So to take matters into my own hands, I decided to make my own body butter! It's made out of oils so it won't mold and it'll last for months. If you're thinking "It's made out of oil. Won't that make me break out or be bad for my skin?" The answer is no.
How do you like them apples? ;)
A lot of research has been shown that your body needs oil. If it gets stripped of oil, then your body makes too much. If you apply oil to oily skin then it thinks it's made enough and it stops production. For dry skin, it will help lock in moisture and lessen redness. Most people don't know that oil actually help to clean your body by getting into the pores and pushing out the bad stuff.
Homemade Body Butter Basic Recipe
Optional: 30-40 drops of essential oils for scent-- I recommend this brand
I then added the liquid oil (almond oil) and the essential oils which I decided to use. You can be creative in the scent, but some essential oils can be irritating to the skin. Just research a bit before you decide what you want your body butter to smell like. And remember that citrus can cause your skin to be light sensitive.
I like lavender and ylang ylang or Peppermint the best!
Peppermint Chocolate Body Butter