16 Homemade Body Butters for Silky Smooth Skin
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16 Homemade Body Butters for Silky Smooth Skin

There are plenty of good reasons to not be a fan of winter, but our biggest one might just be how dried out our skin gets. Cold wind and dry air wreak havoc on the silky smooth skin we’ve cultivated all summer long. Luckily there’s a solution: body butter. Slathering on a good helping of the stuff every night is a surefire way to keep skin supple and soft. Each of these 16 creamy body butters are easy to whip up with merely a few simple ingredients. As a bonus, they smell — and in some instances even taste — great.

1. Mango Body Butter: Rehydrate your skin with a taste of something a little more tropical. This luscious lotion will help you dream of warmer places in the middle of winter. (via Brit + Co)

2. Whipped Gingerbread Body Butter: Talk about a perfect holiday treat — ginger, cinnamon and vanilla make this vitamin E-rich butter smell just as luxurious as it feels. (via You Brew My Tea)

3. Homemade Body Butter Base: Use this basic (and organic) recipe as a solid base. It can easily be customized with your favorite scents and essential oils for a lotion that’s 100% your own. (via Lia Griffith)

4. Whipped Mocha Body Frosting: Mmmm this one is going to be pretty difficult to resist tasting. Thanks to coffee extract and cocoa powder, it also packs a major antioxidant boost for your skin. (via Humblebee and Me)

5. Honey Coconut Body Butter: How about a tropical vacation while we’re at it? Slather this on after a shower for an island moment. (via Humblebee & Me)

6. Cranberry Body Butter: This unique scent is a perfect seasonal hostess gift. We know that we’d love to have a jar of the pretty pink stuff stocked in our bathroom. (via Soap Deli News)

7. Plum and Coconut Body Butter: Speaking of pink, how about trying out this concoction? Coconut oil, plum kernel oil and jojoba wax make this the ultimate tool for a pampering sesh. (via Lola Zabeth)

8. DIY Bronzing Butter: Get a sun-kissed glow and smell AMAZING with this recipe. It’s packed full of cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg for an all-natural tan. (via The Sprouting Seed)

9. Eczema Relief Body Cream: No one likes to talk about it, but the angry red flakes of eczema can get aggressive in the cold and dry winter. Use this cream to soothe even your worst symptoms. (via A Blossoming Life)

10. Basic Body Butter: This simple, unscented version is great for everyday use. Infuse the suggested essential oil blends to create a scent that matches your morning mood. (via Mama Dweeb)

11. Homemade Shea Butter: Here, almond, vitamin E and coconut oil pair with creamy raw shea butter for some heavy duty moisturizing. (via Love and Cupcakes)

12. Cooling Aloe and Mint Body Lotion: While this would be perfect for calming skin after a sunburn, we think the cooling properties of aloe and mint would feel great after a long, hot shower too. Don’t you agree? (via GI 365)

13. Peppermint Body Butter: Get an invigorating blast of mint with this holiday-themed recipe. It smells (and tastes) just like a peppermint stick. (via PopSugar)

14. Chocolate Hazelnut Body Lotion: Get your Nutella fix without the calories thanks to this body butter. Fun fact: Hazelnut oil actually tightens your skin and stimulates your circulation so it’s doubly good for you! (via Humblebee & Me)

15. Whipped White Chocolate Body Butter: Unfortunately this delicious smelling body butter doesn’t actually taste like white chocolate. But trust us, it should still be considered a worthwhile treat. (via The Prairie Homestead)

16. Double Chocolate Body Butter: Hope you saved room for dessert. This scrumptious stuff would be the perfect gift for any chocolate lover. (via Back to the Book Nutrition)

Which of these moisture-packed lotions are you most excited to DIY? Tell us below!