01/8Try these homemade body butters

Try these homemade body butters

Body butters are a great way to provide your skin with the moisture it needs to look good and stay healthy. These butters are extremely nourishing and keep your skin hydrated for a long time. While there are many body butter products on the market, you can make really nourishing ones yourself. All you need are a few ingredients like kokum, shea, cocoa and mango, and you are set. You can also try different types as each butter has a different texture, as well as absorbs differently. You may find one too greasy and another that your skin may absorb quickly. However, experimenting is half the fun right? Here are a few homemade body butters you can try.

by Darielle Britto
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02/8Cinnamon Vanilla Whipped Body Butter

Cinnamon Vanilla Whipped Body Butter

For this one, you'll need 1 cup Shea Butter, ½ cup Coconut Oil, 2 tsp. Cinnamon and 2 tsp. vanilla extract. You need to start by heating the shea butter and coconut oil over medium-low heat until they melt. Then cool the butter and refrigerate the mixture for about 20 minutes. Once set, scoop it out into a bowl and whip it until it's fluffy. Add cinnamon and vanilla extract, whip an additional 2 minutes and voila! Your butter is ready.

by Alisha Alam
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03/8Gingerbread Body Butter

Gingerbread Body Butter

You'll need ½ cup Shea butter, ½ cup coconut oil, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 tsp. vanilla extract. Start by heating the shea butter and coconut oil until they melt then cool them and store them in your refrigerator for 20 minutes. Once set, remove them and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Mix everything well and let your butter set.

by Alisha Alam
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04/8Lemon Vanilla Body Butter

Lemon Vanilla Body Butter

You'll need 1 Cup Coconut Oil, ½ Cup Shea Butter, ½ Tsp Lemon Extract and 5 Drops Vanilla Extract. Heat the shea butter and coconut oil in a pan until they melt; then cool and store them in the fridge for 10 minutes. Remove the mixture and add lemon extracts and vanilla extracts then mix until desired consistency is reached.

by Alisha Alam
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05/8Shea butter

Shea butter

Shea butter acts as a great moisturiser. It also has loads of therapeutic benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. Shea also contains a rich amount of fatty acids that work to improve your skin's elasticity. To make the butter, melt coconut oil and shea butter in a boiler. Next, add almond oil to the mix. Let it cool in the fridge for a while before you use it.

by Darielle Britto
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06/8Almond butter

Almond butter

Almond butter contains mineral, vitamins, monosaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, which are all essential to maintaining the health of the skin. Cold pressed almond butter is also a rich source of antioxidants. It is suitable for all skin types. Grind a good amount of almonds into a smooth paste before mixing it with oil. Boil the mixture and leave it to cool in the fridge before you use it.

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07/8Mango butter

Mango butter

Mango butter works extremely well to moisturise the skin. To make the butter, you will need the fat of the fruits, which is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Some people claim mangoes can help protect the skin from sun damage. It can also tackle fine lines and wrinkles. Using it regularly will help you achieve smooth and soft skin.

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08/8Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter

This butter's divine aroma is enough to keep you coming back for more. This is a good thing because it has loads of benefits. Cocoa contains a rich amount of mineral, antioxidants and flavonoids that work to maintain the health of your skin. You can use to treat scars and even reduce stretch marks.

by Darielle Britto
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