve the shelf life of carrier oils. The recipe for my best scar and stretch mark treatment doesn’t have water in it, so it doesn’t need a preservative like you would need in a lotion with water. However, the oils can go rancid. Vitamin E helps keep the oils from going rancid.

Beeswax

Beeswax is obviously hard at room temperature, so it’s used to harden this recipe to turn it into a salve. But beeswax has several benefits for the skin beyond thickening this bes scar and stretch mark treatment recipe.

When applied topically, beeswax forms a protective layer on top of the skin. It traps the oils on your skin, so they can work to help heal your skin. Some creams and salves use petroleum based products, but these can clog the pores and don’t allow any air to flow through. Beeswax forms a barrier, but it can still allow air to flow.

Beeswax also works on healing skin because it’s a humectant. It attracts water molecules from the air, pulling them to your skin. This helps keep the skin moisturized and hydrated over time.

The vitamin A found in beeswax can help exfoliate the skin.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is one of my favorite butters to use for skin care products because it’s not oily and has a lot of skin loving benefits.

Shea butter is what’s known as an emollient. It penetrates the skin and seals the top layer. This traps moisture against your skin.

It’s also high in vitamin A. Vitamin A is important to promote collagen production and reduce dark spots on the skin, including those from scar.

High in antioxidants and vitamins, shea butter is one of the best butters to use on scars. It moisturizes, protects, and hydrates the skin so it can repair itself.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil

There are actually four types of helichrysum, but I used Helichrysum italicum. It’s extracted from a Mediterranean plant, a flower that’s close to the daisy. Like chamomile, it’s a gentle oil that’s great for sensitive skin or, in this case, skin that has scars.

Helichrysum essential oil doesn’t leave your skin oily, but it does moisturize your skin. It can also fade dark spots on your skin, including hyperpigmentation due to scars.

It’s said to promote cellular turnover, which is what you want in a scar and stretch mark cream. It’s high in antioxidants, so it’s a great oil for anti-aging. (Try it as a substitute for carrot seed essential oil in this natural anti-aging night cream recipe!)

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a popular essential oil that’s used in many different skin care recipes. It’s a gentle oil, so it’s safe to use on scars.

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Ready to make my natural skin care recipe for the best scar and stretch mark treatment? Great! Here’s how it’s done.

Best Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment Salve Recipe

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons rosehip seed oil
2 tablespoons moringa oil
1 teaspoon sea buckthorn seed oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons shea butter
12 drops helichrysum essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Gather all of the ingredients called for in my natural homemade salve recipe for the best scar and stretch mark treatment.

Using measuring spoons, combine rosehip seed oil, moringa oil, sea buckthorn oil, vitamin E oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a heat proof glass container. I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup.

Set the container on canning jar rings in a medium sized pan. Carefully add water to the pan to cover the oils. Be careful not to get water in the measuring cup.

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Heat on medium until the beeswax and shea butter is melted, stirring occasionally.

Carefully remove from heat. Let cool until no longer steaming.

Add essential oils and stir well.

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Pour into a 4-ounce mason jar.

I made a full 4-ounce mason jar with a little left over. I keep small souffle cups on hand to pour a little in. These are perfect for keeping in my purse or giving to friends and family.

For best results, use this scar and stretch mark salve with my scar and stretch mark sugar scrub.

Chamomile Hard Lotion Bar Recipe Using the Instant Pot! This recipe uses coconut oil because it's sold at room temperature, but it melts as it warms against your skin. This gives the hard lotion bars their bulk, and the coconut oil is great for your skin because of its fatty acids. It also contains avocado & jojoba oils as well as skin soothing shea butter.

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Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

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This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it's ready the same day for gifting. These are great year round as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother's day!

This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s ready the same day for gifting. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is great for crafting year round to give as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother’s day! And the easy no hassle recipe is also easy to customize with your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends and a carrier oil that suits your skin care needs.

This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it's ready the same day for gifting. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is great for crafting year round to give as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother's day! And the easy no hassle recipe is also easy to customize with your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends and a carrier oil that suits your skin care needs.

Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. Stephenson’s Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 oz. Shea Butter or Sal Butter
1.2 oz. Natural Anti-Aging Rosehip Seed Oil (or other carrier oil suited for your skin type)
.35 oz. Lavender Essential Oil (or other essential oil of choice – or try a blend of equal parts lavender, sweet orange and ylang ylang essential oils!)
16 oz. white granulated sugar
pinch of mica or other powdered pigment color, to suit

Instructions:

I lined my DIY wooden soap mold to use as a mold to create my solid sugar scrub cubes, then cut them into squares once they’d hardened with a Chef’s knife. However, you can also use a small cardboard box lined with plastic or even a silicone candy mold that has multiple cavities in fun shapes. This will make individual solid sugar scrub cubes that don’t need to be cut afterwards. This silicone chocolate rose mold would be great for making solid sugar scrub cubes for homemade Mother’s Day gifts.

In addition to a mold, you will also need a digital scale to weigh out your ingredients.

Begin by weighing out the melt and pour soap base with your digital scale. Then, using a Chef’s knife, cut the soap into chunks and combine in a double boiler. (You can also combine the soap base in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup to heat in the microwave.)

Weigh out the shea butter and mix in with the soap base. Heat in the double boiler until the ingredients have melted completely. Remove the melted shea butter and soap base from heat.

Now weigh out the rosehip seed oil and lavender essential oil and stir into your melted ingredients.

Weigh out the granulated sugar into a large glass bowl. If using a powder pigment for color – such as ultramarines, oxides or micas – cut a pinch of color into the sugar using a butter knife or spatula.

Pour the sugar into the shea butter/soap/oil mixture and mix well to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Now scoop the solid shea butter sugar scrub mixture into your mold(s) and level with a spatula. Place your filled mold(s) in the refrigerator until your solid sugar scrub cubes have fully cooled and hardened. (If you aren’t using a silicone mold you will need to line your mold for easy removal of your final product. In addition, placing your mold onto a cutting board before filling it with your scrub will make transport to the refrigerator much easier.)

Finally, remove your completed solid sugar scrub cubes from the mold(s) and package in an airtight container until use. I packaged mine in 8 oz. Clear PET Plastic (BPA Free) Refillable Low Profile Jars.

Creating DIY wedding favors? These mini printed mason jars make the perfect containers for homemade solid sugar scrub cubes! Click through for an easy, all natural solid sugar scrub cube recipe you can create and gift!

I also like the idea of using these Printed Mini Mason Jars from beau-coop if you’re making large batches of these solid sugar scrub cubes for DIY wedding favors or other event gifts.

If you enjoyed this natural skin care recipe for making traditional solid sugar scrub cubes, then you may also like my collection of simple homemade skin care recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. These three skin care recipes all share one ingredient in common and each have only two ingredients each! Or if have extra dry skin you may also want to try my White Tea scented solid sugar scrub cubes recipe that combines nourishing argan, sweet almond, coconut and macadamia nut oils with cocoa butter and a bit of beeswax to lock in moisture.

For even more natural and homemade skin care recipes you can follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram so you never miss a recipe.

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Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe

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Learn how to make this luxury double butter soap recipe with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that's perfect for dry winter skin.

My son, like me, suffers from dry skin in the winter and asked if I could make him a really moisturizing soap for his skin. In the end I settled on a high conditioning/low cleansing double butter soap recipe made with 20% cocoa butter, 10% shea butter, and an 8% superfat. I also added corn silk powder to my recipe for it’s gentle exfoliating properties and a silky feel. And, to help curb potential skin issues, I also included a small amount of neem oil in the recipe as well.

My son’s other request for this homemade soap was that it make him “smell like a man.” So I scented it with a mahogany teakwood fragrance oil. Fragrance however, is optional, and you can either leave this double butter soap recipe unscented when you make yours or use a fragrance oil of your choice instead.

Learn how to make this luxury double butter soap recipe with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that's perfect for dry winter skin.

Before you get started on my luxury double butter soap recipe, there are a few things you should know. One, this soap recipe is NOT recommended for beginners. This soap moves really quickly and there’s a good chance it can and will seize up on you. Therefore you should soap at as low a temperature as possible and you may want to mix this one by hand. Should you use a stick blender, be prepared for this soap to basically act like you’re making it using the hot process soapmaking method should it seize.

If and when it does seize on you, simply wait for it to gel. (It will look translucent when it does this.) Then continue mixing if needed and pour (spoon) into your mold at this point. You can also wait for it to hit gel stage if you like before adding your fragrance. Unlike hot process soap however, you won’t need to add heat once you mix the oils, butter and lye-water as it’s going to heat up on its own and do all the work for you.

Two, I’m providing two separate soap recipe options for this double butter soap recipe – one with palm oil and one without – so that the final bars are as similar in properties as possible. I made mine with palm oil as I still have leftover palm oil I’m trying to use up. Palm oil can and will speed up trace and can contribute to the soap seizing. However, should you decide not to use palm oil, it may slow things down a bit for you. (Learn more about using palm oil and find more of my palm free cold process soap recipes here.)

Three, the neem oil in my double butter soap recipe is completely optional but I do highly recommend it. Probably my favorite carrier oil, neem oil is a common ingredient in skin and hair care products and is often used to treat problematic skin conditions including eczema and rosacea. It’s a moisturizing oil with regenerative properties and its naturally rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It is also anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. While neem oil, as a stand alone product, has a strong odor, this scent is easily masked with natural essential oils or fragrance oils. (Click here to find more of my skin care recipes that contain neem oil.)

Learn how to make this luxury double butter soap recipe with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that's perfect for dry winter skin.

Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe (with Palm Oil)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7.2 oz. cocoa butter
3.6 oz. shea butter
5.4 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
10.8 oz. olive oil
1.8 oz. castor oil
5.4 oz. palm oil
1.8 oz. palm kernel flakes
.25 oz. 100% neem oil, optional

 11.5 oz. distilled water
4.8 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

2 oz. – 2.5 oz. fragrance oil, optional
1 Tablespoon (60% solution) sodium lactate, optional
1 Tablespoon corn silk powder, optional

Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe (with Palm Oil)

Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe (Palm Free)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7.2 oz. cocoa butter
3.6 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
10.8 oz. olive oil
1.8 oz. castor oil
5.4 oz. lard
.25 oz. 100% neem oil, optional

 11.5 oz. distilled water
4.8 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

2 oz. – 2.5 oz. fragrance oil, optional
1 Tablespoon (60% solution) sodium lactate, optional
1 Tablespoon corn silk powder, optional

Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe (Palm Free)

Instructions:

Both of these luxury double butter soap recipes will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and will yield approximately 10-12 bars depending on how thick you cut them.

You’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking method instructions when making this homemade soap. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe to get you started. This is not a good soap recipe for beginner soapmakers.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Choose the double butter soap recipe you’d like to make, then begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using your digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until all the oils have melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to 85°F to 90°F – or room temp if it’s within your experience and comfort level – you’re ready to make soap.

Start by measuring out the corn silk powder with a measuring spoon and add to your melted soapmaking oils. Use a stick blender to combine until the soapmaking oils are free of clumps and the corn silk powder has been evenly distributed. As there’s the likelihood this soap may potentially seize, you may want to weigh out the fragrance oil and add it at this time as well rather than waiting til trace. Alternately, it can be added after the soap gels.

Now measure out the liquid sodium lactate and stir it into the lye-water. (Sodium lactate is used to make a harder bar of soap.)

Next, slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach trace. If the soap seizes, be patient. Wait for the soap to gel, then mix again and pour (or spoon) into your mold. Leave the soap uncovered overnight.

You should be able to unmold your soap the next day.

Once you’ve removed your soap from the mold, cut into bars then allow to cure 4-6 weeks before use.

Want to learn how to create your own custom cold process soap recipes using a lye calculator? See my tutorial on creating cold process soap recipes using a lye calculator here.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking and DIY Bath and Body boards on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new homemade soap, bath and beauty recipes by following me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

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Shea Butter Body Spray Recipe

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This shea butter body spray recipe is fantastic for dry skin! Made with moisturizing shea nut oil and neem oil, which helps to promote healing, this shea butter body spray leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your favorite fragrance.

This shea butter body spray recipe is fantastic for dry skin! Made with moisturizing shea nut oil and neem oil, which helps to promote healing, this shea butter body spray leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your favorite fragrance.

What is shea nut oil?

Shea nut oil is a liquid oil that is derived from cold pressing the nut seed of the shea (karite) tree and is a byproduct of shea butter production where the pressing of the seeds produces a fractionated oil. When applied to skin, shea nut oil leaves skin feeling smooth and healthy. In addition, it’s been shown to help with such skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, burns and cutaneous dryness as well as other skin irritations. Shea nut oil also acts as a wonderful protective agent against harsh weather conditions.

What is neem oil?

Neem oil is a carrier oil that is commonly used in creams, dental products, and hair care products and is often used to treat problematic skin conditions. It possesses both moisturizing and regenerative properties and is rich in natural vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. While neem oil, as a stand alone product, has a strong odor, this scent is easily masked with natural essential oils or fragrance oils. This oil is naturally anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal and it can significantly help those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.

 This shea butter body spray recipe is fantastic for dry skin! Made with moisturizing shea nut oil and healing neem oil, this shea butter body spray leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your favorite fragrance.

Shea Butter Body Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.6 oz. shea nut oil
.65 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.2 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. 100% neem oil
1 mL vitamin E oil
2 mL fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the shea nut oil, fractionated coconut oil, Cyclomethicone, and neem oil into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Now use a plastic transfer pipette to measure out the vitamin E oil and add to the shea butter body spray mixture. Do the same with the fragrance oil, using a fresh pipette, if you are wanting a scented body spray. (If you prefer not to use a fragrance oil and would like to use essential oil(s) instead, you can use up to 18 drops of an essential oil of your choice – about 1 mL.)

Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, then use a funnel to pour your shea butter body spray into a 2 oz. glass bottle with a fingertip mister.

This shea butter body spray recipe is fantastic for dry skin! Made with moisturizing shea nut oil and neem oil, which helps to promote healing, this shea butter body spray leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your favorite fragrance.

Now simply decorate or label your shea butter body spray as desired for gifting or personal use.

To use this scented shea butter body spray, simply spritz the desired amount onto skin and massage in with your hands. For best results apply immediately after showering or bathing and gently patting skin dry.

If you liked this shea butter body spray recipe, then you may also like my natural anti aging skin care recipes, my natural anti acne skin care recipes, my homemade lip balm recipes, my lanolin skin care recipes, my natural neem oil skin care recipes and my natural hair care recipes, as well as my healing neem butter recipe and natural burn relief spray recipe.

To discover even more of my favorite skin care recipes and homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram for updates on new skin care recipes as they’re added to the blog.

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Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

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Homemade Christmas Gift Idea! Make this amazing cinnamon sugar scented body butter recipe for DIY gifts this holiday season! This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom fragrance notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed.

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe is simply perfect for the holiday season! Made from a combination of three natural butters and pumpkin seed oil, the rich moisturizing formula of this homemade non-greasy body butter recipe creates a product that melts into skin on contact. Once absorbed, this cinnamon sugar scented body butter will leave skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple – not greasy – with a warm cinnamon scent.

These cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butters make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts. Plus I’ve included free printable labels for your body butters to make gifting your homemade creations even easier.

Homemade Christmas Gift Idea! Make this amazing cinnamon sugar scented body butter recipe for DIY gifts this holiday season! This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom fragrance notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed.

Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. mango butter
.3 oz. cocoa butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. pumpkin seed oil
.3 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.3 oz. lanolin
.15 oz. cinnamon sugar fragrance oil
1 mL rosemary extract

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the shea, mango and cocoa butters and the emulsifying wax. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the lanolin and pumpkin seed oil and stir into the melted butter and wax mixture until the lanolin has dissolved completely. (Lanolin is wonderful for locking in moisture while still allowing skin to breathe! It’s great for anyone who has dry or chapped skin or washes their hands repeatedly throughout the day.)

Weigh out the clay and whisk into the melted body butter ingredients until it’s thoroughly distributed and there are no clumps.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the body butter. (This fragrance oil is a blend of vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom! For a more complex fragrance you can also blend this fragrance oil with apple, vanilla and patchouli. Or simply use your own favorite fragrance oil. If you prefer an all natural body butter, you can either omit the fragrance oil entirely or instead use 2 grams by weight of essential oil.)

Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the rosemary extract and stir. (Pumpkin seed oil – while super nourishing for skin – tends to have a shorter shelf life than some of the other carrier oils. As rosemary extract is an antioxidant, like vitamin E, it can help to extend the shelf life of the pumpkin seed oil. Alternately you can use vitamin E oil in place of the rosemary extract. Or you can also substitute your favorite “liquid at room temperature” carrier oil for the pumpkin seed oil.)

Yes, you can make this a whipped body butter!

Place the mixture in the fridge in the fridge until it becomes evenly “goopy” looking throughout. If you’d like a whipped body butter, you should whip the body butter at this point. Otherwise, mix again then pour into your containers.

I used the eco-friendly 4 oz. paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for my body butter. This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe will fill two of the 4 oz. jars with 3.5 oz. of product by weight.

Once the body butter has fully solidified – this may take a full 24 to 48 hours depending on the temperature of your home – you can place the lids onto the jars.

This cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe combines vanilla, warm ginger, cinnamon and cardamom fragrance notes with a rich, moisturizing formula that melts into skin on contact and leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and supple with a non-greasy feel once absorbed. These make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts.

If desired, you can print out my cinnamon sugar body butter labels here onto a full sheet label, cut them out, then apply them to the lids of your jars. (WorldLabel has great prices on bulk labels.)

To use, simply scoop out a small amount – a little goes a long way! – and massage into skin. This absorbs rather quickly assuming you don’t use too much product. Once absorbed you’ll have no greasy feeling and, more importantly, you won’t be leaving little grease prints on everything.

However, as the fragrance oil used for this cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe contains what I can only assume is cinnamon oil, this body butter does warm the skin slightly and therefore should not be used on sensitive areas of the body.

If you like my cinnamon sugar homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, then you may also enjoy my vanilla & fig homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, my DIY lemon verbena candle and body butter gift set and my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe.

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