I am excited to share with you my Rosehip body butter recipe. This recipe is special because it not only moisturizes and protects, but also has anti-aging properties.
With age, I realize that If I want to have beautiful skin all over the body, I need to look after it as much as I do after my face. That is why when I discovered the magic of Sea Buckthorn oil, I used it not only in my face moisturizer but also in a body lotion. Today, I still swear by Sea Buckthorn oil.
Once I used up my supplies of this oil, I decided to try another oil also famous for anti-aging properties – Rosehip Seed Oil. In my opinion, Sea Buckthorn oil is more potent but then again, you cannot use it at a higher than 5% concentration because of its vibrant color, which may be visible on your skin. Rosehip seed oil, on the other hand, can be used on its own. In fact, many beauty brands sell pure cold-pressed Rosehip oil as a natural anti-aging product.
I used Rosehip seed oil on my face at night and I really like it, so I decided to treat the rest of my body to a DIY body butter with Rosehip oil. Cold-pressed Rosehip seed oil is not cheap, but it is worth it. Still, making anti-aging body butter with Rosehip oil is so much cheaper than buying one. On top of that, we can add a lot more of it than you would find in any commercial product. So you know your skin will get the benefits.
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How to make anti-aging body butter
85 g | 3 oz – Shea butter
28 g | 1 oz – Rosehip Seed Oil
1/2 tbsp – Arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
1/4 tsp – Vitamin E
1.2 ml (1% of the recipe, approx. 20-25 drops) – Essential oils:
– 8 drops Bergamot essential oil
– 8 drops Sweet orange essential oil
– 8 drops Rose Absolute essential oil in jojoba,
if you have pure 100% Rose Damascena essential oil then add only 3 drops or so. I got the 5% version since it is cheaper and the smell is still beautiful and potent.
– 120 ml | 4 oz – Ball jar
Is your shea butter grainy?
Making this anti-aging body butter is very easy. However, before you start, you need to check your shea butter for graininess. Shea butter is known for becoming grainy. Grainy shea butter is still good but not as pleasant to use. If the texture of your shea butter is smooth, then go ahead and start making the body butter. If the texture is grainy, then you’ll need to fix your shea butter first.
Just a quick note: shea butter becomes grainy when it melts and then cools down unevenly. It does not mean your shea butter is bad, it just how shea behaves.
So to fix grainy shea butter follow these steps:
1. Melt your shea butter on a low heat.
2. Take of the heat and stir at a room temperature till it starts to harden.
3. Then put shea butter into fridge for 24 hours.
Your shea butter will come out very smooth and you will be able to use it to make this anti-aging Rosehip body butter.
To make anti-aging body butter with Rosehip oil:
1. Measure your shea butter and place it in a bowl. Whip it with a stand or hand mixer until you reach a creamy texture.
2. Add Rosehip oil, vitamin E, essential oils and Arrowroot/tapioca starch and whip until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is fluffy.
3. Transfer to a small container or jar and store in a cool place. Simple!
How to use this body butter
I like using my body butter just after the shower on the damp skin. This way, it locks all the moisture inside the skin and improves the moisturizing effect.
I hope you like the recipe 🙂 Enjoy!