Ah, butter. Sweet, sweet butter. Creamy, and nutritious moisturizer. Perfect for spreading on your body. Using body butter is one of the best ways to nourish your skin, from the inside out. And today we’re going to talk about natural body butters that contain mild plant-based ingredients, essential oils, and nourishing plant and nut oils that moisturize, nurture and protect your skin in a gentle way.
Different body butters benefit different skin types, and there truly is body butter or combination of butters that suit pretty much any need. In every homemade recipe on this list, the main ingredients are natural butters like shea, coconut, cocoa, or mango butter. These delicious butters melt upon contact, are absorbed quickly, and are amazingly hydrating and beneficial to our skin.
Shea butter is one of the most common types of cosmetic products. The reason why it is so popular is due to the abundance of vitamins and fatty acids that are beneficial for the skin, thus acting as the perfect product for protection, massages, and overall skin nourishment. Coconut butter contains a lot of magnesium, potassium, iron, and even protein, making it the ideal choice if your skin is struggling, especially for those who lack collagen. Cocoa butter is mostly known for its phytochemicals and fatty acids. They hydrate the skin, slow down the aging of the skin, and heal scars. Also, these compounds are essential for UV protection. The texture and composition of mango butter contain more fatty acids, thus making it a more intense moisturizer. This butter provides skin softness, soothing and moisturizing properties, and is a natural emollient.
Keep reading to find out a bunch of lovely body recipes made from these natural butters and with much, much more! Enjoy!
1. Plum Body Butter
Rich and creamy body butter, with velvety skin, feel, and shockingly fast absorption speed. In this recipe, the main component is the rich and nourishing mango butter, followed by almond and plum oil. Plum Oil moisturizes and improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, dryness, and skin lines. It helps to heal dry, chapped, and cracked skin and balances the moisture in the skin.
2. Avocado Body Butter
This particular recipe uses moisturizing cocoa and shea butter with vitamin-rich avocado oil. Avocado oil is rich in fat content, as well as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, and minerals. This makes it to be a great moisturizing ingredient for your skin, especially in body butters.
3. Papaya Body Butter
This recipe provides a light and fragrant all-over moisturizer made with papaya seed oil and mango butter. Papaya seed oil can aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The papaya seed oil also contains a significant amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help combat wrinkles, blotches, large pores, acne, dark spots, and other skin blemishes.
4. Blueberry Lemon Body Butter
You will love just how silky and non-greasy this cream feels due to one ingredient, the famous mango butter. Moreover, Blueberry seed oil is light and is quickly absorbed into the skin. Blueberry seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and phytonutrients. The oil is a very potent antioxidant. It is nourishing and helps to heal and treat skin conditions such as eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis.
4. White Chocolate Body Butter
This is simple whipped body butter made with natural, nourishing ingredients. It’s decadently moisturizing (without being greasy) and it smells like chocolate. Its recipe is made from shea and cocoa butter, as well as coconut oil and almond oil. Can you imagine just how smooth and nourished your skin will be with this extra-nourishing mixture of ingredients?
5. Cocoa Cashmere Body Butter
The main ingredient in this recipe is cocoa butter. The fats help to form a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture from escaping and therefore stopping the skin from drying out. This body butter gives the body a silky feel, as well as a sophisticated and cozy, chocolate aroma.
6. Vanilla Cinnamon Body Butter
This DIY vanilla cinnamon whipped body butter smells amazing and it’s the perfect nourishment for dry, winter skin. The main ingredients are shea butter and coconut oil, followed by ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. This is such a good and natural skin moisturizer with an ‘out of this world’ scent.
7. Pumpkin Body Butter
This body butter is ultra-moisturizing and perfect for colder weather days. It is rich in all kinds of essential oils, like cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon. Jojoba oil and pumpkin seed oil are also part of the recipe. Jojoba’s unique molecular structure closely resembles the skin’s natural oil, making it an ideal moisturizer, even for sensitive skin. Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals, and maintaining a youthful appearance.
8. Magnesium Body Butter
Magnesium Oil efficiently replaces magnesium lost through modern diet and pressured lifestyles. It helps replenish skin with essential minerals, while moisturizing and soothing. Apart from magnesium oil, this recipe offers other ingredients rich in nutrients, like shea and cocoa butter, coconut oil, as well as several essential oils.
9. Lemon Mint Body Butter
This body butter recipe offers fresh scents from essential oils, and moisturizing properties of coconut oil and shea butter to smooth your skin. It is known that lemon oil exerts antibacterial and antioxidant properties, while spearmint oil’s anti-inflammatory quality is known to cool red, swollen, and itching skin to help reduce the sensations of inflammation.
10. Rose Body Butter
Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Apart from the natural butters used in this recipe, the rosehip seed oil is also added in this mixture. It is packed with essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, & C that is vital for skin renewal and skin cell repair. It is great for use on hands and body for youthful, hydrated skin.
11. Honey Coconut Body Butter
The base of the body butter is virgin coconut oil and beautiful, unrefined Canadian beeswax. While the coconut oil is a very thin moisturizer, it provides a magical scent that brings back summer days and beach walks. The beeswax’s texture is thin, with a honey scent. This body butter is made from a perfect balanced-out mixture and thickness that will soak into the skin without looking greasy.
12. Peppermint Matcha Green Tea Body Butter
This wonderful body butter is loaded up with ingredients that deliver moisture, antioxidants, and energy boost every time you put it on. The green tea and peppermint are fantastic, especially in the winter when the smell wakes you up and keeps dry skin at bay. Beeswax is part of this recipe, which soothes inflamed skin and heals dry, chapped, and damaged skin.
13. Gingerbread Body Butter
Get ready for cozy, Christmas nights and treat your skin with this homemade body butter. You can tell it has a marvelous scent just by looking at the picture. It is made from vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, coconut oil, and shea butter. Apart from smelling great, this body butter provides long-lasting moisture to your skin, thus absorbing healthy nutrients along the way.
14. Lavender Body Butter
Each ingredient in this recipe is all-natural, organic, and incredibly good for our bodies. Shea butter serves as the main ingredient, followed by coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Almond oil makes an excellent moisturizer for both the skin, and it may even help prevent stretch marks and protect your skin from sun damage. Lavender fragrance is such a calming, relaxing fragrance and the essential oil used in the whipped body butter mimics the same properties.
15. Aloe Body Butter
This body butter is soothing, nourishing, and highly moisturizing. It is made with coconut oil, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, and last but not least, aloe vera. Aloe vera is a very powerful moisturizer. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne, and of course, dry skin. A perfect companion for body butter, right?
Happiness is a habit, so is your skincare. Do you want soft and supple skin? Well, maintain the moisture in the skin by making natural body butters. We will gladly read your impressions and comments, so feel free to share your thoughts!