All year round my skin needs a little extra moisture here and there, but if you have a new engagement ring to show off, you may want to take a bit of extra care of your hands. This DIY body balm with natural ingredients will make your hands (and lips and feet) happy. So easy!
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Before we get started, take a peek at the list of ingredients for this project.
- Beeswax (available here)
- Coconut Oil (available here)
- Cocoa Butter Tablets (available here)
- Any essential oil either for scent or medicinal purposes (I chose tea tree oil because it’s so healing)
The ratio that I use for this is 1 part beeswax and 1 part cocoa butter tablets to 2 parts of coconut oil, BUT this is approximate. The essential oil is just a few drops. Just note that cocoa butter and beeswax are fairly hard, so you will want more of the coconut oil to make more of a consistency that will melt with body heat.
You will also need the following to make this body balm with natural ingredients:
- Glass pouring dishes for melting (2)
- Containers for placing your balm (find a plethora of types here)
Instructions for making DIY body balm.
First, you will need to grate the cocoa butter and beeswax. The cocoa butter goes grate a tad bit easier than the beeswax for sure.
I use the microwave to melt everything. It’s best to use a glass container with a pour spout. I also melt the beeswax and cocoa butter separately and first. They take a bit longer (I do 30 second increments and stir in between each) to melt than the coconut oil, so I melt the coconut oil afterwards in a separate container.
Once everything is melted, stir everything together. So, you will have a container filled with melted beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil.
Then, it’s time to add in your few drops of essential oil to the melted mixture. Be sure that your containers are ready, and then just pour the mixture into each of the containers – be careful not to overfill!
Then voila! You have your own DIY body balm with natural ingredients that you made yourself!
It is important to note that it will have a hardened consistency that will melt with body heat. Here are my favorite places to use this body balm:
- Face (yes, my face!)
Also, as a sidebar, this can also act as a sugar scrub. How? Just use a half teaspoon or so of the balm and add in a half teaspoon of sugar. It is perfect for your hands and even your heels. Just wash away the sugar when you are finished, and the oils stay behind to hydrate your skin. I love this stuff!
And last, but not least, I made an infographic for sharing this recipe just because it’s so easy. Enjoy!
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Iva UrsanoMmmm I love body butters!! Here in Guatemala it’s hard to find all those ingredients so I just soak up some coconut and olive oil when I feel dry 🙂 Great post!
JenniferIva, that sounds like a beautiful combination of natural ingredients. I’m envious!
KasiaThis looks so pretty and fun to do.
JenniferThank you! It’s super easy, too. <3
NikiOh I can imagine the smell of it!! Heaven! I definitely must try making this!
JenniferYes! It’s super easy, too! <3
ledi villanuevaYay! I love this post. Very nice post with easy to follow instructions.
JenniferI hope you try it! 🙂
KarishmaSounds a must try … and I love the info graphic