Body Butter for beginners!

Body Butter for beginners

It is a wonderful feeling to make your own products; knowing exactly what is going in to them from start to finish and feeling that satisfaction every time you use them. If you have never made a skincare product before it can be quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.  I have found for my students that just getting started can be the best way to set them down the path of DIY skincare! So why not give this simple recipe a try?

If you know how to make a base cream then you can start from scratch, but if you are a beginner then you can purchase the base cream ready made. Here’s everything you need to know!

What it does!
Tumeric essential oil is gentle, soothing, restoring and highly rejuvenating to the skin. It also has excellent anti- inflammatory properties and is most helpful for joint,  muscle and nerve pains.
Shea nut butter is a natural vitamin A cream and is also rich in vitamin E. Its many benefits include healing skin problems, anti-ageing, eczema, wrinkles, sunburn and skin allergies, to list just a few.

What you will need!
100gm base cream (previously made))
4 generous tablespoons shea nut butter (melt this very gently until liquid- not hot) in a double boiler
12 drops tumeric pure essential oil

What to do!
Lightly warm the shea nut butterin a double boiler to soften it and then combine it with the base cream in a nice big bowl. Next use a wand or whipper of your choice to blend the mixture until it is the consistency of whipped cream…it will look good enough to eat! Then simply add the tumeric oil and mix once more so that the oil is evenly blended. And that is that! Place into pots & enjoy the divine creamy, deeply moisturising butter, which may be used all over the body & face.

So why not get started on your DIY natural skincare path? We stock all ingredients at Cottage Hill Herbs and they can be ordered via e-mail at .

And if you want to take it to the next level, why not think about taking on a bigger challenge this year and signing up for our Natural Skincare Diploma 2016? 

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In the diploma you will learn all the ins and outs of natural skincare. Several students have even gone on to open their own skincare line and are doing amazing things! There are spots still available for this life changing year of learning with me, Donna Lee. I would love to have you join us 🙂


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