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DIY Foaming Bath Butter: Elevate Your Natural Skincare Game for Glowing Results


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.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
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.

Introducing the ultimate game-changer in natural skincare: DIY Foaming Bath Butter. For a radiant and glowing skin, this powerful homemade concoction is your secret weapon. With its versatile applications in scrubs, creamy soaps, and more, DIY Foaming Bath Butter takes your skincare routine to new heights.

What we will make in this detailed article is the foaming bath butter base. The base can be used in other skincare products like body scrubs and creamy soaps. We have already made 2 products in our blog with the foaming bath butter:

Ingredients Needed

  • Distilled water
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Coco betaine
  • Stearic acid
  • SCI powder (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder)
  • Germall plus preservative

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Bowl
  • A pot larger than the bowl for the bain-marie
  • Glass beakers and cups
  • Electric mixer
  • Tablespoons, silicone spoon for mixing
  • Protective face mask, necessary when handling the SCI powder
  • PH acidity test kit

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Foaming Bath Butter

1- Pour 32 grams (1.12 oz) of distilled water in the bowl.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. Pour distilled water
Pour distilled water

2- Add 34 grams (1.20 oz) of vegetable glycerine.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. Add glycerine
Add glycerine

3- Add 32 grams (1.12 oz) of coco betaine.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. Add coco betaine
Add coco betaine

4- Add 8 grams (0.28 oz) of stearic acid.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. Add stearic acid
Add stearic acid

5- Add 47 grams () of SCI powder.

Important: The SCI powder is fine, so add it slowly to the mix so the powder particles don’t fly off. Please use a face mask when handling and mixing the SCI powder. It is not dangerous but might cause discomfort if the particles are inhaled.

pls write how to use it. Add SCI powder
Add SCI powder

6- With a silicone spoon, mix the contents slowly to spread the ingredients uniformly. Then, keep mixing the contents till you obtain a cream-like consistency.

7- Now, we will melt the contents in a hot water bath (bain-marie). A bain-marie is done by placing the bowl in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the bowl without causing it to burn. As the contents of the bowl melt, it is important to keep mixing the contents.

In the image below, you can see the bowl sitting in a pot. The pot is on the stove and has hot steaming water.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. Place the bowl in a bain-marie
The bowl in a bain-marie

8- Keep mixing and melting the ingredients in the bain-marie for 15 minutes.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. This is the texture after the bain-marie
This is the texture after the bain-marie

9- Allow the contents to cool off for 30 minutes. Do not cover the bowl.

10- Add 1.5 grams (0.05 oz) of germall plus preservative.

11- Now, we will use the electric mixer to whip the mix for 1 minute or 2, till it becomes like whipped cream.

DIY Foaming Bath Butter. After using the electric mixer. Just like whipped cream
After using the electric mixer. Just like whipped cream

12- Our DIY Foaming Bath Butter is now done! But, as a final step, we have to carry out the PH acidity test to ensure that it is good for skincare applications.

PH Acidity Test

It is important to check the PH of the DIY Foaming Bath Butter. It should be between 4.5 and 5.5. If it is more than that, the butter might cause skin allergy.

In a small bowl, mix thoroughly 8 grams (0.28 oz) of distilled water and 2 grams (0.07 oz) of the foaming bath butter.

Take a leaf from the PH test kit, and immerse it in the solution for about 15 seconds. Take it out of the solution, and wait 2-3 minutes. After that, compare the color of the leaf against the range of colors on the PH test kit. In our case, the matching color is 5 which is in the acceptable range.

In case the test shows a value of more than 5.5, you have to bring it down. Simply, prepare a solution of 10 grams (0.35 oz) of distilled water and 10 grams (0.35 oz) of citric acid. Add 3 drops at a time to the foaming bath butter, mix again with the electric mixer, and re-test the PH. Do this till the reading is a maximum of 5.5.

How To Store the DIY Foaming Bath Butter

Scoop the foaming bath butter into a clean and disinfected container. Because we added a preservative – germall plus – there is no need to store it in the fridge. Its validity is up to 6 months.

Remember what we said in the introduction to the article, that this is really a foaming bath butter base. As such, it will be used as base in many skincare products such as body scrubs and creamy soaps. So, when you want to make that product – scrub, creamy soap – take the quantity of the foaming bath butter you require out of the container, and keep the rest stored away.

Let’s Test It Out

In the images below, I am applying the DIY Foaming Bath Butter onto my hand to test out its foaminess.

Benefits: DIY Foaming Bath Butter

Discover the incredible benefits of incorporating DIY Foaming Bath Butter into your natural handmade skincare products. It offers a plethora of advantages that contribute to the overall health and appearance of your skin. Here are some key benefits you can experience:

  1. Nourishes and Moisturizes: DIY Foaming Bath Butter is formulated with ingredients like vegetable glycerine and stearic acid, known for their moisturizing properties. It helps replenish and retain moisture in your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and hydrated.
  2. Gentle Cleansing: The presence of Coco betaine and SCI powder in DIY Foaming Bath Butter ensures a gentle yet effective cleansing experience. It helps remove impurities, excess oil, and grime from your skin without causing dryness or irritation.
  3. Exfoliation and Renewal: With its creamy texture and gentle exfoliating properties, DIY Foaming Bath Butter aids in removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and promoting cellular renewal. This leads to a smoother, brighter complexion and can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin tone.
  4. Versatile Applications: DIY Foaming Bath Butter serves as a versatile base for various skincare products. You can create customized body scrubs, creamy soaps, and other formulations by adding your preferred ingredients such as essential oils, extracts, etc.
  5. Natural and Chemical-Free: By using DIY Foaming Bath Butter, you have control over the ingredients in your skincare products. It allows you to avoid harsh chemicals, sulfates, and synthetic additives often found in commercial products, promoting a more natural and gentle approach to skincare.
  6. Cost-Effective: Making your own skincare products with DIY Foaming Bath Butter can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive store-bought options. It provides an opportunity to indulge in high-quality ingredients while saving money in the long run.

Embrace the power of DIY Foaming Bath Butter and unlock a world of benefits for your skin. Experience nourished, moisturized, and revitalized skin while enjoying the freedom to create personalized skincare products that suit your specific needs and preferences.

More articles on DIY body butters and creams:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps for how to make DIY Foaming Bath Butter are demonstrated in this video.


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