It’s no secret that it is winter time out there. Even if your front lawn hasn’t been graced with the continual presence of snow, you know it’s winter because of how dry your skin is. It can be so hard to find clean body care products in this climate because everyone is adding preservatives and other various toxins into our lotions and body butters. Also, if you have a preference about your consumer choices, it might be hard for you to find fair-trade, vegan and gluten-free lotions that don’t contain potentially environmentally hazardous materials.
Here is a novel idea, why not make some body butter all by yourself? We make our own food when we want to know exactly what is in it, so we should make our own body care products as well, don’t you agree? Especially since our skin absorbs whatever we put on it. You should be able to eat the products that you put on your skin.
Fortunately, Plant Therapy has provided us with an amazing DIY body butter project that takes care of those dry elbows. It’s also a great present idea for any of your friends or family members. A little goes a long way so you won’t have to worry about making that much for people.
Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup mango butter
- 1/4 cup carrier oils
- 72 drops of essential oils
Here is how you make it:
- Use the stove to warm up a pan of water
- Put the butters and oils into a medium glass bowl
- Hold the bowl over the simmering water and heat the mixture until fully melted
- Take the bowl away from heat and then cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until it is completely solid
- Use a hand mixer to whip it until it’s totally frothy
- Put back in fridge until it’s totally solid again
- Whip it up and add in all of your essential oils
- You can then add your new body butter to whatever container you so desire
There you have it! An easy way to make yourself or someone you love a gift that will be useful and very much appreciated. Plant Therapy offers you some of the best essential oils around as well as some of the cleverest ways of using these oils. Some recipes they suggest for your body butter include peppermint for a minty chocolate scent, vanilla (everyone loves vanilla) or you can combine that vanilla with orange for a creamcicle effect, and finally you can use their pre-made recipes by name of Therapeutic Syngeries. They have Acne-Fighter, Anti-Age, Anti-Cellulite, Anti-Scar/Stretch, Balance Synergy (for Women), Blues Buster (Emotional Well-being), Bouquet Blend, Brain-Aid, Calming the Child, Candida Fighter, Citrus Burst, Clarity, Deodorizing, Endo-Aid, Energy, Funky Feet, Germ-Fighter, Holiday Seaons, Immune-Aid, Let It Go, Love Vanilla, Meditation, Muscle-Aid, Relax, Self-Esteem, Soothe, Stress-Free and many more.
To give yourself an additional relaxing treat, check out any of Plant Therapy’s oil diffusers and use your left over essential oils to create the perfect ambience in your home. You can make the perfect body care and then round it out with the best aromatherapy self-care.