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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

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(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

Dry winter skin? Give this DIY recipe a try! Makes approximately 20 fluid oz.

DIY Body Oil

Supplies you'll need:

  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Plastic whisk
  • Plastic or rubber spatula
  • Used or new, sanitized & dried plastic or glass jar with a pour spout or nozzle of your preference. 
  • Kitchen scale- (this is the one I have had for over 7 years) Starfrit 093016 Electronic Kitchen Scale with Glass Top

Ingredients you'll use: 

  • 3.5 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 3 oz Shea Butter
  • 3.5 oz Coconut oil
  • 2  oz Grape Seed Oil
  • 6 oz Olive Oil
  • .75 oz Caster Oil
  • .25 ml Vitamin E Oil
  • 6 drops each, Thyme & Tea Tree Oil OR use what ever essential oils you prefer.
  • Remember nothing has to be exact, unless you are a perfectionist or working in quality control. 😉 Use what you have at home, or what you can afford in store or online. Try different ratios, types of butters, oils & essential oils. Tweek the recipe to what works best for your skin!

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  • Fill a large pot or bowl filled with hot water. I used this pot/bowl combo to melt the butters, because I didn't want to overheat the oils or use a 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.
  • Whisk or stir all the ingredients except the essential oils, in the glass bowl until melted. It may take up to 1/2 an hour, depending on the room temperature of the products. When it is melted, whisk in the essential oils. Pour into your clean, dry containers.
  • Make sure oil is completely cool before closing with lid, so condensation does not form inside of the container. Massage into damp skin, right after a bath or shower. Use as much or as little for your skin.

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Till next time,

Nadia