Unicorn Body Butter Recipe with Shimmering Highlighters
Learn how to make a lovely homemade unicorn body butter recipe with magical shimmering highlighters! This sparkling DIY unicorn body butter is the perfect addition to your skin care routine! This tri-color unicorn body butter recipe not only moisturizes skin, it also leaves behind a hint of shimmer. Customize it further with your favorite fragrance or colors. A lovely handmade gift idea for unicorn lovers and bath and beauty fans alike!
Make This Amazing Unicorn Body Butter
Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn body butter! This tri-color DIY unicorn body butter recipe leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns – or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!
Unicorn Body Butter Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
1.5 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1 oz. sal butter
.15 oz. skin safe fragrance oil of choice
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1/4 teaspoon each of three mica colors of choice
3/8th of a teaspoon flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica
You will need a digital scale to make my unicorn body butter recipe. A regular kitchen or postal scale will work for this particular project, however I specifically use a Baker’s Math Scale. (I recommend this scale if you are making soap or plan on doing a lot of bath and body projects in the future.)
Begin by weighing out the sal butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then melt in the microwave at 50% power. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)
If you don’t have sal butter or prefer to use another butter, you can also use refined shea butter or mango butter in place of the sal butter. (Sal butter is a great substitute for shea butter for anyone who is sensitive to shea butter or has a latex allergy. Sal butter is a superb moisturizer and is believed to help with various skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to reduce skin inflammation. In addition, its chemical composition makes it especially suited for hard lotions.)
Using a measuring spoon, measure out one level teaspoon of arrowroot powder. Stir or whisk into the melted sal butter and emulsifying wax until the arrowroot powder has dissolved and there are no clumps.
Next, weigh out the sweet almond oil and fractionated coconut oil. Stir or whisk into your DIY unicorn body butter mixture.
You can substitute the sweet almond oil with another carrier oil if desired such as grapeseed oil. Just be sure it is liquid at room temperature. If you are substituting the fractionated coconut oil, choose another liquid at room temperature dry oil for best results. Other dry oils I like are rosehip seed oil and hemp seed oil.
If you using a fragrance oil, weigh out and stir in the fragrance. (You can also use an essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. In this case, use .05 oz. of essential oil.)
Now divide the DIY unicorn body butter base into three containers.
Using a measuring spoon, add 1/4 teaspoon of your first mica color to one container of the unicorn body butter. Stir well to combine. Repeat with a 1/4 teaspoon of the next mica color in the second container, and then add 1/4 teaspoon of your third mica color to the last and final container, mixing after each addition. (Please note you do not want to use lake dyes for this project.)
Now add 1/8 teaspoon of your flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica to each of the three colors. This will give skin a very subtle shimmer. For more obvious shimmer, increase the amount used to suit. Stir each container well to ensure all of the mica is thoroughly combined in each container.
Once the individually colored unicorn body butters start to solidify from a liquid state, stir again. Then scoop one of the colors into your container(s) so it fills 1/3rd of the container(s) you are using.
Repeat with the rest of the colors until your container(s) are filled.
Now use a mini spatula or the flat side of a knife or a spoon to swirl the top layer of the DIY unicorn body butter . Finally, dust the top of your unicorn body butter with the Diamond Dust, white or pearl mica. Allow the unicorn body butter to completely set up, then gently smooth the tops with the back of a spoon. Screw on the lids to your containers. Your completed unicorn body butter recipe will have the consistency of a cream or thick lotion.
You’ve now made your own DIY unicorn body butter! Yay! For this project I used a 100 mL wide-mouth cosmetic style screw top jar from Infinity Jars. These jars are really cool, not only because of the awesome color – they are made from a deep violet glass that looks black – they also offer an airtight seal, filter out UV light and are scent proof. I had enough of the unicorn balm left over to also fill three 10 gram/mL lip balm pots.
If you’d like to label your DIY unicorn body butter, you can easily create your own DIY stickers or labels using clipart and a word program. I am personally crushing on this watercolor chubby unicorn clipart from Antler and Twine. (Don’t forget to purchase a commercial license if you plan to sell these using clipart you’ve purchased.)
You can find a step-by-step tutorial for making your own DIY labels at Soap Deli News blog here. (Just scroll down to find the step-by-step tutorial after the soap recipes.)
My friend, Bambi, helped me make this awesomely fun project. She was also my “hand” model! In addition to helping me with my own projects from time to time, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios. I hope you’ll check it out! (Psst. She also modeled my DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller for tired, puffy eyes and under eye bags. You can find that recipe here.)
Love my unicorn body butter recipe? Be sure to pin it for later! Or, if you don’t have time to make your own DIY unicorn body butter, check out these unicorn themed bath and body products that you can buy on Etsy here.
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February 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Hi!! Love the recipe thank for sharing. I donot have sal butter what is the sustitude for that butter?
Rebecca D. Dillon
February 13, 2017 at 7:52 am
Shea butter is the closest substitute.
March 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm
i like turtles lol
Rebecca D. Dillon
March 26, 2017 at 9:09 am
Baby sea turtles are the cutest!
August 4, 2017 at 2:04 am
I’m confused, I though e wax was only used if one was emulsifying a water and oil together. If this has no water, what is the ewax for?
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 4, 2017 at 9:02 am
You can also use it for other applications. The use of e-wax in this recipe makes this balm creamier and less greasy.
August 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm
oh awesome, thank you. 🙂
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 7, 2017 at 10:08 am
August 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm
I love your recipes and all the products that you make. You inspire me to make all the colorful ideas that I have in my head.
Regards from Chile.
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm
Thank you so much! I’m so happy I can be an inspiration to you!
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