Making my own body butter (the kind you use instead of cream, not the kind you use to cook) was a foray into the unknown. It was scary. Terrifying, even.
Then I made my first batch.
And it was worth the effort.
You’re probably not going to be saving money making the creams yourself instead of buying them. The butter will also feel oily, especially if you compare it with lotions which contain quite a bit of water (while you can make homemade lotions, adding water makes them more prone to bacteria we won’t be exploring that here).
But the best part about making your own body butters and creams is that you choose what goes on your skin – and what doesn’t.