Homemade Body Butter Recipe [Video]

109 October 25, 2016 - DIY, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, Giveaways, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Skin care, Uncategorized, Videos

Be kind to your hard-working skin! This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter and coconut oil. We love its whipped consistency that goes on smoothly and feels light to the touch.

 Whipped Body Butter


  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion)
  • 15 drops of your favorite topical/aromatic essential oil (we love Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils)­


  1. Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
  6. Massage into dry skin!

** UPDATE **

Congratulations to our lucky giveaway winner, Melissa Furmanski! We truly appreciate everyone that shared their thoughts on what essential oils to include in their homemade body butter!


What essential oils will you try in your batch of body butter? Share your suggestions below for a chance to win a complete skincare package! One random commenter will receive Mirah Shave Oil, Shutran Shave Cream, Sensation Bath and Shower Gel, along with three 15-ml essential oils, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense! Retail value for these products is $225.65.

Giveaway rules:

  • To enter, simply comment on this post.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Thursday, November 3.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Friday, November 4.
  • Click here for official rules.



  • Kimberle O'Bryan March 20, 2017 - 10:13 pm Reply

    I’ve made this with the same oils and I added in a few drops of Rose oil too! Love the scent and all these oils are great for your skin! I’m very stingy with my rose oil, so anything I put it in has to feel really luxurious, and this does! 🌹❤️

  • Ronda Parker March 20, 2017 - 6:13 pm Reply

    Cedarwood and orange

  • Mikki robbins March 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm Reply

    I love this natural products and DIY

  • Beth O'Meara March 20, 2017 - 3:35 pm Reply

    Making this with valor and sacred Frank right now! Can’t wait!

  • Cyndi Petree March 20, 2017 - 1:52 pm Reply

    I love making coconut oil and solid cocoa butter with peppermint, orange, rosewood and lavender for a relaxing nighttime lotion.

  • Britney March 19, 2017 - 6:45 pm Reply

    Idaho Balsam fir and lavender to match my favorite bath salts concoction! <3

  • Wilma Colotti March 19, 2017 - 8:50 am Reply

    I am going out now to buy coconut oil! Plan on making this this afternoon.

  • Mary March 18, 2017 - 10:08 pm Reply

    Ylang ylang and orange. Heaven!

  • Corie March 18, 2017 - 5:12 am Reply

    I’d use Sandalwood, lavender, and orange. Can’t wait to use this recipe.

  • Kristen Marcera March 17, 2017 - 7:49 pm Reply

    So easy and great for your skin!

  • Myrna March 17, 2017 - 4:31 pm Reply

    This sounds wonderful. I have not had a chance to use the oils much so I’m going to try this one. Thanks.

  • Brandon Freeman March 17, 2017 - 1:56 pm Reply

    I use Frankincense, lavender, and geranium in my body butter. I love the smell and it leaves my skin so soft.

  • Brandon L. Miller March 17, 2017 - 8:35 am Reply

    I love tea tree, frankincense and lemon. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
    Makes my skin just feel and look amazing !

  • Katherine March 16, 2017 - 7:46 pm Reply

    I plan on using that exact combo! Also another with grapefruit!

  • Teia Lucas March 16, 2017 - 7:20 pm Reply

    Excited to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Love March 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm Reply

    I would try one of these: Rose, Gardenia or Almond essential oil.

  • Paula Jewell March 16, 2017 - 5:30 am Reply

    This recipe is amazing

  • Megan brimner March 15, 2017 - 9:43 am Reply

    I love the lavander!! That will definitely go in mine.

  • Darlene Pavone March 3, 2017 - 8:37 pm Reply

    I will make exactly that combination: Frankincense-love that on my skin! Cedarwood- it’s great with Frank, & Lavender-also great for skin, & balances out the woodsy aroma with a floral note!

  • Lisa Goodner February 7, 2017 - 5:25 pm Reply

    Valor is my next butter.

    • Debbie Robertson February 11, 2017 - 5:17 am Reply

      That sounds wonderful. I’m not good at mixing scents so you think valor alone or with another oil and if so what? Sorry for long question, I just thought this was brilliant.

  • SUSAN February 1, 2017 - 5:19 pm Reply

    My Sister and I are crafty witches lol however new to it all. I love this it is so simple yet rewarding , cannot wait to try this one !!

  • Aliasgar February 1, 2017 - 8:45 am Reply

    Just wonderful

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