Lately, I’ve been exploring natural skin care products, and getting to enjoy some amazing body butter has definitely made the experience extra lovely.
Viktoria is the mom and homesteader behind a new Etsy shop called Hannah’s Homestead Shop. She named the shop after her young daughter, Hannah, and loves involving her in the process of creating and using homemade products.
She kindly sent me two of her body butters to try and I positively fell in love with them! The first is a jojoba and argan butter blend and it seriously smells like you just walked in to a NATURAL version of Bath & Body Works! It is a really strong and pleasant smell. I’ve enjoyed applying it on my feet many times now and a few times on my legs after shaving. There are also a number of other ways to use body butter:
- it is an intense moisturizer, great for very dry skin, especially rough areas like elbows and knees
- it can be used in your hair to smooth flyaways or as a deep conditioner
- it is perfect for a nails, fingers, and hand massage
The other body butter she sent me is a mix of cranberry, acai, coconut, argon, olive oil, jojoba, shea and cocoa butter. To me, it smells even better than her other one (if that’s possible). I absolutely love it! The scent is not quite as strong so I am able to put it in my hair and on my hands/cuticles without it overwhelming me. I have liked switching from using conditioner after shampooing to simply applying a bit of body butter throughout my hair and on the ends.
As I believe I’ve mentioned before, I also enjoy doing a simple and relaxing hand massage using techniques from this video, and Viktoria’s body butter makes a great base to use. There are many other uses of body butter as well. I found this article especially helpful. Just a few of them are: cuticle softener, after shaving leg balm, and soften dry patches. :)
Hannah’s Homestead Shop offers homemade soaps and bath salts as well. Her products are lovely, natural and homemade. Definitely check it out if you’re in the market for some natural pampering! ♥
Do you love body butter? What’s your favorite way to use it?