Bacuri Butter: Natural 3-Ingredient Bacuri Body Butter Recipe Without Shea Butter OR Coconut Oil!
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. Keep reading to learn more about the anti-aging skin care benefits of bacuri butter, plus learn how to make a non-greasy bacuri butter recipe.
The Need for Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
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 your 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.
Bacuri Butter: The Best Body Butter Ingredient for Anti-Aging Skin Care
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.
The skin care benefits of 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 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.)
Natural Bacuri Body Butter Recipe
1.25 oz. unrefined bacuri butter
1.5 oz. unrefined tucuma butter
.5 oz. unrefined brazil nut oil
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.)
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.)
Bacuri Body Butter Recipe
A natural 3-Ingredient bacuri body butter recipe formulated without shea butter or coconut oil to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin. This non-greasy bacuri body butter recipe has natural anti-aging skin care benefits so skin looks and feels younger with every use.
- 1.25 oz. unrefined bacuri butter
- 1.5 oz. unrefined tucuma butter
- .5 oz. unrefined brazil nut oil
- double boiler
- glass bowl
- utensils for mixing
- 2.3 oz. glass container
- digital scale
- Weigh out each of the three ingredients and combine in a double boiler.
- Heat until melted, then mix well to combine.
- Pour into your container of choice. Then allow the bacuri body butter cool completely before screwing on the lids.
More Bacuri Butter Recipes for Natural Skin Care
If you like my natural bacuri body butter recipe, then also be sure to try my natural bacuri butter skin care recipes for natural, anti-aging beauty.
- Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe
- Mineral Bronzing Bacuri Body Butter Recipe
- Bacuri Butter DIY Cleansing Balm Recipe
- Amazon Black Salve Recipe with Bacuri Butter
- Bacuri Butter Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe
- Exotic Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe
You can buy unrefined fair trade and sustainable ingredients for my bacuri body butter recipe online from Paris Fragrances.
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August 9, 2018 at 12:33 am
I love the idea of making a body butter without coconut oil or shea butter! How hard is it to find bacuri butter? I haven’t ever looked for it, and I don’t recall seeing it in my local store. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 9, 2018 at 9:09 am
I’ve never seen it in stores either. I got mine from Paris Fragrances online. The quality of their products is spot on and their prices are great when I started looking around and comparing costs. My BF’s grandmother is Brazilian so I’ve had fun learning about and playing with these new ingredients. 😀
Kim & Kyla @ A Life Adjacent
August 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm
This is such a well-written and informative post, Rebecca! Bacuri butter is completely new to us and we love that it’s a saturated fat! You have us so intrigued that we are going to order some today. We can’t wait to experiment with this exciting new ingredient!
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Awesome! I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your own bacuri butter project!
August 9, 2018 at 4:35 pm
Can I use it as a body moisturizer or does it only work on the face? I am noticing I have creepy skin on my arms and legs (yikes!!) I need all the help I can get! Thank you!
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm
Yes, you can absolutely use it on your body!
August 21, 2018 at 1:50 am
I just made this. The dark brown butter looks just like a brownie!!! I’m waiting for it to cool right now. Is there any stirring necessary as it cools ? Can you put it in the refrigerator? Does have a very earthy smell. Will this aroma linger on your skin?
Can’t wait to try it.
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 21, 2018 at 8:13 am
It does look like a brownie! I didn’t need to stir it as it cools, and yes, you can pop it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. For warmer temps (above 75 degrees) you may need to leave it in the fridge up to two days. However, as a body butter, it is temperature sensitive and is best kept in a controlled temperature environment. Otherwise it will melt. I’ve noticed that the scent mellows about ten minutes or so after it’s applied so it doesn’t really linger afterwards for any significant amount of time. I’d love to hear your thoughts once you’ve given it a try!
August 24, 2018 at 11:29 am
I really like the recipe and have ordered the ingredients
I would just add that i really don’t recommend putting hot things in the fridge as it raises the temperature of your fridge, making some food products unsafe (poultry, etc.)
September 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm
If I wanted to make this as a whipped body butter what would you recommend use or just whip it as is? Glycerin maybe?
Rebecca D. Dillon
September 28, 2018 at 4:22 pm
This body butter is light enough that you can whip it as is.
November 17, 2018 at 11:23 am
Thank you for sharing the recipe! Do you have any issue with it staining, either clothing or skin? I would like to make this into a whipped body butter to be used all over my body, but have some concerns about staining clothing. Thanks!
Rebecca D. Dillon
November 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm
It can stain light colored clothing. If you wait until it has fully absorbed, however, it’s not an issue. Just keep in mind less is more with this recipe. A little bit goes a lot further than you’d expect. Therefore you’ll want to use less than you normally would for a cream or lotion.
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