We need to find the person who invented body butter and hold give them a big hug. Well, we have to wait on the hug because of COVID-19, but they deserve a massive round of applause. Body butter easily melts into the skin and provides nourishment and hydration. The best part about the body butte in this article is that it has a wonderful pumpkin spice aroma.
That’s right, folks, no need to walk into a coffee shop to smell the enchanting, signature scent of fall. That beautifully spicy and sweet pumpkin scent comes from the pumpkin pie essential oil blend, which contains cardamom seed oil, clove oil, nutmeg oil, ginger root extract, and vanilla tincture. While this gives the body butter its classic scent, there are several ingredients that set this body butter apart from the rest.
This is Brazil’s not-so-secret ingredient that’s about to moisturize your skin like never before. Bacuri butter comes from the Bacuri tree, which produces a pulpy fruit. In the Brazilian forests, Bacuri butter is used to remedy insect bites, but it can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes or rashes. It has emollient properties, and it works to soothe the skin because it is easily absorbable. It also works to stabilize collagen and elastin in the skin, which helps your skin look more youthful.
Yellow clay gets its color from fine mineral particles like iron oxide. It’s a mild and gentle clay that supplies the skin with essential minerals, which help to hydrate dry or sensitive skin. For the most part, yellow clay helps to deep clean your pores and draw out other impurities. This can leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth, and radiant.
Nilotica Shea Butter:
This is the secret weapon of the pumpkin spice body butter in this article. Nilotica shea butter contains a higher concentration of oleic acid than Western shea butter. Oleic acid easily penetrates the skin’s surface to provide moisture, which is a godsend for anyone with dry or aging skin. It also doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and it doesn’t become grainy like Western shea butter.
Since the dawn of time, red clay was used for its beauty benefits. It has been known to tone, balance, and purify the skin, and the most impressive benefit is that it stimulates microcirculation in blood vessels. The trace minerals in the clay help the skin look more alive, brightening complexion and reducing dryness, redness, or any other irritation. It also works to restore shine and absorb excess sebum, benefitting oily skin.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter
- 1.5 tablespoons beeswax pellets
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon Bacuri butter
- 3/4 cup Nilotica shea butter
- 1/2 tablespoon red clay powder
- 1/2 tablespoon yellow clay powder
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 70 drops pumpkin pie essential oil blend
- Place a heat-safe mixing bowl over a pot of water on the stove over medium heat. Add the beeswax pellets and coconut oil to the bowl and stir until melted.
- Once the mixture is melted, reduce the heat to low and stir in the Bacuri butter and Nilotica shea butter. Stir gently until melted.
- Finally, add the red and yellow clay powders and vitamin E oil. Stir well to combine and then remove from heat.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for at least one hour, or until firm and cold. Remove the bowl from the fridge and allow the body butter to come to room temperature before whipping.
- Add the pumpkin pie essential oil blend and then whip the body butter with a handheld mixer for about five minutes. The mixture should be light and fluffy, similar to whipped cream or mousse.
- Spoon the body butter into a glass jar for storage and keep it in a cool, dry place.
How To Use:
- Do not use this body butter on your face. It is meant for the body.
- As always, keep in mind that essential oils are powerful and you should not use them if you have extremely sensitive skin.
- Massage a teaspoon amount or so into a dry area on the skin to promote hydration.