Do you use body cream? Do you like to make your own?
Not too long ago, I used to buy my body lotion, facial lotion, and baby lotion from the store. After switching to natural products and start making my own soap, I decided to make my own and kids skin care products as well. I noticed many homemade body butters are whipped. I am not a big fan of beating air into my quality oils. Oils, air, and light are not good together. Oils oxidize when exposed to light and air for an extended period of time. That’s why cooking oil for example is not supposed to be stored uncovered or in clear bottle. Therefore, while would I beat air into my oils just to make it fluffy?
My approach is to gently melt the oils if solid in a glass jar put in a hot water. This allows easy incorporation of other oils or essentials oils. Otherwise, there is no need to even melt it.
Shea Body Butter, Made All Natural with Raw unrefined African Shea Butter
- 1 cup of Raw Unrefined Shea Butter
- 10 drops of Essential oil of your choice
- Glass Jar
Heat 2 cups of water in a small pot. Don’t bring it to boil. Remove from heat.
Add 1 cup of Raw Unrefined Shea Butter to a glass jar.
Put the jar in the hot water lightly.
Let it melt and remove from the water.
Let it cool for about 2 min.
Add the Essential oil.
Stir with a spoon.
Close the jar and store in the bathroom cabinet or away from light.
Allow about 12 hours for it to set.
Use it withing two minutes after shower or bath to lock in the moisture on your skin.