Even though there are hundreds of great body creams you can buy today, making your own skin care products has two very important benefits – you know exactly which ingredients go into your cream and you get to save money on doing it yourself.
Moreover, body cream making can become a fun hobby that you can later turn into a way of making money at home. Check out how to make body cream without leaving your house!
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1. How to make body cream with shea butter
Shea butter is widely known in the beauty community for its amazing properties when it comes to skin care, which is why it’s not surprising that shea butter cream is one of the first things worth trying to make at home.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your first batch:
- Shea butter
- Palm or coconut oil
- Essential oil
- Heat-resistant bowl
- Electric mixer
To prepare shea butter body cream, heat up a saucepan with water and place the bowl into the water. Put shea butter into the bowl and continue to heat until the butter becomes liquid. Add the palm or coconut oil, keeping on heating the mixture and steering it until it becomes unified.
Next put ice cubes and cold water into a bowl. Place your shea butter bowl into cold water and add your favorite essential oils and cornstarch. Start whipping the cream with a mixer and continue until the mixture starts resembling whipped cream, adding more ice to the bowl if the cream starts melting. Ready shea butter cream can be stored in a fridge for up to 3 months.
2. How to make body lotion with coconut oil
Coconut oil is another holy grail when it comes to beauty: it can help keep your face and body skin, as well as hair healthy and well-cared for. When it comes to homemade body lotion, coconut oil is one of the most popular ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the lotion:
- Coconut oil
- Palm or other carrier oil
As you can see, there are only three mandatory ingredients. However, you can always adjust the lotion to your taste and needs by adding shea or cocoa butter, vitamins, or essential oils to maximize the healing properties of the lotion and give it an attractive scent.
Making coconut oil lotion couldn’t be easier. Mix the main ingredients in a heat-resistant bowl and heat it up in a saucepan filled with water. There’s no need to use the mixer – the oils will merge naturally. You can add or subtract the amount of beeswax to make the lotion thicker or more liquid.
3. How to make cocoa butter body cream
Many women wondering how to make lotion at home decide to use cocoa butter as their main ingredient, and it’s not surprising – cocoa butter is one of the widely used ingredients in skin care. You can use it on its own and apply it to the various parts of your body, or you can make a homemade cream using these ingredients:
- Cocoa butter
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba or olive oil
The process of making the body cream is similar to the previous recipes: bring the ingredients together in a heat-resistant bowl while heating it in a saucepan full of water. When the oils have thoroughly combined, whip them with a mixer or in a blender. Put the ready cream into jars and store in a fridge, using twice a day all over your body.
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