Before we conclude our ‘know your butter’ series, we will like to share a simple face butter recipe with you. We are always excited to educate our customers on how best to combine products to get the best results in their skin care regimen. The face is a very important part of the body, not only because it is the first part of the body people see, but also because it is the most delicate part of the body which needs to be carefully nurtured to retain its youthful appearance and natural glow. A lot of people battle dryness, blemishes, acne, eczema and several other skin irritations on the face and this often results in frustration, depression and low self-esteem. The norm is to spend tons of money on different kinds of products with hopes of resolving the problem; but this often does more harm than good as it exposes the face to different chemicals which in turn aggravate the situation leading to early aging of the skin.
Fortunately, nature can help to reverse damages done to the skin. Several butters and oils are known to regenerate the skin, repairing scar tissues as well as damages done to several layers of the skin. In this post, I will like to share a simple face butter which packs on unlimited nutrients for the skin. Before I list the ingredients, I will like to dispel a very common myth for skin care products. This myth has lingered on for years and is the main reason for an influx of oil free products into the market. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that some people cannot bear the thought of adding oils onto their skin but for some, it is the best way to balance out the skin and regulate the secretion of oils from the skin. The skin does not feel the need to secret excess natural oils when you are giving it enough oils for moisture balance and retention. Hence the need to incorporate pure and natural oils into your overall skin care regimen.
For this recipe, you will need the following:
· Organic Tamanu butter (4oz)
· Organic Argan nut oil (1oz)
· Organic golden Jojoba oil (1oz)
· Organic sweet almond oil (1oz)
· Organic Castor oil (1oz)
· Organic Evening Primrose oil (1oz)
· Organic Apricot kernel oil (1oz)
· Organic Avocado oil (1oz)
· Organic grapeseed oil (1oz)
· Organic Rosehip oil (1oz)
· Organic macadamia nut oil (1oz)
I will briefly highlight some of the benefits of the ingredients listed above.
This is one of the lightest oils you will ever find. Most people that don’t like dealing with oils, find this oil quite approachable. It absorbs into the skin quickly. Grapeseed oil is filled with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the high amount of linoleic acid, it is ideal for blemish-prone skin.
Tamanu butter is made in different ways, it is important to be sure of the one you are buying. Our organic Tamanu butter is made from organic Tamanu oil and Organic Shea oil. Tamanu oil and Shea oil are both extensively researched and found to greatly heal damaged skin and prevent scarring. Tamanu oil has unique antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore great for blemish-prone skin.
Jojoba oil is a great oil because it is very similar to the skin’s own sebum. Therefore, it helps balance oil production in those with oily and combination skin. It balances oil production by making the skin produce less oil. It’s also packed with antioxidants and fatty acids to protect and moisturize skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
This light oil absorbs quickly yet moisturizes deeply. If you are like me, and are sensitive to strong smells, then you would love almond oil because it is almost odorless!
Apricot Kernel Oil
This oil is very similar to almond oil. It absorbs quickly and is extremely moisturizing. It also has little to no, scent.
This fast-absorbing oil known by many as “liquid gold” is known for increasing cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Argan oil is also rich in the phenols and carotenes, antioxidants that protect the skin from aging free-radical damage.
A fantastic oil that penetrates the skin quickly, rosehip oil is rich in the antioxidant vitamin C and has been linked to increased collagen production. Rosehip seed oil is also high in retinoic acid, which studies show reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and generally brightens skin.
This rich, moisturizing oil is packed with B vitamins as well as the antioxidant vitamins A and C. It’s especially great for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin.
After assembling your ingredients, no melting is required because Tamanu butter is a soft and silky butter. All you need to do is whip them up. You can add your desired essential oils. Personally, I prefer fragrance free face butters but you can incorporate lavender oil which works very well with the carrier oils in this mixture. Let us know how your mixture turns out in the comment section below.
If you have a tree nut allergy, you may need to avoid some of the oils and Tamanu butter or carefully check with your doctor before using it. For details on the other oils not elaborated upon here, see our blog post on ‘DIY body butters and the oils that make them pop’. If you would like to see how this is made, stay tuned to our blog.