How to make a shea body butter recipe without beeswax for dry skin relief as a vegan friendly moisturizer for winter skin care. Making a homemade shea body butter recipe for dry skin is quick and easy. Not only is this shea body butter a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin relief, it's also perfect for homemade gifts. This shea body butter recipe for dry skin is a super hydrating body butter. Formulated for dry skin with just 3 ingredients, this homemade body butter deeply moisturizes skin.

Shea Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin without Beeswax (Vegan Friendly)

August 4, 2012
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How to make a shea body butter recipe for dry skin relief. This homemade body butter recipe without beeswax can be made with just 3-ingredients as a vegan friendly moisturizer for dry skin care.

Shea body butter recipe for dry skin relief. This homemade body butter recipe without beeswax can be made with just 3-ingredients as a vegan friendly moisturizer for dry skin care. Add fragrance or essential oils to further customize this DIY body butter for your natural skin care routine or homemade gifts. This moisturizing body butter deeply nourishes and hydrates skin to help restore the appearance of skin health. All you need is shea butter, cocoa butter and an oil for dry skin relief.

Making a homemade shea body butter recipe for dry skin is quick and easy. Not only is this shea body butter a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin relief, it’s also perfect for homemade gifts. Or, give this simple skin care recipe a try if you’re looking for crafts to make and sell for extra cash.

This shea body butter recipe for dry skin is a super hydrating body butter. Formulated for dry skin with just a few simple ingredients, this homemade body butter deeply nourishes and moisturizes skin to help restore the appearance of skin health. All you need is shea butter, cocoa butter and a carrier oil of your choice There’s no beeswax in this recipe, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer for dry skin relief.

If you have skin sensitivities, you can easily make this shea body butter recipe naked with no fragrance. Alternately it can also be made with your favorite fragrance or essential oil to leave your skin lightly scented throughout the day. And it’s perfect for homemade gifts!

Homemade shea body butter recipe for dry skin without beeswax. Shea butter skin care benefits are perfect dry skin relief as part of your natural skin care routine for dry skin care. Shea butter has a number of natural skin care benefits that help to soothe and moisturize dry skin. A hydrating body butter, shea butter is is naturally rich in vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals that help to promote skin health. Learn how to make a vegan shea body butter recipe.

When I used to make and sell products on Etsy and my local farmer’s market, this product was always a hit. It’s the perfect shea body butter recipe for your dry skin care routine. Or as an addition to your own natural skin care line of products for your small business.

Skin Care Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has a number of natural skin care benefits that help to soothe and moisturize dry skin. A hydrating body butter, shea butter is is naturally rich in vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals that help to promote skin health. While commonly used as a natural moisturizer, shea butter is also often included in skin care formulations that target acne.

Shea butter comes in both refined and unrefined versions. I typically use refined shea butter, which has been deodorized, for skin care applications in which I want to add a fragrance, natural or otherwise.

Shea body butter recipe for dry skin relief for your winter skin care routine. Making a homemade shea body butter recipe for dry skin is quick and easy. Not only is this shea body butter a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin relief, it's also perfect for homemade gifts. Or, give this simple skin care recipe a try if you're looking for crafts to make and sell for extra cash. A super hydrating body butter that moisturizes skin to help restore skin health. The perfect vegan friendly moisturizer.

Shea Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin

© Rebecca D. Dillon

This shea body butter recipe for dry skin yields approximately six 4 oz. containers or four 8 oz. containers.

Ingredients:

24 oz. shea butter
2 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. grapeseed oil (or other carrier oil)
1 oz. fragrance oil or 1/2 oz. essential oil of choice for scent (optional)

How to make a shea body butter recipe without beeswax for dry skin relief as a vegan friendly moisturizer for winter skin care. Making a homemade shea body butter recipe for dry skin is quick and easy. Not only is this shea body butter a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin relief, it's also perfect for homemade gifts. This shea body butter recipe for dry skin is a super hydrating body butter. Formulated for dry skin with just 3 ingredients, this homemade body butter deeply moisturizes skin.

Directions on How to Make Shea Body Butter:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my shea body butter recipe. While I suggest using a double boiler to melt the ingredients, you can also use a microwave at reduced power.

Weigh out the shea butter and cocoa butter using a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler or heat safe container.

Gently melt the butters on stove over medium heat or in a microwave at 50% power, stirring occasionally.

 Once melted, remove from heat.

Now weigh out the grapeseed oil, or other carrier oil of your choice.

Stir the oil into the melted shea and cocoa butters, mixing well.

Follow with the fragrance oil or essential oil next. Be sure to keep the percentage of your fragrance within skin safe usage rates. (You may need to adjust this for certain fragrances or essential oils.)

Simply weigh out the chosen fragrance, if desired, and mix into the shea body butter mixture.

Once the fragrance has been thoroughly combined into the shea body butter, slowly pour the body butter sanitized containers of your choice.

Allow to cool completely, then screw on the lids. Store your shea body butter for dry skin in cool, dry location.

Label as desired for gifting.

Tips for Making a Shea Body Butter Recipe:

To expedite the cooling process when making my shea body butter recipe, you may place the body butter in the refrigerator for several hours once you pour into the containers.

Have leftover ingredients after making my shea body butter recipe for dry skin? You can use the same ingredients you used to make this natural skin care recipe to also make your own vegan lip balm recipe! Simply swap out the carrier oil used to make this body butter for the one called for in the lip balm recipe.

Ways to use shea butter. Learn about the skin care benefits of shea butter for dry skin care plus how to make a 3-ingredient homemade shea body recipe as a vegan friendly moisturizer for natural dry skin care. Shea butter has a number of natural skin care benefits that help to soothe and moisturize dry skin. A hydrating body butter, shea butter is is naturally rich in vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals that help to promote skin health.

Ways to Use Shea Body Butter for Dry Skin & Hair

There are a number of ways to use my shea body butter recipe as part of your natural skin care routine. It can be used both for dry skin as well as for dry hair.

To use this shea body butter for dry skin relief, simply apply and massage into skin, the same way you would when applying a body lotion or cream.

This shea body butter recipe is great for dry feet and hands too! Generously massage the body butter into skin, then put on socks or gloves overnight.

Alternately, you can also use this body butter as an under eye overnight cream to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dry or damaged hair? Use this shea body butter as a deep, penetrating hair mask for dry hair or split ends.

More Vegan Friendly Moisturizers without Beeswax

If you like my shea body butter recipe for dry skin, then be sure to check out my rose body butter recipe without beeswax as another vegan friendly alternative. I also have a great lemon creme whipped body butter recipe that’s made using a vegetable based emulsifying wax, that stands up to heat better than basic whipped body butter recipes. In addition, I also share tips for hydrating dry skin.

If solid lotion bars are more your jam, then be sure to check out my vegan solid lotion bar recipe without beeswax. This soothing moisturizer for dry skin is made using plantain infused olive oil, soothing oat butter and candelilla wax.

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9 Comments

  • jenny farr

    February 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      April 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      You can sub any carrier oil you like for the rice bran oil.

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    February 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

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

  • Josie

    March 18, 2013 at 5:15 am

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

  • Papa

    February 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    What would be the shelf life on this recipe?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      The shelf life will be the same as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life.

  • Eleanor

    April 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I have raw Shea on hand, because that’s what I use in soapmaking. Would the only differences be the smell and color? Will the texture be different as well?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      April 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Raw shea butter can sometimes feel grainy so that would be the only textural difference. And of course it would have the natural scent of raw shea. However, it’s a perfectly fine substitute.

  • Brooke

    June 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Where did you get you jars and how much??

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