DIY All Natural Body Butter Salve for Dry Winter Skin

DIY All Natural Body Butter Salve for Dry Winter Skin


If you’ve reached this post then you know that most beauty products on the market aren’t good for the biggest and one of the most important organ; the skin. It’s the first thing that people notice about you. I’m not gonna lie. My skin texture leaves little to be desired. I have freckles which are caused from the sun so that means I have sun damaged skin. I was tired of using products with parabens, propylene glycol, paraffin, sodium lauryl sulfate, you know, the bad chemicals that absorb into your skin and cause all kind of issues like dry skin, hair loss, inhibit skin cell growth and cause possible cancer. Anything that I can do to avoid these conditions is a must in my book!

I am a little late getting this DIY all-natural body butter salve recipe for dry winter skin up, but now’s just as perfect time as any since it’s still winter and most of us are still dealing with dreaded dry skin.

My intentions were to make this more whipped, but since I incorporated beeswax, it turned the recipe into more of a salve which is still soft, but just a little more solidified.

DIY all-natural body butter salve recipe for dry winter skin


body butter salve for dry winter skin

What you will need:

Essential Oils for Dry Skin:


Combine the coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax pellets and hazelnut oil into a double boiler pot or just use a pan with water and stick a bowl on top (it’s what I do). Boil water in the pot below and stir as your ingredients melt together.

Once they are melted, give it a quick whisk and remove from stove and let cool on the counter.

When the oils have cooled off, add in your mixed blend of essential oils from your separate bowl. You will want to put in the freezer until it starts to solidify. Not so hard that it’s too hard to whip up. Check around 15-20 minutes.

Mix on high speed either in your stand mixer or with a hand mixer until you get a whipped/buttery texture. It may take a few minutes.

DIY body butter salve

I then stuck them in 4 oz jars that I bought at Target in their dollar spot section at the beginning of the store. They were a $1 each and you can usually find different varieties/types year round.I am a chronic hand washer and when I do wash my hands and do dishes or take a shower the water is usually hot, which is hard on skin. But, I love hot water! I made some of this and applied it to my skin for a week and my hands no longer feel like sandpaper. It’s a godsend.

It will feel slightly greasy because of all of the oils, but it will absorb and your skin will thank you for it.

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  1. robin rue
    February 8, 2018 / 2:28 AM

    That sounds like an awesome body butter! I bet it smells amazing! It would be perfect for my super dry skin.

  2. February 8, 2018 / 3:12 AM

    This is just what I need for my dry hands. I’m constantly washing my hands and they’ve been so dry lately.

  3. February 8, 2018 / 4:35 AM

    This body butter sounds so smooth and luxury putting on. Sure it smells heavenly with all the great essential oils.

  4. February 8, 2018 / 5:20 AM

    It’s so much fun to create your own self care products! Especially since you get to control what you’re putting on your body. I love to make and share recipes like this ^^. And this one is awesome! The essential oil blend sounds divine. Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to make it!

  5. Mimi Green
    February 8, 2018 / 9:45 AM

    This sounds simple enough to make and I bet it smells amazing. The winter has been very cold here and it is wearing my hands out in particular. I bet this could get them back soft again.

  6. February 8, 2018 / 10:06 AM

    This looks amazing. I never knew you could make your own body butter and I love body butter but it is so expensive to buy. I am going to give this a go if only to save some money!

  7. February 8, 2018 / 10:32 AM

    This seems great to have for the winter! I have never thought to make my own before, I like this idea a lot though. I know what I am putting on my skin and I can make my own scent.

  8. February 8, 2018 / 11:50 AM

    I’m needing that perfect salve for my fry legs and heels. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  9. February 8, 2018 / 12:06 PM

    I need to make this! My skin is SO dry and could use some relief. This seems easy enough to make on my own so I’ll have to give it a try.

  10. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    February 8, 2018 / 2:56 PM

    I’ve never done anything with essential oils. I have a friend that loves body butter and essential oils, she might like trying to make her own.

  11. February 8, 2018 / 3:21 PM

    What I don’t like about the winter is how it can make my skin dry. I think this DIY body butter is really helpful and it’s not difficult to make either.

  12. February 8, 2018 / 3:44 PM

    Sounds like a great blend. Not only must it be a nice mix of natural remedies, but must smell great too!

  13. Pam
    February 8, 2018 / 4:25 PM

    I love making my own beauty products when I can. This looks like a great body butter salve for dry and damaged skin.

  14. February 9, 2018 / 6:38 AM

    I never tried making my own body products, sounds satisfying. I should try it since I have all the ingredients you listed.

  15. February 9, 2018 / 9:09 AM

    This is a really nice recipe. I have never had a chance to use body butter.

  16. February 9, 2018 / 10:46 AM

    This sounds like such a luxurious way to create a zen like spa at home. I slather on body butter all winter long and it gets expensive. Can’t wait to try your more affordable option!

  17. February 9, 2018 / 10:38 PM

    This is a very good and natural option for the skin. You are right, so many products with harmful chemicals wreak havoc on the skin. Ingredients like almond oil, Coconut oil,etc., are so beneficial minus side effects on the skin.

  18. February 10, 2018 / 10:05 AM

    My body is so dry and in need of some good oils. I haven’t even thought about the fact that I could make my own body butter. I’ll have to see what I need to try this.

  19. February 14, 2018 / 9:32 AM

    Great recipe, my sister is looking for a recipe like yours for a school project. I was wondering if avocado oil would work instead of coconut. Thank you for your help.

    • Jenn
      February 15, 2018 / 9:29 PM

      Yes, avocado oil would work as well.

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