Don't just blindly whip up a hair butter and start using it for your body too. You should investigate whether the butters, carrier oils and essential oils that you are using are the best ones for skin.
Remember that hair is dead matter and skin is living so you will feel the differences in oils a lot more on your skin than you would on hair.
Whenever I get a new oil I run it over my skin to see how well it absorbs, how thin or thick it is, how greasy and so on and sometimes I get surprised.
For instance, I was surprised that apricot oil seems to just glide over my skin without being soaked in. And I was even more surprised at how well baobab oil was absorbed by skin - we have lots of baobab trees in Malawi (my country of origin) and when you see one of those menacing trees you would never imagine how moisturizing its oil is.
My DIY Hair Recipes use the best ingredients for hair and they may not necessarily be the best for skin. They will be good for skin as butter and oils normally are but they may not be the best.
Importantly, if you make a body butter you should use essential oils to either:
I can't vouch for that as I myself have never had cellulite just a few stretch marks here and there. Below is a table that I created for you - it show how the essential oils in my hair recipes can impact the mood or body:
TABLE: Essential Oil Benefits To The Body
All the essential oils in the table are great for hair - I use them in my DIY Hair Recipes a lot.
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