I ditched my lotion for an all-natural DIY body butter and this is what happened
March 09, 2016 at 10:30 am
Do you know every ingredient in your lotion or moisturizer? Maybe you do. Or maybe you’re a die-hard supporter of Nivea or Jergens and haven’t even thought about it. This is a problem. But don't fret, a DIY body butter is the answer to your moisturizing needs. We spend so much time thinking about what we put into our bodies, that sometimes we forget to question what we use on the outside. Two years ago, after a breakout scarred my skin, I started to heavily question everything that touched my body and ditched my commitment to lotion. I first opted for using pure cocoa butter, coconut oil, and olive oil as skin moisturizers. Those products didn’t work efficiently on their own, so I opted for a homemade body butter. The results were amazing! The butter melts in your hand for easy application. It moisturizes your skin and keeps it moisturized throughout the day. If you make this, you’ll never return to the world of lotion again. FYI: you don’t have to be an avid DIY-er to make this. If you can cook, you can make this recipe. Think of it as a slightly complex version of your favorite meal. However, please note that even though the body butter will smell BOMB, we’re not advising you to eat it.