Pear Shimmer Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

Pear Shimmer Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

October 15, 2012
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DIY Handmade Pear Shimmer Dry Skin Balm Recipe - Perfect Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea - Combat Dry Winter Skin with this Triple Butter Formula

Winter is coming and for many of us that means dry, itchy and even chapped skin. But just because winter does some not so nice things to our skin doesn’t mean we have to tolerate it. Help prevent and soothe dry skin with this pear shimmer homemade dry skin balm recipe! It’s homemade with three awesome butters, some fractionated coconut oil, and if you like – fragrance and a hint of shimmer to help illuminate your skin! Not only is this handmade dry skin balm perfect for personal use but it also makes a great stocking stuffer gift! I decorated mine with Japanese Washi tape and some ribbon for a simple, but pretty package.

Pear Shimmer Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

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4 oz. organic cocoa butter
2 oz. organic shea butter
2 oz. mango butter
4 oz. organic fractionated coconut oil
.14 oz. pear fragrance oil of choice
1/2 teaspoon mica shimmer powder

Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe - How to make your own dry skin balm


In order to make this homemade dry skin balm recipe you’ll need to begin by using a digital scale to weigh out your butters. Place the butters into a glass, microwave safe container. Melt at reduced power in your microwave until melted. Stir. Weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and stir into your butters. Finally weigh out your fragrance oil and stir into the mixture. You can use any fragrance you like. It does not have to be pear. If you prefer to keep your dry skin balm completely natural and organic, you can substitute the fragrance with half the amount of organic essential oil(s) of your choice. Finally, measure out a quarter teaspoon of mica and mix into the liquid balm. This will add just a tiny hint of shimmer. For a more noticeable shimmer, add more to suit. Pour the liquid dry skin balm into containers of your choice and cap – I used double walled plastic jars – and allow to cool completely. You can speed up this process by placing the dry skin balm in your refrigerator.

DIY Triple Butter Dry Skin Balm Recipe - Natural Organic Skin Care for Dry Winter Skin

Once your dry skin balm has solidified you can label or decorate for gift giving. This recipe has a creamy consistency. For an even richer balm, substitute the fractionated coconut oil for olive or jojoba oil. I use like fractionated coconut oil because it keeps end product from being greasy feeling and absorbs more easily into skin.

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  • 2justByou

    October 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Two great things…Pear & Shimmer! Putting them together for a dry skin balm is excellent. =0)

  • Melissa

    October 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    You just come up with the most delicious confections for the skin! Pear is my alltime favorite scent so this may well be ending up in my family’s stockings this Christmas. You are so generous to be sharing your recipe! Lots of luck with your lovely store!

  • Nichole

    October 16, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Cool recipe. Thanks for posting where to get the ingredients!

  • Melanie

    October 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Sounds delightful. I wonder what it would do to add some jojoba and beeswax to this recipe. Hmmm…

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    October 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    If you’d like to make it a thicker and harder balm, you could add a tablespoon of beeswax pellets. And jojoba could easily be substituted for the coconut oil.

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