You want to make your skin feel soft and hydrated, but you don’t want to use an artificial moisturizer. What do you do? You could make your Colored Body Butter!
Body butter is a moisturizing agent that is made from natural ingredients. It is easy to make and can be customized to include your favorite scents and colors. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a bright and beautiful colored body.
Choosing a Base Butter
It’s time to choose a base butter. Shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter are all great options. They’re all natural, they all have a high-fat content, and they’re all moisturizing.
Shea butter has a light, creamy texture and is easy to work with. It’s a great choice if you’re new to making body butter. Cocoa butter is firmer and has a richer flavor. Mango butter is also firm but has a lovely tropical scent.
Adding Colorant and Fragrance
Once you’ve whipped your body butter to a fluffy texture, it’s time to add colorant and fragrance. This is where you can have some fun!
You can use any colorant that you like, but be sure to use a liquid form so that it will mix in well. You only need a tiny amount to get a bright, vibrant color.
The fragrance is optional but can enhance the experience of using your body butter. I like to use essential oils, but you can use any type of fragrance that you like. Just be sure to read the safety information first to make sure that it’s safe to use on the skin.
Mixing the Colored Body Butter
Now it’s time to mix the colored body. You’ll want to add your colorants slowly, mixing well after each addition, until you reach your desired shade. If you’re using liquid colorants, you’ll want to add them to the melted base a little bit at a time and mix thoroughly until combined.
For this recipe, I used mica powder for a natural shimmer. You can use any colorant you like, but mica gives the body butter a beautiful pearlized finish. Just be sure to use a light hand when adding it, as it can be easy to go overboard and end up with a body butter that’s too sparkly.
Once you’ve added your colorants, give the mixture a final stir and pour it into your prepared container. Allow the body butter to cool completely before putting on the lid. And that’s it! Your body butter is now ready to use.
Storing the Colored Body Butter
Now that you’ve made your beautiful body butter, it’s time to store it so you can use it later. The best way to store body butter is in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Body butter can last for up to six months if stored properly. To extend the shelf life of your body butter, add vitamin E oil, which is a natural preservative. You can also store your body butter in the fridge, which will help it last even longer.
So, if you want to make your body butter, all you need is a few ingredients and a little bit of time. It’s a fun and easy project that you can do with friends, and the finished product will make your skin feel soft, hydrated, and beautiful. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your creativity and have a little bit of fun.