Kiss dry skin goodbye with this all natural, moisturising body butter blend.
I created this recipe one Christmas when I travelled home to Canada. I felt like my healthy, glowing skin forgot to board the flight with me. I stepped out into the chilly, dry weather and my skin instantly felt tight, flaky and itchy. This body butter blend nourished and moisturised my skin almost instantly!
This blend was created at a 2% dilution. I always recommend a small patch test to ensure there is no skin sensitivity.
Category : Skincare
4 tbsp shea butter pallets (or 1.5oz of solid shea butter)
1 tbsp jojoba oil
6 drops frankincense essential oilView Details
Frankincense has a beautiful balsamic, woody, and spicy fragrance which supports clear, deep breathing. It’s a great oil to use during meditation to help balance the mind and is also known to balance and regenerate all skin types. Frankincense’s benefits are worth their weight in gold – if you own only one bottle of essential oil, make it frankincense. Three Wise Men, we see you.
6 drops myrrh essential oilView Details
What rhymes with purr and gets you in the same feel-good state? Myrrh has a resinous, balsamic aroma with warm, spicy notes. Its oil is very grounding, calms the mind, and encourages inner peace. Myrrh oil also helps support healthy skin and a glowing complexion.
6 drops palmarosa essential oilView Details
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet as palmarosa. It has a floral, rosy, sweet, and fresh aroma and is a great oil to add to your skincare routine. Palmarosa is beneficial for all skin types as it moisturises, stimulates cell regeneration, encourages elasticity, and regulates the production of sebum.
2 drops patchouli essential oilView Details
As the official scent of the Age of Aquarius, made popular by our hippie ancestors, patchouli has a deep, woody, sweet, and earthy aroma. It is amazing in blends to reduce stress, depression and anxiety. It can also be used in blends for skin conditions such as dryness, inflammation, scars, sores, eczema, and wounds.
A pot and a metal or glass bowl to create a double boiler
Step 1 Melt the shea butter pellets with the jojoba oil in a double boiler over low heat.
Step 2 When the shea butter mixture has just melted, remove from the heat and add the essential oils. Stir well to combine.
Step 3 Pour the mixture into a glass container with a tight seal, and let it cool completely before adding the lid.
Step 4 If you are pregnant, substitute the myrrh oil in this recipe with more frankincense, patchouli or palmarosa.
Step 5 If you try out this recipe, please review it below. I would love to hear how you liked it.