Shea Butter Body Scrub
Oh, the ways I love shea butter. It has become one of my absolute favorite go-to ingredients for my homemade beauty products. Shea butter offers such indulgent, rich moisture to homemade beauty recipes. I love cocoa butter just as much, but the smell can be overwhelming, and doesn’t always pair as nicely with essential oils, so I generally prefer shea butter.
I am also a huge fan of homemade body scrubs, which can offer deep exfoliating and moisturizing properties to rejuvenate and refresh the skin. While I generally have created my body scrubs from coconut or olive oil, I thought the pairing with shea butter would be a match made in heaven… and I was right! Here is what may be my favorite recipe for homemade body scrub. I think you’re going to love it.
Shea Butter Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup raw shea butter
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/8 tsp vitamin e oil
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 10 drops essential oils of your choice (optional)*
Place shea butter in a large bowl and beat until creamy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add the olive oil and vitamin e, until fully incorporated. Stir in sugar and essential oils. Transfer to mason jar and cover with a lid.
To use, gently massage into skin, using circular motions. Rinse off with warm water for gloriously moisturized and exfoliated skin.
I dare you to try to find a commercial product that is as hydrating and moisturizing as this recipe. After each use, my skin feels radiant, healthy and it has a natural beautiful glow. I feel like I’ve just left from a spa day! And for under $3 worth of material, and 5 minutes of my time, there’s nothing that can top it 🙂
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* If you’re new to using essential oils, please take the time to educate yourself on safe usage of essential oils. Here is a great link to get you started.
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