Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter!

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This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Cold weather is on the way. And typically, that means you can expect dry skin in your near future. However, if you already suffer from dry skin, or if you have eczema, winter can seem a little unbearable. There’s nothing worse than fighting with your skin and not being to find a product that brings relief. If this scenario seems familiar to you, don’t worry. There is a way to save your skin this winter. All you need are a few simple ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

Ever Feel Like Your Moisturizer Is Irritating Your Dry, Itchy Skin Even More?

I’m one of those people that loathes putting on lotion. Often times, when my skin is especially dry, it feels like I’m applying lotion every hour. While it’s amazing when first applied, a short time later I’m wondering if it’s actually making my skin’s condition worse. So I’m always particular about knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin – and especially what the ingredients are.

Ingredients matter. And it’s not just the ingredients that you find in a product. It’s also about the ingredients NOT in a product. That’s part of the reason I prefer making my own natural skin care products. Not only is it easy to keep my own products simple, I often find that they are also more effective than store bought brands. Plus, because I know exactly what’s going into my skin care recipes, I don’t have to worry about being surprised by an allergy to a product.

My homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is the perfect skin care solution for winter. This multi-use product works like an in-shower moisturizer as well as a gentle body scrub. However, it can also be used as a conditioning salt bath in warm bath water. Using this ucuuba butter salt scrub in your shower locks in the moisture from the water while your pores are open. So skin feels moisturized longer. And it also feels protected against the elements.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

What Is Ucuuba Butter?

Ucuuba butter is an exotic butter native to Central and South America. Like other exotic body butters, ucuuba butter is cold pressed from the seeds of the tree its sourced from. In this case, that would be the Ucuuba tree. As the seeds of the ucuuba tree are rich in fats, extracts of the oil is often as high as 50% of the weight of the dry seeds.

The ucuuba tree is a fast growing tree found in the Brazilian Amazon Forest. As these trees can grow as much as ten feet over the course of just two years, it makes ucuuba butter a highly sustainable product.

The natural unrefined butter from this tree’s seeds is typically yellow to brown in color and has a natural odor reminiscent of nutmeg. Like cocoa butter, ucuuba butter is solid at room temperature. However it has a somewhat higher melting point of 127°F, whereas cocoa butter melts between 93°-100°F. Similarly to cocoa butter, ucuuba makes a wonderful addition to homemade soaps, hair care products and skin care recipes.

Skin Care Benefits of Ucuuba Butter.

Ucuuba butter has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This makes it an ideal addition to skin care recipes formulated for dry skin, acne and eczema. Additionally, this natural butter is also rich in essential fatty acids that can help to replenish and moisturize dry or maturing skin. It also contains both vitamin C and vitamin A (retinol) commonly found in natural anti-aging products. These proponents can help to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as replenish and reverse skin damage.

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Where to Purchase Ingredients.

I used ingredients from Paris Fragrances to craft my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe. Paris Fragrances offers quality products with great prices. As a partner with HSCG, Paris Fragrances works with ethical suppliers to help create a sustainable and environmentally friendly economy with the communities living in the Amazon Forest. Additionally, Paris Fragrances is also a member of The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

All of the products from Paris Fragrances are imported from Europe and South America, with emphasis on exotic Brazilian fragrances. The oils and butters, which are sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon Forest, are cold pressed and left unrefined so they retain their natural benefits when use in skin care formulations.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

About My Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe.

I’ll be honest. If you are one of those people that likes exiting your shower squeaky clean, my homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is probably not going to be your cup of tea. While this homemade scrub is similar in ways to most salt scrubs, it’s also very different.

Rather than using sea salt for my homemade ucubba butter salt scrub recipe, I use Dead Sea salt instead. A luxury cosmetic salt, Dead Sea salt is extracted from the marshes of the Dead Sea then solar dried. Its fine grain and moisture content make it especially suited for bath salt and body scrub recipes.

Considered to be the best therapeutic salts available, Dead Sea salt is rich in natural minerals that include magnesium, potassium, sulfur and calcium. These minerals work to help improve blood circulation as well as cleanse, disinfect and exfoliate skin. As a home remedy, Dead Sea salt has shown to benefit those who suffer from a variety of skin ailments including acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as dry, itchy skin and atopic dermatitis.

Unlike traditional sea salt, such as the type of salt you may use for cooking, Dead Sea salt is incredibly hydrating. And, similar to Epsom salt, it is able to soothe sore muscles and calm inflammation that is often associated with both rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Another key difference in my ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe lies with ucuuba butter’s hydrating properties. As ucuuba butter, along with the combination of the other natural ingredients included in this recipe, are such rich moisturizers, the oils and butters don’t fully rinse off in the shower. So, once you step out of the shower and towel off, remnants of these ingredients are left on your skin reducing, or eliminating, the need to apply an after shower moisturizer. Your skin will not only feel soft and smooth, it will also look healthier with each use.

In addition to ucuuba butter, this recipe is also crafted using andiroba oil. Renowned by native Indians for its healing properties, andriroba oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe skin inflammation, itching and rashes. (Learn more about andriroba oil here.)

This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe has a rich natural fragrance that is lovely solo. However, if a fragrance oil is desired, this scrub pairs well with both Paris Fragrances sandalwood fragrance oil and their seasonal Halloween pumpkin fragrance oil.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. ucuuba butter
2 oz. andiroba oil
.5 oz. vegetable based emulsifying wax
.25 oz. unscented liquid Castile soap
.25 oz. cupuacu butter
12 oz. Dead Sea salt
.1 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Uses and skin care benefits of exotic ucuuba butter. Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the ucuuba butter, capuaca butter, andiroba oil and emulsifying wax. Gently heat in a double boiler until melted.

While the butters, oil and wax are melting, weigh out the Dead Sea salt into a medium glass bowl.

Kick Your Severely Dry Skin (And Eczema!) to the Curb with Ucuuba Butter! This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Then weigh out the fragrance oil, if desired. Mix the fragrance oil into the salt until the fragrance is evenly distributed throughout the salt.

Once the butters, oil and wax have melted, remove from heat. Now weigh out and add the liquid Castile soap.

Then add the salt mixture to the melted ingredients, mixing well to combine.

Homemade Ucuuba Butter Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Winter Skin Care. This homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe is a natural holistic solution to dry, itchy skin and eczema. Learn what makes this winter skin care recipe so special and how to craft your own.

Once the ucuuba butter salt scrub has cooled, mix the scrub again to break up the salt grains. Then spoon the scrub into your desired container(s.)

You can use your homemade ucuuba butter salt scrub recipe in two ways. You can either massage the salt scrub onto damp skin in a warm shower. Or, you can add the desired amount of the scrub to warm, running bath water. Once you finish bathing, simply pat dry.

For extremely dry skin, I recommend applying my bacuri butter body balm or my simple 3-ingredient bacuri body butter prior to getting dressed for an extra layer of skin protection and nourishment. Also be sure to try my natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe!

You can also make a travel worthy solid lotion bar to take with you on the go. Simply melt, combine and mold 2 oz. beeswax, 1.75 oz. ucuuba butter, 2 oz. capuaca butter and 3 oz. andiroba oil using ingredients from Paris Fragrances.

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DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs for Holiday Gifts & Winter Skin Care

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Need DIY holiday gift ideas? These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are the perfect bath time treat for Lush addicts. Made with moisturizing body butters, exfoliating sugar and coconut oil, these solid sugar scrub snowballs are a winter delight for any gift recipient this winter. Keep reading to learn how to make your own in shower DIY solid sugar scrub snowfalls as a treat for dry skin this winter.

DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs for Holiday Gifts & Winter Skin Care. Need DIY holiday gift ideas? These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are the perfect bath time treat for Lush addicts. Made with moisturizing body butters, exfoliating sugar and coconut oil, these solid sugar scrub snowballs are a winter delight for any gift recipient this winter. Learn how to make your own in shower DIY solid sugar scrub snowfalls as a treat for dry skin this winter.

DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY holiday gift for any bath and body lover – including fans of Lush bath products! These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are are pretty straightforward and easy to make. Just give yourself a few hours to pull them together and you’ve got the perfect pampering holiday gift! 

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover!

Simply package your DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, and you have a thoughtful handmade holiday gifts for friends and family.

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover!

DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.6 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. emulsifying wax
1.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.35 oz. grapeseed oil
.1 oz. fragrance oil, optional
11.4 oz. white granulated sugar
pinch to 1/4 teaspoon blue ultramarine pigment powder

“Snow Sparkle” Ingredients:

2 oz. white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon white, pearl or Diamond dust mica powder

Instructions:

To make these DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs, begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a double boiler or a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in the double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power until all the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the grapeseed oil – or another carrier oil like hemp seed oil, rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, or jojoba oil – the coconut oil and, if desired, the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use. (You can also use half the amount in an essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice.) Stir into the melted butter and wax mixture until they are completely melted.

In a separate container, weigh out 11.4 oz. of sugar. Depending on how blue you want your snowballs, add a pinch to 1/4 teaspoon of the blue ultramarine pigment powder. (You can use other colors as well or omit the color all together.) Whisk the pigment powder into the sugar until it is evenly distributed throughout and there are no clumps.

Allow the melted butters, wax and oils to cool slightly. You want to be able to handle the oil without being burned.

While this cools, prepare your snow sparkle ingredients. Weigh out 2 oz. of sugar into a container. Now measure out the mica and whisk into the sugar until it’s evenly incorporated.

Now slowly pour the sugar into the melted butters, wax and oils whisking with a fork as you go.

You’re now ready to form your snowballs! I used my hands for this part, however you could also use a bath bomb mold or a meat baller for uniform sugar scrub snowballs.

Lay a piece of wax or parchment paper onto a flat working surface and pour about half of the snow sparkle ingredients on the paper. Now form the sugar scrub mixture into balls the desired size. These will feel like they aren’t very solid and a little like they won’t stay together, but they will. Pack the balls as tightly as you can then roll them into the snow sparkle ingredients one at a time, adding more of the sugar and mica mixture as needed. Sprinkle additional sugar and mica onto the balls as desired.

Arrange the DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs you’ve just made gently onto a plate, the place the plate in the refrigerator for about an hour or until the snowballs have hardened completely.

These sparkling DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are not only a fun way to pamper yourself this winter, but they also make unique DIY Christmas gift ideas for any bath and body lover! These DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs are pretty straight forward and easy to make. Just give yourself a few hours and you've got the perfect pampering Christmas gift!

Now remove the solid sugar scrub snowballs from the refrigerator and package as desired in a large mason jar or in plastic containers. Your completed DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs not only crush easily in the tub or shower for use, but also offer nourishing moisture and exfoliation for dry skin without feeling oily. And they sparkle just like real snow!

(Your final quantity of sparking snowball sugar scrubs will depend on the size you choose to make your DIY solid sugar scrubs. The combined weight of all your ingredients will tell you the total amount of your final product. If you live in a warm climate, I recommend decreasing the amount of grapeseed oil to .25 oz. and increasing the emulsifying wax to .35 oz. as a starting point.)

Now simply label or decorate the packaging for your DIY solid sugar scrub snowballs as desired for gifting!

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

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Natural milk bath recipes to soothe dry, itchy skin this winter.

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Even if you don’t normally have dry skin, the dry winter can suddenly make your skin feel awful. There’s nothing worth than dry skin that feels tight and itchy. However, a simple natural milk bath recipe can help soothe dry skin naturally. Not only will you scratch less, you’ll be able to focus on your favorite winter activities!

Natural milk bath recipes to soothe dry, itchy skin this winter. Even if you don't normally have dry skin, the dry winter air can suddenly make your skin feel awful. There's nothing worth than dry skin that feels tight and itchy. A simple natural milk bath recipe can help soothe dry skin naturally. Click through for a few natural milk bath recipes you can make this winter for a luxury milk bath at home. #winterskincare #naturalskincare #milkbath #dryskinremedy

Natural Milk Bath Recipes

Here a few natural milk bath recipes you can make this winter for a luxury milk bath at home. What are you waiting for? Get your self care on!

Ancient Formula Natural Milk Bath Recipe

It is said that Cleopatra used a formula similar to this natural milk bath recipe one to soften her skin. Each ingredient is known for its soothing and smoothing qualities.

Ingredients:

1-cup (237 ml) powdered milk
2-tbsp (30 ml) almond meal
2-tbsp (30 ml) barley or oat flour
A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. This mixture can be sprinkled directly into the bath, using 2 tablespoons (30 ml) per bath. An interesting variation is to substitute rolled barley or oat flakes for the flour, then fill empty tea bags with the mixture (remember to seal the tops). Soak in your aromatic milk bath for approximately 20 minutes. When you’re finished, wrap yourself in a warm towel and enjoy the cleanliness and softness this bath imparts to your skin.

Store at room temperature in pretty tins with lids or in old milk bottles.

Shelf life is 2 to 3 months.

Natural milk bath recipes to soothe itchy dry skin this winter. Learn how to make a soothing natural milk bath recipe for your itchy, dry winter skin with this collection of 10 natural milk bath recipes for healthy skin.

Lavender-Honey Milk Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. dried lavender flowers*
1-1/2 cups whole milk, cream or combination
1/3 cup honey

Instructions:

Process lavender flowers in a blender until they become a powder, turning off the blender and scraping down the sides as necessary. Whisk together lavender powder, milk and honey in a glass bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use, shake the jar and pour half of the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes enough for 2 baths.

*Dried lavender flowers can be found in the spice section of gourmet and specialty stores or from Mountain Rose Herbs.


Soothing Chamomile Milk Bath Recipe

This natural milk bath recipe is a skin-softening treat for dry, winter skin.

Ingredients:

4 cups powdered milk
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup dried chamomile or 5 chamomile tea bags

Instructions:

Steep chamomile in water for 20 minutes Strain liquid. Mix liquid with powdered milk and add to running bath water.

Natural milk bath recipes to soothe itchy dry skin this winter. Learn how to make a soothing natural milk bath recipe for your itchy, dry winter skin with this collection of 10 natural milk bath recipes for healthy skin.

Natural Lavender Milk Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups dry milk powder
1 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon lavender fragrance oil

Instructions:

Blend together all ingredients in blender. Add 1/2 cup of mixture to hot bath water.


Peachy Creme Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

3 eggs
1/2 cup Yogurt
1/4 cup + 1 ts witch hazel
1/4 cup almond or olive oil
1 3/4 cup whole milk or cream
1 cup Peach or apricot juice

Instructions:

Add all ingredients (except the 3/4 cup milk or cream) and blend on low speed until well combined. Add the 3/4 cup milk or cream and stir in gently.
Keep in your refrigerator. Shake before use and add about 1/2 cup to your warm bath for a lovely treat.

Makes enough for 6 baths. Use within 2 weeks of preparing.

Natural milk bath recipes to soothe itchy dry skin this winter. Learn how to make a soothing natural milk bath recipe for your itchy, dry winter skin with this collection of 10 natural milk bath recipes for healthy skin.

Peppermint Milk Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Powdered Milk
1 Tablespoon dried peppermint leaves

Instructions:

Pulverize the mint with spice or coffee grinder (or the old-fashioned way with mortar and pestle). Mix mint and milk together and seal in a jar. Keep in a cool dry place.


Aphrodite’s Sacred Milk & Flower Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

2 drops jasmine absolute
6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
1 quart milk
4 drops neroli essential oil
4 drops sandalwood essential oil

Instructions:

While bath is filling, heat the milk in a saucepan, taking care not to boil it, then mix the essential oils into the warm milk.

Usage:

Pour the milk and oil mixture into the bath just before entering and relax for at least 20 minutes, adding hot water as needed to keep the temperature comfortable.
You can purchase organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.


Natural Citrus Milk Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Cup dried milk powder(if you have oily skin, use nonfat)
1/4 cup orange peels
1/4 cup lemon peels
4 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Add the ingredients to your bath while you still have the water running.

Usage:

Soak for 20 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.

Recipe from Secrets of the Spas: Pamper and Vitalize Yourself at Home (Life’s Little Luxuries Series) by Catherine Bardey. This book includes 75 treatments of invigorating and cleansing body scrubs, replenishing skin toners; comforting moisturizers, relaxing baths, luscious massage oils, rejuvenating facial masks; stress relieving facial steams, and regenerative facial peels. A great book for anyone who likes to take of themselves naturally! This book also makes a great gift. More information.


Aromatic Milk Bath Recipe

Use this mixed natural milk bath recipe immediately after making it, for soft and silky skin.

Ingredients:

1 egg
1/2 cup light olive oil
1 tablespoon glycerin
1/2 cup dried milk powder
1 drop jasmine essential oil
1 drop rose essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
2 cups distilled water

Instructions:

Beat together egg, olive oil, glycerin and milk powder with a whisk or hand held beater. While beating add essential oils. Continue beating until a smooth paste forms. Add the water a little at a time, continuing to beat. Immediately add to your warm drawn bath (be careful…if the water is too hot you’ll make scrambled eggs).


Rose Petal Natural Milk Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

16 oz Milk Powder (can be goat milk, whole milk, or buttermilk)
.5 to 1 oz Rose Petals
.5 to 1 oz Rose Fragrance Oil

Instructions:

Rose petals and rose fragrance can be substituted with Lavender flowers/Lavender fragrance, Jasmine Tea leaves/Green Tea fragrance, Chamomile flowers/Chamomile fragrance, or come up with your own combination.

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