Updated 23 April 2020
Would you like to make your own face cream and body butter? We have recipes and simple instructions that will help you make both. Creating homemade skin cream is both easy and fun.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to make your own homemade body butter and face cream.
Body butter is an extra creamy form of skin lotion that leaves your body feeling luxuriously smooth after each application. It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients – which means you know exactly what it contains. You should ideally choose organic ingredients.
What you need:
You don’t need any special equipment to make your own body butter at home – you probably already have most of this at home in your cupboards. But remember that you should clean everything thoroughly before you begin.
**Tip: Want to make it keep longer? If so, just add a few drops of natural vitamin E. Do this at the same time you add the essential oil.
You can make face cream in a very similar way to the body butter process, but instead of whisking the mixture, you simply stir it from time to time as it cools.
When you use cocoa butter, the cream gives off a faint natural scent of chocolate.
Suits dry, mature skin. Has a calming effect, and it’s also said to promote sleep, making it ideal for use in the evening.
Balances the skin. Good for both greasy and dry skin. Has an intensely flowery scent reminiscent of lilac and bird cherry.
Has lots of fantastic properties. As well as the gorgeous scent, it’s also said to lower the blood pressure, counteract depression and alleviate PMS.
An antibacterial oil that’s ideal for acne-prone skin and which helps reduce itching. Has a very distinctive scent.
Skin lotion/face lotion has a runnier consistency and is absorbed relatively quickly by the skin.
Skin cream is, as the name indicates, creamier in consistency – and therefore slightly thicker. It’s a kind of intermediate stage between body lotion and body butter.
Body butter is still thicker in consistency, and the greasiest alternative.
Body butter is a very greasy skin cream that moisturises and lubricates the skin. It’s perfect if you want to moisturise your skin in winter, or if you have very dry skin. It takes longer for the skin to absorb body butter than lotion, for example, but the skin also retains the wonderful scent for longer.
Body butter is used to lubricate dry skin, and is ideal to keep your skin moisturised during the winter when you spend more time in artificially heated spaces.
You rub the body butter into your skin and leave it to be absorbed – in other words, you don’t wipe it off again afterwards.
Making your own body butter is simple. All you need is oil, butter and potato starch. Follow our guide above for recipes and instructions.
If you don’t have the time or patience to make your own body butter, you can buy it in the nearest beauty shop or chemists, such as the Body Shop, Boots or Lloyds Pharmacy. But of course you’ll get the best price if you do a comparison. Here you can find all body butters and see where to get them for the lowest possible price.
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