Body butter is a nutrient-rich, thick-textured, intensely moisturizing cream meant to soothe dryness, promote firmness, reduce wrinkles’ appearance, and encourage a glowing complexion. You can use it for the face, hands, feet, or all over your body to enhance skin wellness.
Using homemade body buttercream is even better because it is an inexpensive, chemical-free, and effective alternative to commercial moisturizers. But make sure the recipe you choose is customized for your skin type, especially if you don’t know your skin’s existing concerns, and that’s where we come in to guide you.
We will present 4 DIY body butter recipes carefully crafted for all skin types. Let’s begin:
DIY Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin
The leading cause of skin dryness is its inability to retain moisture and produce sufficient natural oils. This condition results in rough patches, itchiness, inflammation, and other troublesome concerns. Also, you will have to struggle with a dull and uneven complexion. Here is a body butter recipe you must try:
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 2 drops vitamin E oil
DIY Body Butter Recipe for Oily Skin
Contrary to dry skin, the skin type we call oily produces an excessive amount of natural oils. You have to deal with clogged pores, acne breakouts, shiny appearance, redness, rough and uneven skin tone. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need moisturization. It just has to be in the correct proportion. We have responsibly picked balancing ingredients:
- 1 cup of shea butter
- 8 tablespoon of argan oil
- 8 tablespoons of apricot oil
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- 1 drop vitamin oil
DIY Body Butter Recipe for Normal Skin
Normal skin is neither too oily nor too dry. Its moisture levels are balanced, skin texture soft and smooth, and complexion fresh and blemish-free. However, you are not immune from occasional breakouts, discoloration, and the appearance of signs of aging. To maintain the resilience of normal skin, try the below-mentioned recipe:
- 8 tablespoons of shea butter
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil
- 20 drops of lemon oil
- 3 drops of vitamin E oil
DIY Body Butter Recipe for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin type has a weak acid mantle. The acid mantle is a thin layer on the outermost surface of your skin. It comprises lipids, oils, and amino acids that defend the deeper layers against harmful effects of pollutants, environmental aggressors, and chemicals. Because of the weak acid mantle, sensitive skin type is more reactive and easily irritated. A soothing and nurturing body butter recipe for sensitive skin is:
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon of beeswax
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
Benefits of Ingredients Used In DIY Body Butter Cream Recipes
- Shea Butter—Boost hydration, calm dryness, increase softness, lighten blemishes, smooth out the look of stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines.
- Carrier Oils—Support skin resilience, carry the benefits of other ingredients to your skin, natural moisturizers, soften the feel and improve the look, packed full of nutrients.
- Essential Oils—Provide antioxidant care, rejuvenate the complexion, soothe skin irritations, protect from external elements, calm acne, promote a youthful and radiant complexion.
- Honey—Antioxidant support, deeply moisturizing, exfoliate dead cells, remove impurities, enhance elasticity, supple look, even tone complexion, ease acne-prone skin.
- Beeswax—lasting hydration, an effective exfoliator, soothes acne-affected skin, fades the appearance of scars, reives natural glow, and skin-softening emollient.
Procedure to Create Homemade Body Butter DIY Recipes
- Take a glass container.
- Melt the butters and oils using a double boiler.
- Once melted and cooled down, place them into the container.
- Add essential oils and other ingredients.
- Whip thoroughly to create a creamy texture using an electric or hand whisk.
- Refrigerate it for 1 hour, then transfer it to room temperature.
- Once melted, apply as desired.
- Keep it at room temperature and store it away from direct light, heat, and moisture.
- It should last you 3 months.