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Oriental DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent: A Luxe Skin Treat

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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.

Discover the magic of crafting your own skincare with our guide to DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. In this series debut on Oriental body butters, we unveil a straightforward recipe that promises both indulgence and efficacy.

Experience the luxurious fragrance of amber as you pamper your skin with this simple yet effective homemade treat. Let’s begin this journey together!

Ingredients Needed

  • Refined shea butter, white and odorless. Refined shea butter undergoes a process that removes the color and unpleasant odor of unrefined shea butter. However, this refining process also strips away many of its natural healing properties. While refined shea butter remains a good moisturizer, it lacks the full spectrum of natural skin-regenerating benefits found in unrefined shea butter.
  • Oily color powder, soluble in oils
  • Fragrance oil, amber scent
  • Vitamin E capsule for skin

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

Tools Needed

  • Small stainless steel bowl or cup
  • Teaspoon
  • Toothpick
  • Wooden popsicle stick
  • 20-gram (0.70-oz) container to store your DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent

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 Body Butter with Amber Scent

Spoon Measurement Terms

In some of our articles, and for non-liquid ingredients, we use the measurements ‘One Spoon,’ ‘Rounded Spoon,’ and ‘Heaped Spoon’, to measure the quantity of ingredients, rather than precise measurements in grams or ounces. This is because adding a little more or less of the ingredient does not affect the final product. Both tablespoons and teaspoons follow these guidelines. Here’s a brief explanation of these terms:

  • One Spoon: Fill the ingredient in a measuring spoon, leveling it with a straight edge.
  • Rounded Spoon: More than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.
  • Heaped Spoon: The non-liquid ingredient is scooped as high as possible on a spoon.

1- Begin by putting two heaped teaspoons of refined shea butter in a stainless steel bowl.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Put refined shea butter in a stainless steel cup
Put refined shea butter in a stainless steel cup

2- Gently heat and melt the shea butter in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is made by placing the bowl in a larger pot of hot, steaming water. This will gradually heat and melt the shea butter. Stir while the butter is melting. Avoid boiling.

3- After the shea butter has melted, remove the bowl from the bain-marie.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. After the bain-marie, the shea butter is melted
After the bain-marie, the shea butter is melted

4- With the tip of a toothpick, add a tiny amount of oily color powder, red.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Add a tiny amount of oily color powder
Add a tiny amount of oily color powder

5- Using a wooden popsicle stick, stir the contents thoroughly.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Stir the color powder thoroughly
Stir the color powder thoroughly

6- Add 0.5 gram to 1 gram (0.017 to 0.035 oz) of amber fragrance oil.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Add amber fragrance oil
Add amber fragrance oil

7- Mix the ingredients rigorously.

8- Cut a vitamin E capsule, and squeeze three drops into the body butter mixture.

9- Continue mixing.

10- Pour the mixture in a small container.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Pour the mixture in a small container
Pour the mixture in a small container

11- Allow the body butter to cool down.

12- Your Oriental DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent is now ready for use.

DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Final product
DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent. Final product

How to Use

Here’s a list of steps on how to use your Oriental DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent:

  1. Prepare Your Skin: Ensure your skin is clean and dry before applying the body butter.
  2. Take a Small Amount: Scoop out a small amount of the body butter using clean fingers or a spatula.
  3. Warm Between Your Palms: Rub the body butter between your palms to warm it up and soften it for easier application.
  4. Apply to Skin: Gently massage the body butter onto your skin using circular motions. Start with a small amount and add more as needed, focusing on areas that tend to be dry.
  5. Massage Until Absorbed: Continue massaging the body butter into your skin until it is fully absorbed. Pay extra attention to rough or dry areas like elbows, knees, and heels.
  6. Enjoy the Luxurious Scent: Bask in the exotic aroma of amber as you indulge your senses and nourish your skin.
  7. Repeat as Desired: Use the body butter daily or as needed to keep your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized.

Following these steps will ensure you get the most out of your Oriental DIY Body Butter with Amber Scent, leaving your skin feeling pampered and rejuvenated.

Benefits

  1. Deep Moisturization: Shea butter, the main ingredient in this DIY body butter, provides intense hydration to the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
  2. Nourishment: The inclusion of vitamin E helps nourish the skin, promoting overall skin health and vitality.
  3. Skin Conditioning: While refined shea butter lacks some natural healing properties of unrefined shea butter, it still provides excellent skin conditioning, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.
  4. Aromatic Experience: The amber scent adds an exotic and luxurious aroma to the body butter, enhancing the overall sensory experience.
  5. Cost-Effectiveness: Making your own body butter can be more budget-friendly compared to purchasing store-bought alternatives, especially when using high-quality ingredients.
  6. Control Over Ingredients: By making your own body butter, you have control over the ingredients used, ensuring that only natural and beneficial components come into contact with your skin.

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