Its so much easier than you would think to make your own homemade skincare products! This homemade body butter recipe is made with beeswax, essential oils, and other natural ingredients making it a wonderful choice for all skin types!
I have been cursed with skin that immediately gets red and chapped as soon as cooler weather hits. It’s been especially bad if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding (which has basically been the last ten years!)
I used to slather store-bought lotions on all Winter, and my skin would look better for a little while. But because lotion contains a high percentage of water, it doesn’t give you that deep hydrating repair that body butter does.
Have you tried making my homemade beeswax lip balm yet?
Fast forward to a few years ago when I started making most of my family’s skincare products from scratch. Now I make my own body butter that actually works to heal my skin instead of making it feel better temporarily. It’s all natural and effective. No need to look further!
One of the best things about this recipe is just how quick and easy it is to whip up a batch that can last your family all Season! It might seem pricey the first time you make it, but you only need a small amount of each ingredient, so just think of it as a good investment.
If you like using bars of lotion, this is a great recipe for beeswax lotion bars.
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Why You’ll Like This Body Butter Recipe With Beeswax
No worrisome chemicals in this body butter, making it a great choice for sensitive skin.
easy to make
You can whip up enough body butter to last your family all Winter in just a few minutes!
It only costs a few dollars worth of ingredients to make. That’s a fraction of the cost of store-bought all natural body butter!
All of the ingredient are hydrating and soothing for dry skin.
This body butter with beeswax is really creamy but doesn’t leave with a greasy feeling on your skin.
easy to customize
Its easy to make this body butter so many different scents using essential oils!
What You Need To Make Homemade Beeswax Body Butter
- white beeswax pellets – adding a little beeswax to your lip balm helps to make it feel less greasy on your lips while still moisturizing.
- vitamin E oil – known for its many beneficial properties, vitamin e oil is nourishing and healing for damaged skin like scars and stretch marks.
- shea butter – softens your skin, and tones and soothes. Shea butter is also known for its anti inflammatory properties making it a wonderful ingredient for homemade skin care products.
- coconut oil – helps protect your skin and lips by providing antioxidants as well as minimizing signs of aging.
- sweet almond oil – has healing properties that make it helpful with acne and other skin blemishes. Jojoba oil, olive oil or any other carrier oil would work as substitutes is you have them on hand instead.
- essential oils (optional) – adding your favorite fruity or spice essential oils to your lip balms, you can customize them to your taste!
- hand mixer or stand mixer – you will need an electric mixer to make homemade whipped body butter to get a good creamy consistency.
- double boiler – or you can just add an inch or two of water to a saucepan and a glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Heat the water over medium heat and add your ingredients to the glass bowl to melt.
How To Make This Body Butter With Beeswax Recipe:
Melt – Using a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a pot with a few inches of water in it, heat the jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax over medium low heat until there are no solid bits left.
Add Essential Oils – Remove from the heat, cool for a couple minutes and add 20 drops of essential oil of your choice.
Cool – Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge for an additional hour until it has started to harden, but is still soft to the touch.
Whip – Using a stand mixer or handheld beaters, whip the body butter mixture until it is light and fluffy, About 3 minutes.
Tips For Success:
To Use : This body butter is safe to use on any parts of your body, but it’s best to avoid sensitive areas. If you experience any kind of skin irritation, stop using immediately.
To Store – Body butter has a pretty long shelf life since it doesn’t contain any water that would make it go rancid over time. It can be stored at room temperature for 3 months or in a cool place for up to 6 months.
Because this recipe uses essential oils, its best to store it in a glass amber jar or at least out of direct sunlight.
Variations – Using essential oils as the fragrance in this body butter, you can try different oil combinations each time you make a new batch!
Substitutions – You can use jojoba or olive oil in place of the almond oil in this recipe.
FAQ About This Homemade Body Butter Recipe
what are the benefits of beeswax in body butter?
Aside from keeping the natural moisture in your skin, using a small amount of beeswax in homemade body butter helps to keep it in a more solid form as its exposed to temperature changes.
Homemade body butter can feel greasy as the soft butter ingredients are rubbed onto warm skin. A little bit of beeswax added to the recipe will help to keep your skin feeling moisturized and less like you rubbed oil on it.
how much beeswax should you use in body butter?
I like to stick to 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets for an 8 ounce jar of body butter. It’s just the right amount to make it thick and creamy but not waxy.
why is homemade body butter sometimes greasy?
Homemade lotions and body butters sometimes leave your skin feeling greasy because your body temperature is just warm enough to melt the butters in the lotion.
Adding beeswax can help with this because it helps to keep body butter solid as it’s exposed to warm skin.
what are the benefits of beeswax on the skin?
Beeswax lightly coats the skin, locking in moisture to keep your skin from drying out as quickly.
This natural wax also acts as a natural exfoliator, helping to shed dry skin as it’s being applied.
What Can You Make with beeswax?
There are so many things you can make with beeswax: Lip balms, furniture polish, leather conditioner, candles even baby lotion! I like to have a bag of beeswax pellets on hand because I’m always finding new uses for it!
More DIY Skin Care Products On The Blog:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other homemade beauty products on the blog!
- All Natural Baby Wash
- Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap – With Pink Clay
- DIY Strawberry Lip Balm
- Homemade Orange Blossom Face Wash
- Handmade Orange Lip Balm
I hope you love this recipe for body butter with beeswax! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like using it!
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