Hi all! Today I want to talk about my newest product, body butter.
After successfully making lip moisturizer I’ve heard lots of people tell me how much they like it. I really like it too. So my husband asked me to make lavender body butter because he saw something online and was curious. Okay, I can give it a shot.
I love the smell of lavender and I enjoy a new challenge (usually). Plus, I already had all of the supplies. Except, it turns out shea butter goes bad. I found my shea butter had an awful smell, really strong. After pulling it all out and looking very closely I found it had white mold. Bummer, so onto Amazon I go and found some more.
Finally my new shea butter arrived but still I hesitated at least for a few days. I don’t know why but I was so nervous all of a sudden to try it. After making it I understand why.
There’s a reason it’s called shea “butter”. It is literally butter. So when they call it body butter I got super nervous. I hated making this. I’m saying repeatedly while I made it how much I hated it. I had to wash my hands a ton before I finally asked my 8 year old to come help and put on some gloves. There’s probably still body butter on the handle of my fridge.
It was so greasy and it wasn’t working out like I thought it would. It turns out in hind sight I wasn’t using the correct bowl to make it in. Mine was too deep and it needed to be in a wider bowl.
I finally got to the finishing point (with no pictures because of how messy it was) and was able to put it in four glass four ounce containers. That was a feat in itself. I decided to rub it on my hands and it felt so gross and greasy. I thought why am I doing this? I don’t even know what body butter is. I felt really dumb. So I looked it up.
It is recommended after a shower to pat dry (not rub) and apply just a small amount of body butter while still a little wet. So I took a shower and did just that. It was not easy to use just a little bit. I didn’t feel like I was fully getting the benefit. It took forever for the greasy feeling to come off of my hands.
I left the jar in my shower and my 8 year old begged to use it. I thought it couldn’t hurt. She hates using lotion but really needs it. I let her know not to put it on her face and make sure she didn’t get it in her eye. Of course I got it in my eye and it burned forever.
To my surprise she loved it and asked to use it every time. Plus because of the smell of shea butter I added WAY more lavender than recommended so it makes us smell really good. The next time I let both of my girls use it after their shower and I tried it again after mine. It has firmed up and we learned that it needs to be applied while still wet before drying off at all.
It feels so good. It doesn’t seem to be as messy. I smell good, I feel relaxed and I can’t stop touching my soft hands. Looks like I’m going to try this messy stuff again after all. I think I’ll use less shea butter and less beeswax.
I mailed a jar to a tester in Michigan and was told it showed up hard. I’m guessing from the cold. I look forward to more people trying this. My feet feel great but I think I’ll put some on my feet with socks overnight.
If anyone else is interested in trying this when I make more send an email, sign up for email subscription and confirm so I can get a hold of you if necessary.
The ingredients are Shea butter, Coconut oil, beeswax, lavender oil, sweet almond oil, and honey.
Hi there! I’ve been a stay at home mom for 8 years and when my husband decided to become a beekeeper I thought, “Yeah right.” It turns out through his passion I found mine. I love making candles and cosmetics. I’d love to hear what you think.