Homemade Body Butter for Weight Loss
I am absolutely hooked on body butter. I found this recipe and just thought I’d give it a try and I must say, I will never buy creams again.
I love the recipes so much I am sharing all the recipes I’ve tested in my new book:
Homemade Body Butter for Cellulite
Cinnamon is great for circulation and one of the best ways to get rid of cellulite is by improving circulation. Vitamin A or retinol is also well known for its anti-ageing and skin repairing properties.
- 1 Cup of coconut oil
- 20 Drops of cinnamon oil
- 1 Vitamin E capsule
- 4 Vitamin A capsules
Add the oil and vitamin E and A to a glass bowl and whip on high speed until the butter is light and creamy.
Homemade Body Butter for Neuropathy and Arthritis
This body butter is tailor-made for each person. You need to work out what proportion of cayenne pepper oil to use for your skin. Each person reacts differently to cayenne pepper oil, so I normally make my body butter and then begin testing the strength of oil I need for this recipe by adding one teaspoon of cayenne pepper oil at a time. When the skin becomes hot, you have reached the limit of the oil you need.
Cayenne pepper is well known for its ability to relieve arthritis and neuropathic pain. In fact, some studies showed that cayenne pepper, or capsaicin cream—the active ingredient in cayenne pepper, performed better than some professionally made creams.
I make my cayenne oil first by cooking one cup of olive oil with four tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder in my crockpot on a low setting for 6 hours.
To make this body butter, I start with a basic coconut butter. In other words, one cup of coconut oil whipped up into a body butter. Before the butter has set, I add one teaspoon of oil and then test the oil on my wrist. When the area begins to heat up, I have added enough cayenne oil.
It is important to note that the cayenne pepper does not actually damage the skin but can cause itching, or redness so each batch should be made fresh and tested each time. The cayenne pepper infusion may vary from batch to batch and people’s skin reactions are different, so test the strength of the body butter on the intended recipient.