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DIY Organic Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

 

 

I have just run out of body butter. This annoys me to no end and lately I have been annoyed at the prices of good quality body butters as well. I like my skin to be smoothed and moisturized just like everyone else but I don’t appreciate paying an arm and a leg for good ingredients. I am not sure why it didn’t occur to me to make my own as I have made plenty of other beauty products. I have almost all of these items at home with the exception of the raw shea butter. I have looked at a bunch of recipes for body butter so below is a compilation of a few I liked best. If you make your own you can customize the scents and as you get better at it you can add other ingredients specific to your skin type. A little goes a long way with making your own so even if the ingredients may be a little costly you can make much more than what you would purchase at a store.

Ingredients:
1 cup Organic Raw Shea Butter
½ cup Organic coconut oil
½ cup Organic almond oil
Several drops essential oils like these Organic Pure Essential Oils Set (a few drops goes a long way so be careful) *Not all essential oils are skin friendly or child friendly. Please do your research before adding.
Glass or plastic jar or canister to put the butter in.

Instructions:
1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler.
2. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing.
4. Place oil mixture in freezer or outside to chill for 20 minutes.
5. Whip until the mixture has a buttery looking consistency.
6. Put in canister or jar.

Tips:
You can use what ever oils you prefer if you have allergies or preferences, just make sure you keep the ratio recipe ratio is 75% solid to 25% liquid.
The chilling step is the most important. If you don’t let the mixture cool properly, your butter won’t whip correctly or stay whipped. About 20 minutes in the freezer for this recipe works best. Make sure you scrape down the sides before mixing.

Jack Black Bar Soap

Jack Black Bar Soap

Jack Black Bar Soap

I don’t usually use bar soaps because I feel like they dry out my skin and I have very sensitive skin. I was going to give this to my boyfriend to try. I didn’t think I would be able to write a proper review if I didn’t try it myself so that is exactly what I did! The soap came in this cute reusable cotton bag. I even like the black swirled with green. It definately differentiates itself from all other soaps. The organicoils in the soap are some of my favorite scents which made it even more fun to try. Just Natural Skin Care Products has never let me down before. This soap was surprisingly moisturizing for a bar soap. Even the reviews of this product agree! The smell, moisture and lack of chemicals make this soap usable by practically everyone!

Ingredients:
Organic Avocado Fruit Oil, Organic Shea Nut, Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil,Organic Sweet Almond Butter, Organic Palm
Kernel Oil, Organic Castor Bean Oil Saponified, Titanium Dioxide, Natural Herbal Colorants and Essential Oil Fragrance Blend.

Jack Black Product Benefits:
Most commercial soap manufacturers chose their raw materials
based on cost rather than their ability to cleanse, protect, or
moisturize your skin. These soaps are made from by-products
of the meat industry, such as lard or tallow. Lard and tallow renderings are obtained after cattle are butchered
and the fat waste is removed, which is then sold to these soap
companies. Look for Sodium Tallowate on the ingredient
list of your favorite commercial soap. This is made from tallow or animal fat.

Just Natural Product Benefits

Just Natural soaps are cold crafted to retain the natural glycerin which results in a soap that naturally protects and moisturizes your skin to make bathing a delight. Just Naturalsoaps are unusually moisturizing, high lathering and gently cleanse while lubricating your skin with rich natural
plant oils and butters. Just Natural uses the finest natural/organic plant oils and butters to make their soaps rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, that help skin to restore itself.

Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care

Organic Essential Oils for Your Home

Aura Cacia Pure Essential Oil Lavender

If ever there were a relaxing scent would Lavenderbe it. What you might not know is lavender has natural anteseptic properties and has been used for years in treating depression, burns, acne, rashes, arthritis, athlete’s foot, carpal tunnel syndrome, psoriasis, insomnia, pain, palpitations, anxiety and nervousness. Also when used during massage it relaxes muscles and eases tension. This is the perfect scent for your home. Aura Cacia Pure Essential Oil Lavender is the the oil for you if you have a busy stress filled life. Aura Cacia carries a variety of organic essential oils for any scent you like.