Creating Skin-Softening Body Butter Bars

Dry skin is universal, and most, if not all of us have suffered with it at one point or another. This shared discomfort is something you can easily solve with your own line of body butter bars.

Creating skin-softening body butter bars is both easy and inexpensive. The basic ingredients are readily available; and, you can create seemingly endless variations by experimenting with different ingredients.

This basic recipe is a great starting point:

The basic bar (small batch)

By starting out with a relatively small batch recipe, you can test a formulation without incurring a great deal of expense. The formulation can be changed by swapping out the oils or butters. You can fragrance your bars with essential or body safe fragrance oils, or leave them unscented.

Ingredients:

2 ounces (57g) Mango or Cocoa Butter
2 ounces (57g) beeswax pastilles (white or yellow is fine)
3 ounces (85g) sweet almond oil
1 1/2 teaspoons body safe fragrance oil

Method:

Combine the butter and beeswax into a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Heat slowly in the microwave in short segments of 5-10 seconds at a time, stirring in between each segment. Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from microwave and stir in the sweet almond oil, mixing until completely combined.

Allow the mixture to cool for 1 to 2 minutes, then add in the fragrance oil. Stir until completely combined. Immediately pour the mixture into your desired packaging (push up lotion bar tubes or lip balm tubes are recommended options).

These bars are great for personal use or as gifts, but they also make great products and samples in their own right if you decide to make a little money on the side with your creations.