About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Blue nila is a great ingredient when it comes to skincare applications. This is all thanks to its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use blue nila as an ingredient in several products. One of those products is the amazing DIY blue nila body butter.
In this article, you’ll learn how you can make this product right at home. Let’s start by listing the ingredients and equipment you’ll need.
- Solid cocoa butter. Alternative: solid shea butter
- Blue nila powder that is special for skincare applications
- Sweet almond oil
- Lemon essential oil. If you have a sensitive scalp, don’t use this specific essential oil; use another one of your choosing.
- Corn flour
- A small bowl
- A scale (helps with accurately measuring quantities)
- Hand mixer
- Small casserole/pot
Steps: DIY Blue Nila Body Butter
1- Cut the solid cocoa butter in strips and add 100 grams (3.53 oz) to a bowl.
2- Pour 50 grams (1.76 oz) of almond oil to the bowl.
3- Give the bowl a “hot bath” to melt the ingredients (specifically the cocoa butter).
By this, we mean filling a casserole/pot with water, putting it on the stove, and placing the bowl in the water. Don’t put the bowl directly on the stove (this might ruin the product).
Keep the hot bath running until the cocoa butter fully melts.
4- Put the bowl in the freezer or fridge to have the melted ingredients slightly harden.
5- Use an electric mixer to turn the contents creamy (you can also use a hand mixer for this).
6- Add a 1/4 teaspoon of blue nila powder and mix the contents thoroughly.
7- Add 5 drops of your preferred essential oil (I chose lemon essential oil) and mix well.
8- Add 1/2 teaspoon of corn flour and mix the contents fully. The corn flour will lessen the oiliness of the body butter. This way, when you apply it to the skin, it won’t have an oily feel.
9- You can use the electric mixer again to ensure a good mixing.
9- And that’s it! The DIY blue nila body butter is finished.
Using Blue Nila Body Butter
To use the blue nila body butter, simply take a small amount and rub/massage it on your skin. This is especially useful for rough or dry areas. Speaking of usefulness, let’s briefly go over some benefits of this product.
DIY Blue Nila Body Butter Benefits
The blue nila body butter comes with many benefits for the skin:
- It has amazing moisturizing properties. Using it will make the skin soft.
- It nourishes the skin, keeping it safe from external factors such as pollution.
- It soothes irritated areas on the skin.
- It improves the overall skin texture.
We have a full sub-category of articles here on how to make natural handmade body butters and creams.
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make the DIY blue nila body butter are demonstrated in this video.