DIY Beauty | Homemade Body Butter

Follow these easy steps to create your own customized, waterless body moisturizer! A little goes a long way!

What You’ll Need

  • Double Boiler
  • Kitchen Stand Mixer
  • Measuring Cups
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • 1-2 Glass Storage Jars


  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Olive, Almond, Jojoba or any healthy oil
  • About 25-30 drops (Total) Essential Oils, Any Variety


  • Always use the highest quality of fresh, organic ingredients when possible.
  • Most materials + ingredients can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs or on Amazon.
  • Use raw, pure, extra virgin + first cold pressed oils if you can.
  • Try Scent Combo: Sweet Orange + Vanilla Essential Oils.


  1. Melt shea butter + coconut oil in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat + let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in EVOO + essential oils.
  4. Wait until oils start to partially solidify, then whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved.
  5. Store in a clean, glass jar.

Why It’s Good For You

  • SHEA BUTTER – deeply moisturizing, has healing, anti-inflammatory + antioxidant properties, including Vitamins A + E which fight wrinkles + fine lines. It also protects, strengthens + regenerates skin cells.
  • COCONUT OIL – loaded with Vitamin E + fatty acids like lauric acid, myristic acid, capric acid + many more which are anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing + anti-bacterial. It’s an antibiotic, multivitamin + nourishing multi-nutrient moisturizer all in one!
  • OLIVE OIL – one of the most sought after and easily accessible natural oils for skin care, contains linoleic acid – a compound not made by the body that prevents water from evaporating on the skin. This heavy-duty moisturizer is full of antioxidants such as vitamins A + E, polyphenols + phytosterols. These antioxidants help neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage. Olive oil also contains squalene  + trace amounts of chlorophyll.

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    April 5, 2020 at 4:27 am

    It looks marvelous! I want to try it!

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