Come festive season, your skin goes through a lot of hassle due to makeup, stress, rich food and pollution. Isn’t it? Soothe and nourish it with this exotic body butter.
I love body butters, especially during winters as they really form a protective layer on your skin and keep it moisturized and soft. Winter can be harsh on your skin and it is a tad difficult to deal with the dryness, without a little extra helping. This is one season where I indulge in Body Butters without guilt!
I like the way this Body Butter smells like it is from other realm, so I termed it Exotic Body Butter! It includes very simple ingredients; so don’t let the title scare you. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Beeswax – 14 Gms.
Coconut Oil – 25 Gms.
Jojoba Oil – 30 Ml.
Shea Butter – 20 Gms.
Myrrh Essential Oil – 15 drops
Rose Essential Oil – 5 drops
Helichrysum Essential Oil – 15 drops
Melt the Oils, Waxes and Butters in your double boiler – Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil & Beeswax.
If you don’t own a double boiler, you can use two pans – one large heavier pan filled with water and place a smaller pan with the oils, butters and waxes. When the water heats up below, it will automatically melt the ingredients on the smaller pan.
I add beeswax first; since it takes longer to melt and then Shea Butter, followed by Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil when the butter and wax are almost melted.
When the ingredients are fully melted and combined, remove from heat.
Finally, add the Essential Oils when the mixture is slightly cooled down but warm and stir to combine.
Refrigerate and when cooled down and slightly opaque, remove from refrigerator and use your blender to whip it.
When fluffy, transfer to a sterilized jar.
Your Exotic Myrrh Body Butter is ready for use.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can use Olive Oil instead of Coconut Oil if you prefer it better, or don’t have acne problems. I have kept the ingredients fairly neutral and suitable for all skin types.
You can skip Beeswax if you don’t prefer using it and use a hard butter instead. I always do that to get a fluffier butter and reduce or skip Beeswax. Alternatively you can use a Vegan alternative like Candelilla Wax.
I have used Myrrh and Helichrysum Essential Oils, though you can use any Essential Oil of your choice.
If you have dry or matured skin, you can substitute Shea Butter with Cocoa Butter. I used Shea Butter, as it is non-comedogenic and lighter.
How to use This Body Butter?
Take a small dollop using a spatula and massage this butter into your skin with gentle, circular motions. You can use this at night, or during the day.
Don’t forget to tweak the recipe and play around with the ingredients to derive at a recipe that’s more unique to your requirements and taste – the best part about DIY is that you can choose your ingredients and do what you want with it. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Check out Aya Naturals Skin Care Range for your skincare requirements.