If your skin is dry, rough to touch and scaly, then your body lotion is not doing its job. What you need is something more nourishing and intense that penetrates deep into the skin layers. And this whipped homemade body butter recipe with shea butter will do exactly that!
Before we get down to the natural body butter recipe for dry skin, you need to understand what you do that disrupts the pH balance of your skin.
Hot shower certainly soothes your aching muscles, but it also strips your skin of its protective oils, leaving your skin scaly like an alligator. The ideal temperature is lukewarm.
If you live in an extremely cold area, you are not new to dry parched skin.
Other than that, things like air conditioner, dehydration, not moisturising skin enough, etc., can all contribute to dry skin.
Now, let's get to know how to make body butter with wild orange oil and shea butter.
The main ingredient in our DIY shea body butter is, yes, you guessed it right, shea butter.
Shea butter has natural emollient that heals, hydrates and nourishes the skin and it has chock-full of antioxidants that create a protective barrier on the skin against free radicals.
Other ingredients in this organic shea body butter recipe are wild orange oil, coconut oil and almond oil.
Wild orange oil is packed with citric acid and it has vital antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
Orange oil in this pack will soothe irritation, cleanse the skin of toxins, promote skin regeneration and it will give a delectable smell to the body butter.
Coconut oil is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish the skin, and almond oil works to keep the skin supple, smooth and radiant.
So, here is the orange oil and shea butter body butter recipe, have a look.
½ a cup of shea butter
½ a cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of orange oil
10 drops of almond oil
How To Make It
In a pan, heat all the ingredients in a low flame. Keep stirring until the ingredients melt.
Let the mixture cool in room temperature.
Transfer the solution into an air-tight bottle, and place it in the refrigerator for an hour to solidify.
Remove the butter, and whisk it rigorously, until you get a fluffy smooth consistency.
Store it in a cool dry place and use it as your regular body butter.