Moisturizing DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter, The Ultimate Fall Luxury
Where do I began? This recipe for an all natural, whipped body butter is A-MA-ZING! When I was researching carrier oils and recommendations for eczema, I came across pumpkin seed oil. Did you know pumpkin seed oil is sooo good for your skin? I started using it for it’s powerful effect on our skin’s texture and appearance. Check out all the details of pumpkin seed oil I shared with my Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea. It has the benefits and moisturizing abilities of a salve but serves up as a creamy soft whipped butter! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
What Makes this Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter Ultra Moisturizing?
A combination of natural body butters; coconut and shea butter. Body butters come in a variety of textures rich and thick, soft and creamy, each with a purpose and benefit for the skin. All are from natural sources such as kernels and fruit trees. Body butters can be use in variety of skincare products. Learn more about the benefits of coconut oil and shea butter used in this recipe, including a printable guide in All About Body Butters. Enjoy the benefits and soft calming fragrance of lavender too in this body butter. If you skin is feeling super dual and dry, exfoliate first with this recipe for Smoothing Lavender Salt Bars.
DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup shea butter
1/2 cup pumpkin seed oil
15 – 20 drops lavender essential oil
3 airtight containers, 4 oz (these are the containers I used)
How to Make DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter
Using the double broiler method, add coconut oil and shea butter to a glass measuring pitcher over a pan of shallow boiling water. (You do not want the boiling water to touch the glass measuring pitcher.) Heat coconut oil and shea butter until melted, mixing often with a whisk.
Remove from heat and add pumpkin seed oil. Place in the refrigerator to cool and set up (like jello does), approximately 2 hours. Once solid beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil and blend with hand mixer. Spoon DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter into airtight containers.
Yields 12 ounces
Label and Store DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter
This homemade Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter will last three to four months. I recommend storing body butter in three separate four ounces containers. Keep one container in the bathroom for everyday use and the others in the fridge for longer shelf life. Add a printable body butter apothecary label to your containers of DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter. I printed a sheet and punched a hole in the top of each label. Then wrapped twine around each container to secure the label as a tag. Find set of six on a standard letter size sheet in the Life-n-Reflection Resource Library.
How to Use DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter
I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “A little goes a long way”. Well, in this case it really does. Place a small amount into your hands and massage into the skin in a circular motion. The body butter will melt into the skin at contact. Due to the shea butter it will be a little greasy to start. As it soaks into your skin is going to feel silky smooth!
Don’t miss the free printable body butter apothecary label in the Resource Library. New to essential oils? For a detailed look at what an essential oil is, read more here. Get a bottle of lavender essential oil in an essential oil starter kit.