How to Make Soy Wax Hand and Body Butter to Rescue Winter Skin

Disclosure: This year I am serving as a Brand Ambassador for the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board which means I will be sharing the #ARSoyStory, all things Arkansas Soybeans as well as highlighting the partner restaurants for the #Kitchen|FieldsTableTour 2018. All opinions are my own.

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Heal dry, winter skin with a soy wax body butter you can make yourself.

It’s that time of year when the air is drier, we turn on our heaters, cozy up to fireplaces and possibly wash our hands a little more due to cold and flu season. All of these conditions make the perfect scenario for dry, itchy, cracking winter skin. You know what I’m talking about. It’s brutal.

Instead of purchasing a lotion at the store, here’s a recipe for you to make a batch of your own Winter Rescue Soy Wax Hand and Body Butter. This is nourishing and long lasting for hydrating winter skin conditions.

The body butters and lotions I purchased in the past never seemed to last long and ultimately seemed to make my skin more irritated. This Soy Wax Body Butter Recipe is soothing and long lasting

The Soy Wax is a natural moisturizer and is perfect for sealing in moisture a in your skin. Unlike Beeswax, Soy Wax is softer and creamier. And Soy Wax is vegan. 

Ingredients and Materials

  • 1 cup Soy Wax (cosmetic grade)
  • 1 Cup Shea Butter
  • 1-1.25 cups Coconut Oil
  • Essential Oil (optional) I used Geranium and Peppermint
  • 3-4, 8 ounce jars
  1. In a double boiler, melt the soy wax over medium-high heat until melted and clear.
  2. Add shea butter and stir as it melts into the soy wax.
  3. Mix in coconut oil and essential oils. Stir until melted and blended.
  4. Pour into jars and set until firm.
  5. Enjoy.

Yield: 3-4, 8 ounce jars

Make enough for your bathroom sinks, kitchen sink, and your bedside table.  And this recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family.  

Soybean Wax is a naturally moisturizing and ecologically sound choice for a moisturizing hand and body butter base. Soybeans are used in food, cosmetics, skincare and industrial products. It indeed is the miracle bean. Look for domestically-sourced, cosmetic-grade soybean wax from soybeans grown in the U.S.

Soybeans are the largest row crop in Arkansas. In 2016, 3.1 million acres of soybeans produced 146 million bushels of valued at $1.5 billion. And I see these beautiful beans grown right in my backyard.

I had no idea how much I would enjoy using Soy Wax so much. I’ve tested five batches of this Winter Rescue Body Butter on myself and selected my blogging friends across Arkansas. The reviews and feedback has been positive and glowing.

Here’s My Winter Rescue Hand and Body Butter Supply List

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Soy Wax (Cosmetic Grade)
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil

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When you make this hand and body butter, use the hashtag #ARSoyStory to share with Arkansas Soybean Producers how you are using their miracle bean.

Learn more about Arkansas Soybeans at TheMiracleBean.com.

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Have you ever made your own body butter? If you make it, let me know how you liked it.