Dry skin is a common skin problem that affects a lot of people worldwide. Most body lotions and even prescribed ointments and creams are rarely effective. Not only are they rarely effective, but they are also expensive.
So, those suffering from dry skin are looking for a solution that would not be toxic to their skin but that would be potent enough to help fight the problem.
Namely, a combination of raw, organic coconut oil and therapeutic grade essential oils can do the trick. You are probably familiar with the incredible health benefits of coconut oil. However, you may be doubtful about the effect of coconut oil on your skin. Simply apply a bit of coconut oil on your skin before going to bed or after taking a shower. You will be amazed by the results. After one week, you will realize that coconut oil is one of the best all-natural skin care products.
You may have read many sources that essential oils can help heal, calm, and enhance your overall health. In fact, the combination of coconut oil and essential oils has an ability to enhance your skin health.
The recipe presented below includes photosensitive essential oils, which means that they react in the sun. That’s why you should only use this creamy, moisturizing body butter at night and rinse it off in the morning.
Homemade Night-Time Body Butter Recipe
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- A cup of raw, organic coconut oil
- 5 drops of orange essential oil
- Zest of 1/2 orange (organic)
- Zest of 1/2 lemon (organic)
- Zest of 1/2 lime (organic)
Start by placing the coconut oil in a small pan and then heat it for about twenty seconds or until it softens. Afterwards, pour it into a bowl and stir through it to ensure that all lumps are dissolved. Then, add the zest of orange, lemon and lime and stir through once more.
You should also add the essential oils and stir until everything is well combined. The oil should not be too hot when mixing it with the essential oils. So, place it in the refrigerator to harden slightly. Moreover, the oil is actually solid enough if you can make an indent in the coconut oil with your finger.
Next, put it in a mixer or blender and whip it until you get a fluffy mixture. Then, your own non-toxic body butter is ready.
Transfer it in a jar and keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent it from melting.
Use this homemade body butter to keep your skin fresh, moisturized, and smooth.
- Lee, Katie. ”Healing Homemade Body Butters”;
- Medlin, Anne. ”Make Your Own Body Butter”;