Body butter - natural and moisturizing nourishment for skin

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This body butter is great for skin in need of clean and natural nourishment. If your skin is dry, flaky or just needs a little hydration boost during the winter months, you may want to try this amazingly moisturizing lotion. 

 

Skin benefits

Almond oil

Almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil that can be safely used on any skin type, even the most sensitive one. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which are so good for the skin.

Shea butter

Shea butter is very moisturizing and penetrates deep into the skin. Its healing and hydrating properties help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring. It also helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin and it boosts collagen production. 

Coconut oil

Thanks to the composition of coconut oil which is mostly saturated fats, when applied on the skin, it will keep it smooth and it will also retain the moisture content of the skin.  Coconut oil has disinfectant and antimicrobial properties and will protect the skin from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. 

Wild chamomile essential oil

Wild chamomile oil promotes smooth, healthy skin and relieves irritations because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has been used as a natural remedy for eczema, bruises, burns, and other skin irritations.  

Carrot seed essential oil

Carrot seed oil is high in antioxidants and other vitamins that are necessary for healthy skin. It has anti-aging benefits for the skin as it protects it from environmental stressors.  It also helps rejuvenate, firm and tone the skin.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 - 5 drops wild chamomile oil
  • 3 - 5 drops carrot seed oil

Instructions:

  1. In a small pot, melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Remove it from the stove as soon as melted.
  2. Place the shea butter, almond and coconut oil in a mixing bowl and mix using a hand mixer. 
  3. Add the wild chamomile and carrot seed oil and blend into the mixture.
  4. Transfer into a jar.
  5. Store in cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
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