How To Make Your Own Body Butter: Luxurious Body Butter That Your Skin Will Love

This post was most recently updated on March 18th, 2020

This is a very simple go-to recipe for an old fashioned whipped body butter. It is really easy to make your own body butter at home.

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This body butter recipe is so great for very dry skin, or just on your hands after gardening. Making skincare products at home can be quick and simple! This is a totally natural, hypoallergenic body butter recipe.

I got in to making natural skin care years ago when my babies reacted to the so called “mild” baby soaps. This DIY whipped butter is a firm fave of mine.

This is a nice easy and satisfying introduction to making your own body care items at home and it makes a wonderful homemade Christmas or birthday gift for someone.

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Make your own body butter: Easy DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe

For this you will need:

Shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil and (optional) essential oils

STEP ONE

In a pot melt together 50g/2oz of Shea Butter and 50g/2oz  Coconut Oil.  Add 1 Tablespoon of Almond Oil or Apricot oil.

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STEP TWO

Optional – add 5 drops of your favourite essential oil- I like Lavender. Mix well and put in the fridge to cool until just starting to set around the edges, but the middle is still soft.

STEP THREE

Whip the mixture with a beater until light and creamy. Don’t eat it, it looks delicious, but it isn’t.


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STEP FOUR

Use a scraper and put into a small jar. The whipped body butter will last at least 12 months.

Keep below 25 C/80 F Degrees.

If the body butter melts don’t panic, it is still usable, but it will lose its whipped-ness. You can re-whip it, or just use it as it is anyway.


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This whipped body butter recipe is perfect for eczema or other dry skin conditions. Use it liberally 1-6 times per day as required.

As with all new skin care products, test on a little area first and check you don’t react to the ingredients before slathering it everywhere!

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Make your own body butter – notes

Make sure that you store it somewhere under 25 Celsius/80 F or it will melt. If it does melt, you can simply re-whip it again, it won’t be ruined, I promise.

Feel free to mess around with different flavor combinations – I like plain lavender, especially as a baby bedtime massage. Orange and vanilla is another great combo!

Do you make your own body butter? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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4 thoughts on “How To Make Your Own Body Butter: Luxurious Body Butter That Your Skin Will Love”

  1. I made this, then melted it again and added a bit of cocoa butter and just a tad of beeswax … it is lovely. I added a very light bright scent which complements the smells of the raw cocoa butter and shea butter.

    In fact this is a major part of my Yule gifts this year.

    I am an amputee and this is so wonderful on my residual limb that is in a prosthetic device all day every day.

    Thanks for the recipe

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    • I do it just as the edges are set but the middle is kind of like soft butter to poke. Much more set than that and you will get those gritty lumps in it. You can resolve that by re-melting and re-setting, or just ignoring them 🙂

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