Homemade Body Butter for Chapped Winter Skin

Homemade Body Butter for Chapped Winter Skin
Even the smoothest skin takes on a new look and feel during the grizzly winter months. You probably won’t like what you see … dull, gray, ashy skin. The next time you’re challenged with dry, chapped skin, you'll welcome this recipe as a true blessing.

Nourishing, healing, and soothing, this homemade body butter allows you to say goodbye to cardboard skin that’s filled with with cracks and painful red patches. Simply apply a small amount to those dry areas and massage it in well. Repeat as much as desired. Don't limit yourself to your hands and feet...use this nourishing butter on your lips, knees, elbows, and anywhere your skin is dry and chapped. Enjoy!

What You'll Need (Yield 3 oz.):

• 4 TBSP. Shea Butter (found at any natural foods store)
• 1 to 2 TBSP. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
• 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 3 drops Geranium Essential Oil
• 2 drops Rose Otto Essential Oil


Place the shea butter and olive oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave 90 seconds or until the shea butter is completely dissolved. If you don’t like the idea of using the microwave, you can always use the double boiler approach on top of the oven.

Remove from the microwave or double boiler and allow to set for a 30 minutes. After it has cooled, add the Vitamin E and essential oils. Stir well and let set for 12 hours. Stir again after 12 hours and pour into a decorative container. Within 24 to 48 hours this body butter will become a solid and you will no longer be able to pour it into other containers.

When applied to moist skin, right out of the shower or bath, your skin will thank you for the extra care you've given it with this body butter moisturizer.

This recipe makes a wonderful gift item as well. If you like what you’ve read, share it with a friend or two and let them in on your secret to soft smooth skin during cold winter months.

That’s it for this week. Remember …

Life Never Smelled So Sweet!

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