Body Butter Recipe

Whipped body butter recipe


Why make your own body butter? Why whip it? Those are the two most common questions when I tell people I make lotion. Once I got a very strange comment (from an adult), “You made lotion? What are you a witch?” We are so used to purchasing most of our products that some people cannot even conceive of the possibility of making their own. I first started making body butter, toothpaste, dry shampoo, lip balm and more because someone very close to me died from cancer. I began to be more aware of the dangers of the products we put on our skin or our bodies every day. Skin is our largest organ, and a lot of lotions on the shelf affect our hormone balance.



1 cup of shea butter

1 cup of coconut oil

½ cup of almond oil

½ cup of mango butter

about 40 drops of essential oils

1 tsp of vitamin e


1.     Combine the butters and coconut oil in a double boiler and melt completely

2.     Let cool

3.     Once cool place in refrigerator for about an hour

a.     It should become more solid, but not too hard to whip

4.     Add essential oil, and vitamin E

5.     Whip

6.     Distribute

This could make just over 48 ounces, or fill about six eight ounce mason jars. Tie a ribbon around it and you have a great present!!


Although the process is simple it can take a bit of effort and it can be a bit of a process so I like to make as much as possible at once. Let me know how it goes if you make it!