Winter is here, and with it brings cold weather, dry air, and most regrettably, dry irritable skin. Of course, there’s a way to combat that dry skin using some natural and chemical free routines that you can make yourself right at home. One of those routines is to incorporate the use of body butter into your skin care routine. You’ll have the best, most healthy looking skin around this winter and you’ll feel great too!
What is body butter?
Body butter is the oil or fat compounds that are extracted from various natural sources. Some body butters can be used just on their own, and some can be mixed to make an even more beneficial version. Body butter contains no water, further showcasing the ability to prevent drying out your skin, unlike most lotions. They absorb quickly, melt on contact, and are absolutely hydrating.
The best part of buddy butter? You can easily make your own recipes that are wholly natural, healthy, and are endlessly beneficial for nearly any need. Especially perfect for combating winter skin.
Cocoa Butter for Dry Skin
Winter brings that dry, itchy, and relentless dry skin wherever and whenever that might be. You’ll want to use a natural solution that most definitely doesn’t dry out your skin even further.
This cocoa butter moisturizer bar is perfect for just that. It’s not even greasy due to the thickening agent of the beeswax without decreasing the effectiveness, not to mention, the natural elements of the moisturizer.
- 1 oz Cocoa Butter
- 1 oz Beeswax
- 1 oz Sweet Almond Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
- Optional: 1/2 TSP of an Essential Oil of your choice (we like Lemon, Sweet Orange or Peppermint, all seem to smell delicious in combination with the Cocoa aroma)
Slowly melt the cocoa butter with the beeswax in a small saucepan on medium to low heat. The beeswax will add more time for the mixture to melt. Once completely melted, remove from heat, and add the essential oils. You can now pour into molds, let it cool, and use it for your winter dry skin.
Shea Butter for Face Moisturization
Shea butter is an excellent face moisturizer for giving your face that extra protection from that cold winter breeze. shea butter does not clog pores so you never have to worry about irritation or acne.
- 1 TBS Shea Butter
- 1 TSP Argan Oil
- 1 TSP Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1/2 TSP Aloe Vera
- The oil of 1 Vitamin E Capsule
- 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (the most gentle of all Essential Oils, reduces excess sebum)
Melt the shea butter slowly in a small saucepan on low to medium heat. Remove from heat once the shea butter is completely melted. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Use on a clean and dry face once in the morning and once before bed.
Mango Butter for Chapped Lips
It’s not just the average itchy dry skin that winter brings your skin, it’s also those annoying chapped lips. With an uplifting scent, fresh feeling, and moisturizing components, mango butter is taking on your winter chapped lips, no matter how dry they are.
- 11 Grams of Pure Mango Butter
- 5 Drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 1 oz Beeswax
Melt mango butter slowly in a small saucepan on low to medium heat. Remove from heat once mango butter is completely melted. Stir in the lemongrass essential oil and beeswax. Let cool to a warm temperature.
You can now pour your chapped lips body butter into an airtight container for extended use or pour into some lip balm tubes for mobile use wherever winter may bring you. Apply to your lips when needed.
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