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Dry skin is so uncomfortable and lotions can be full of harsh chemicals and fragrances we don’t want on our skin. This whipped body butter lotion recipe might be just what you’re looking for. It’s thick and creamy and feels so good on your skin. For more homemade natural body products, check these out.
I love a good thick lotion but have a fragrance sensitivity. Its hard to find many fragrance-free lotions and the ones I do find are thin and runny and don’t leave my skin feeling nourished and moist for long. I also want to avoid putting dangerous substances on my body.
I love making my own body products whenever I can. It feels good knowing what’s going on my skin. Use organic ingredients whenever if you can. I know that helps cut down on the possible exposure to anything I don’t want to be applying to the largest organ of my body, my skin.
I feel good knowing I’m protecting my family from using things that could cause them health problems in the future. We came up with this body butter lotion recipe and I just know you’re going to love it!
Body Butter Lotion
What’s the difference between lotion and body butter? Lotions are thinner and have a higher water content than oil. It’s lighter and skin can absorb it faster, so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. But it doesn’t last as long as body butter.
Body butter has more oil than water and goes on thicker. It absorbs slower but stays on longer. I love the body butter because I wash my hands A LOT with daycare and I need something with staying power that doesn’t wash off.
If my hands (or body) aren’t that dry, I’ll use coconut oil for a quick lotion effect, but it does wash away on my hands, so I make this body butter and it will hold on longer and soak in deeper leaving my really dry skin nourished and helps it heal up.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Whipped Body Butter Lotion Recipe
- ¼ c. Shea butter
- ¼ c cocoa butter
- ¼ c coconut oil
- ¼ c olive oil
- 20 drops of your preferred essential oil
In a double boiler, melt cocoa butter and coconut oil just barely, enough to stir it together well. Remove from heat. Add shea butter and stir until melted. Add olive oil and essential oil. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes. Don’t let it get all the way solid. Whip the body butter until it’s light and fluffy.
Lotion bars are a great way to moisturize as well. Just rub in between your hands and warm for a few seconds and the moisturizer begins to rub on your skin.