A body cream is usually used to rejuvenate skin or to make the skin younger-looking. It is an oil-based, thick, and whipped anti-aging product that is used to moisturize the skin and prevent it from being dry and cracked. It has a thin and silky texture that helps replenish the oil in the skin and protect it against loss of moisture and extreme dryness.
Just like any other beauty products, body creams are found at any beauty store or even at department stores. Although not as common as lotions or body creams are still bought by many because of the benefits they provide. One of these benefits is that body creams are a great solution to avoid or solve skin dryness. But people are worried about the toxins they can get from the beauty products that they buy. And Health & Age is pretty sure you, the reader, are also concerned about what your body creams are made of.
Yes, to buy body creams from shops is really convenient. You just get the item, pay it to the cashier, and leave the shop with a body cream you can use at home to moisturize your skin. But it can get expensive and it may have ingredients that are less than desirable for your skin and health.
Have you ever wondered the side effects of body creams on your skin? Since our skin is the largest organ in our body, it can absorb what we put on it. If we use creams and lotions with chemicals, it is for sure that the skin will absorb them and damage your skin.
So what can be a good way to avoid paying too much for body creams and not having to worry about its potential risks and side effects? You got it right, a good way to avoid these is to create your own homemade body cream!
Health & Age can assure you that this is going to be fun and worthy of your time! You will be able to save money and you won’t be doubtful if the ingredients are safe. What you will use are all-natural and you will not be uneasy about this body cream because you are going to do it yourself.
Natural Body Cream that Moisturizes
The body cream that you are going to try is the Shea Butter and Oils Body Cream. It is very easy to do and you will not be confused with the steps because it is not complicated.
The body cream has ingredients that can easily be bought in stores or you may even have them in your kitchen. Shea butter is the main component of this body cream. It acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and a deep moisturizer just to name a few. The oils in this body cream have the same benefits. Both the safflower and coconut oils are good tools to rehydrate dry skin, soften and smoothen the skin, and lessen the chance of skin aging.
And to help you get started with this homemade body cream that boasts its power to moisturize your dry skin, just prepare the ingredients and follow the instructions and you are good to go.
- 1 cup Shea butter
- 1/2 cup safflower oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops of essential oil
- Melt the Shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Remember to do this gently.
- Remove from heat and pour the oil mixture into a mixing bowl.
- Add the safflower oil and stir lightly.
- Place the mixing bowl in a refrigerator or freezer. Wait until the oil mixture begins to partially solidify and becomes firm.
- When the desired consistency in the oil mixture has been reached, remove the mixing bowl from the refrigerator or freezer and add your essential oils. You can add more drops if you are not satisfied with the smell of your homemade body cream.
- Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer) with a wire whisk attachment, whip the new oil mixture. Whip it for 5 to 8 minutes on medium speed, stopping at two-minute intervals for you to scrape the bowl. Wait until white peaks form.
- Using a wooden spoon or spatula, scoop the frosting-like mixture into a glass or Mason jars. Allow the body cream to chill for an hour in the fridge before you can use it.
This homemade body cream, if kept in jars at moderate temperatures, will remain whipped and can be used for about 6 months. If you live somewhere where the temperature is hot, you can keep your body cream in the fridge. If you forgot about your body cream and you saw it melts back to oil, don’t panic! Just re-chill it in the fridge and re-whip.
In doing this body cream, the trick is to use the right combination of solid and liquid oils to make a consistency or mixture that can be whipped easily. Also, make sure that you chill it properly because if you don’t, the oil mixture won’t whip or the body cream itself will not stay whipped.
All in all, you will spend 3 hours to make this homemade body cream. You will spend 2 hours and 30 minutes in preparing the ingredients and waiting for your oil mixture and spend 30 minutes cooking and whipping. It’s really easy, right?
Aside from the fact that you can practice being thrifty from making this beauty product, you can also do the kind of body cream that you want by experimenting on the ingredients. It will definitely leave your skin feeling silky and despite being made of oils, your skin is not left looking shiny or feeling greasy.
I hope you will have a lot of fun creating this homemade body cream and we also hope you get to share it with your loved ones. Tell people how fascinating this beauty product is and let us spread the news about this wonder that can make your skin moisturized and silky smooth. Just remember to have fun in doing this and stay natural!