It’s time for a vacation! We’ve had a pretty mild winter in Los Angeles, yet I’d love to spend some relaxing days laying on the beach. Nothing compares to the beaches in Hawaii, but I’ll be extremely grateful for Los Angeles beaches that I can easily get to in less than an hour.
While the weather isn’t exactly beach ready, here is a body butter to naturally prepare you for that summer glow.
It may even take you tropical paradise, well mentally for a moment at least. I know that we haven’t even started daylights savings yet, but I’m already thinking about bronzers and sun-kissed looking skin. I absolutely love the smell of vanilla. This DIY Tropical Vanilla Body Butter contains the best of both worlds: a sweet smell and a sun-kissed glow, not to mention keep your skin super soft.
What you will need:
Cocoa Butter–2 tbsp
Shea Butter–1 tbsp
Mango Butter–1 tbsp
Coconut Oil–3 tbsp
Beeswax Pastilles–-1 tbsp
Pure Vanilla Absolute–7-10 drops
Bronze Mica-1/8 tsp
Melt the butters, oil, and beeswax together on low heat while stirring. (Beeswax pastilles are the easiest form to use.) After removing from heat add pure vanilla absolute and bronze mica and continue to stir. Place in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator to solidify and cool.
The bronze mica can be purchased at Coastal Scents. Remove the mica and beeswax to create an AMAZING hair butter that smells absolutely divine!
Do you make your own body butters?
(Image by Dawn Michelle)