Homemade Body Butter Recipe [Video]

114 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.
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  • Denise April 24, 2017 - 10:46 am Reply

    Love Stress Away in this butter!!! So natural and I receive complements each time a use it!!

  • Sam April 18, 2017 - 1:28 am Reply

    Hi – is it possible to replace the coconut oil? If yes, what could I use? I don’t like the smell of cocount oil. Thanks

    • Young Living April 21, 2017 - 2:28 pm Reply

      Hi Sam, Currently we have not tested this recipe without coconut oil. However you are more than welcome to try it with a similar vegetable derived oil. Let us know how it goes!

  • Lindsey April 15, 2017 - 3:49 am Reply

    The ingriedents state 15 drops of essential oil, but if I chose 2-3 different oils would I put 15 drops of each one? Or 15 drops total?
    That is probably a stupid question and I’m too blind and blonde to realize. Haha sorry in advance!

    • Young Living April 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm Reply

      Haha Hey Lindsey! Good question! You would still do 15 drops in total (or more if you want a more potent body butter). For example you would use 5 drops of 3 different oils to amount to 15 drops to the mixture. Have fun experimenting with the different blends you want to create and let us know how it turns out. Hope that helps!

  • Terri April 14, 2017 - 11:08 am Reply

    why does it seem my lotion is too oily? It melts on contact.

    • Young Living April 19, 2017 - 12:24 pm Reply

      Hey Terri. It could be that the butter did not get cold enough before it was whipped. The body butter should easily melt though so that it can proper hydrate your skin. You might want to try chilling the mixture again and re-whipping it. Hope that helps!

  • Misty Smith April 9, 2017 - 6:41 am Reply

    Could you use African Shea bitter instead or cocoa butter?

    • Young Living April 11, 2017 - 8:58 am Reply

      Hi Misty, Thanks for stopping by! We feel that African Shea Butter would be a good replacement for the Cocoa Butter as it is also vegetable derived. Please let us know how it works for you!

  • Katie Thompson April 8, 2017 - 3:10 pm Reply

    Lavender, patchouli, mint and sweet orange takes me to my happy place.

  • Donna April 8, 2017 - 10:54 am Reply

    I currently use Patchouli, Lavender and Lemongrass or Tea Tree with organic coconut oil, will definitely try with this recipe! Thanks, sounds amazing!

  • Jackie April 7, 2017 - 10:27 am Reply

    I’m having a difficult time getting mixture to whip into peaks..mixer was on hi for 10 min. & the consistency is is like cake batter. Any suggestions on how to thicken it up?
    Thank you 😉

    • Young Living April 7, 2017 - 10:51 am Reply

      Hey Jackie. It sometimes helps to chill it because it can get hotter from the friction when it mixes. Hope that helps and it works!

  • Juie April 7, 2017 - 5:33 am Reply

    My lotion does not stay creamy, I always have to heat it in the microwave to get it to where I can use it again. What am I doing wrong?

    • Young Living April 7, 2017 - 4:34 pm Reply

      Hey Julie! Sorry that the lotion isn’t the consistency you want. It could be that when you first made the lotion it was not mixed long enough. Maybe try mixing it again in a bowl and see if that changes the texture. Not being there for the entire process it is hard to say. Hope that helps!

  • Christina Birdsong March 31, 2017 - 7:21 pm Reply

    I make my body butter with coconut oil, cocoa butter and peppermint, for a revitalizing, energy boosting cream to start your day, or to refresh you after a hard day’s work.

  • Terry March 31, 2017 - 9:22 am Reply

    I love purification mixed with lavender 💜! Simply amazing and people always comment on the scent!!

  • Sue Shelton March 29, 2017 - 7:38 am Reply

    Awesome! I would try a citrus smell as well along with peppermint!

  • April Accomando March 26, 2017 - 8:58 pm Reply

    Will be making this this week, think I’ll try a little lemon EO

  • Tina J. March 26, 2017 - 12:24 pm Reply

    I am making this now and it won’t whip. I let it sit in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Any ideas? Help!

    • Young Living March 28, 2017 - 11:59 am Reply

      Hey Tina! Sorry the body butter was not whipping how you wanted and that we didn’t get back to you right away. It could be that the butter wasn’t cool enough or that the mixer setting needed to be higher. Were you able to get it to the consistency that you wanted?

  • Janet Thomas March 25, 2017 - 8:52 pm Reply

    Body butter with panaway take the soreness away.

  • Diane Nicholls March 25, 2017 - 11:19 am Reply

    I think I will try Lavender, lemon and sweet orange. Can’t wait to try it!

  • 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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