In the winter months, my skin suffers terribly from the cold, dry air. I also feel like I wash my hands 10 times more than usual to ward off the sick bugs to which we’re all exposed. Just today alone, I think I washed my hands every 2 minutes due to the fact that my youngest was battling the dreaded stomach bug. (It’s the worst when the iPad becomes victim…and then you’re stuck cleaning out the USB port with a toothpick.) So by January of each year, my hands are just so dry and cracked.
I love having a natural moisturizer to use that not only smells great, but also leaves my skin feeling like it’s been flooded with hydration. I usually use this body butter before I go to bed, and when I wake up in the mornings I can see a huge difference in how my hands are feeling. I give it as gifts during the holidays to teachers, neighbors, family and friends!
This homemade body butter is light and fragrant – and also make a perfect stocking stuffer or teacher gift during the holidays.
I use coconut oil,
vitamin E oil,
and whatever fragrance of essential oil that I’d like. For this batch, I am using a Lavender
***yields 15 Ball 4 oz. jars of body butter
Place all ingredients into mixer, blend for 5 minutes, and spoon into air tight containers. I used the kitchen aid mixer with the whisk attachment, but you can also use a hand mixer.
For the containers, I am using the Ball 4 oz. jars – you can order them from Amazon, but I find them at my grocery store at a slightly cheaper price.
For a tutorial on how to print and cut the labels, click here. Personal use only, please.