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Natural Butters for Skin

Just like natural oils have their own unique properties, natural butters do also.  As I mentioned in the previous post, I am a little OCD. So on my computer right now, I have a nice *little* spreadsheet that contain 57 natural oils and 8 natural butters along with their unique properties. Today we are going to look at 4 butters: Cocoa, Kokum, Shea, and Sal. Cocoa Butter Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil or theobroma cacao, is a pale-yellow, pure, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. Many of you probably used one form or another, when you were pregnant. But besides reducing stretch marks, cocoa butter is often recommended...

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DIY Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

  A sugar scrub is one of my very favorite DIY gifts to make. It is an easy yet pampering gift to give. The winters here in Ohio can be brutal on our hands. Most everyone I know suffers from some type of skin issue on their hands from late November through March.  Thanks Ohio! With a base of an oil and sugar, you might even be able to run into the kitchen right now and have the ingredients you need to make a decent sugar scrub.  But did you know that all carrier oils are not created equal? I am a little OCD, so all it takes is for one tiny, little fact to pop up in my research...

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