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Guidelines for Adding Carrier Oils in Body Butter Recipes

by Tamara
(Atlanta, Ga)

I recently started making my own body butters but I don't have any real guidelines as to which carrier oils work best and what's the oil to butter ratio... Are there any do's and don'ts to this? Or do I base if off of my needs and adjust accordingly?

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Nice Story NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Tamara, you can try out any ratio as you wish that best fits your body. And in case, you dont get the ration right the first, second or even the third time, you can always melt it and get the ratio as required.
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Ratios NEW
by: Anonymous

The first response was great. Just wanted to add that I've heard a ratio of 75% solid butter to 25% liquid oil makes for good body butter too. Hope it turns out well for you!

Choosing Carrier Oils for Body Butter
by: Kyley

Hi Tamara,

Yep, you adjust the recipes to suit your skin. Here's a link to some information carrier oil properties...

And there's a bunch of recipes you can mess around with, along with some information on the properties of nut butters on this web page...

The great thing about making body butter is that if you don't get it right the first time ,you can re-melt it, adjust the recipe and try again. Have fun and experiment (keep good notes - I always forget and then I'm in trouble!)

Good luck, and let us know what you come up with!


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