Body Care

My DIY Hand Butter is a great go-to hand conditioner, especially now that the weather is turning cooler. Wind, rain & colder weather can wreak havoc on our skin. Use this butter throughout the day or as part of your nightly routine. This DIY butter works great on feet, as well. Give yourself a quick foot massage & cover your feet with socks, overnight. Sure you could buy this at the store but if you like to save money, this is a great alternative. Plus, you know exactly what is going on & into your skin.

Easy DIY Hand & Feet Butter

Easy DIY Hand & Feet Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 1.5 oz Pure Shea Butter
  • 1.5 oz Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Castor Oil
  • 1 tsp Pure Vitamin-E Oil
  • 6 drops each, Thyme Oil & Tea Tree Oil
  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Kitchen scale
  • Plastic/rubber whisk
  • Plastic/rubber spatula
  • Small portable, sealable container OR
  • Old plastic or glass jar with a pour spout or nozzle of your preference

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot or bowl with hot water. I used this to melt butters, because I didn't want to overheat the oils or use microwave, to lose any of the good qualities of the oils or butters. This method will take longer but it's once every 6 months or longer.
  2. Place large measuring bowl over hot water.
  3. Simply whisk mixture together, minus the essentials oil, until melted.
  4. Add essential oils.
  5. Pour in jar.
  6. Leave uncovered until completely cool.
  7. Massage a pea size into hands or feet.

Notes

Use what you have at home, or what you can afford in store or online. Try different ratios and types of butters, oils & essential oils.

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Just after melting. It will harden and the colour will change, to the picture above. The temperature of your hand will melt the butter again, before use.

Some ingredients that I use online:

Cocoa Butter (100% Pure) by NOW - 7 oz

Shea Butter 100% pure and raw natural - Premium quality moisturizer 1lb / 16oz

Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, 444 ml

Heritage Store Castor Oil, 8-Ounce

Jamieson Laboratories Pure Vitamin-E Oil, 28ml

Holista Tea Tree 100 Percent Pure Oil, 25ml

(This post is not sponsored.)
(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I do not guarantee results. This works for me, I hope it helps you as well. Please do a skin test, to make sure that you do not have a reaction to any of the oils or butters.)

Till next time,

Nadia

`Lafe's is an American company, out of Austin, Texas. The founder Lafe Larson, "started creating his own formulations in 1997, operating exclusively in the U.S. and using only natural and organic ingredients" 

From Lafes website:
・Proplyene Glycol Free
・Parabens Free
・Triclosan Free
・SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate Free
・PEG Compounds Free
・Petroleum Free
・DEA/TEA/MEA Free
・VOCs Free
・FD&C Colors/Dye Free
・Mineral Oil Free

`For this review I used Lafe's Natural Crystal Natural and Organic Deodorant Roll On Active. The company also has deodorant sticks, sprays and crystals. Learn more about Lafe's full product line here.

`I was never a fan of deodorant simply because they did not work for me. I used them on clean, dry skin but within the hour my armpits would smell. I still wanted a more natural approach to not smelling.

`I've heard for years about how bad aluminum is for you and now I'm ready to stop putting that on my skin. I really didn't think about the health implications of antiperspirants with aluminum in them until 2 members of my family were diagnosed with cancer. The first, at least on that side of the family, ever.

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Pros:

-Lasts the full 24 hours. Up to 36 hours. Yes, I tested this & no stinky armpits!

-No burning or stinging. Although if you shave and then put the deodorant on, some people may experience temporary stinging. This may mean that you have microscopic tears in your skin. Or you simply ran the razor over the same spots, too many times. If your armpits burn or sting, without being freshly shaven, please stop use.

-Does not make my armpits dark. One of the reasons may be your skin is reacting, badly, to the deodorant or antiperspirant.

-Not putting a potential health hazard, aluminum, directly onto your skin. Learn more about why you should think about not using antiperspirants with aluminum in them @ WebMDhttp://www.cancer.gov/. Food for thought, you do what works for you.

-Not having to scrub your poor armpits to death to get the layer of antiperspirants off, in the shower/bath. Why is that weird film there?

-If it's important to you, being able to sweat naturally and not smell. Not really an issue for me. I sweat everywhere but my armpits. Like a big, hairy man. The joy.

-Lightly scented. But not enough that when you heat up, everyone knows the brand of  deodorant you are using.

Cons:

-A little pricier than other deodorants. Average price in Canada for the roll-on is $5.60. (Average is from 5 different online and brick-and-mortar stores.)

-If your skin is not dry before application & you do not allow the deodorant to dry after application, you may get stinky. You need to leave yourself a few minutes for the deodorant to dry on your skin. You can sit there with your arms up, for a few minutes. You can fan each pit with a flyer, for a couple of minutes. Or the quickest way is to set your blow dryer on the cool setting for about 30 seconds, per armpit. Annoying but you will be stink free. I can attest to this, being out in 30 plus degree weather and this deodorant holding strong.

Rating: 🌑🌑🌑🌑🌕

Have you tried any of Lafe's Deodorants before? Love it or hate it!

In Canada: Available at select stores and online. The affiliate link is from amazon.ca.

 Lafes Natural Crystal Natural and Organic Deodorant Roll On Active 3 oz

(This post is not sponsored.)

Till next time,

Nadia