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Make Your Own Body Butter ~ Easy and Economical

Making your own body butter is so much easier than you’d think. Sure, you can find more complicated recipes on line, but I’m all about keeping it simple. This versatile, one-main-ingredient recipe will have your skin silky smooth in no time flat. And, with this a few simple adjustments you can have a lotion that meets your needs without all the yucky chemicals or expense.


How to make your own body butter

Main Ingredient (See Notes, Tips, and Variations for optional add-ins)

1 cup Coconut Oil (in solid form)

1T olive oil (use extra light if you have it to avoid the green-ish color olive oil can have)

1T Aloe Vera gel (optional, but it helps the coconut oil stay softer, even in colder temps)


Body Butter Directions

Place coconut oil in a bowl.  Do NOT melt it first, or it won’t whip up well.

Using a hand held mixer, beat oil for about 5 minutes. If the body butter is the consistency you like then you’re done! If not, whip a bit longer.

Notes, tips, and variations!

*  Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil for extra skin nourishment.

*  For an invigorating lotion, add 5 -10 drops of peppermint essential oil.

*  For a relaxing lotion, add 5 -10 drops of lavender essential oil.

*  Need a chest rub during cold season? Add 5 – 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 5 – 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.

*  Mixing your body butter in the same container you’ll be using for storage will save time and clean up. If you’ll be using a small-mouthed jar, simply use one attachment on your mixer…it should fit right into the opening.

* Adjust the amount of coconut oil and whipping time to meet your needs.

* Keep in mind that coconut oil changes consistency based on temperature. To ensure that your body butter stays firm, store in a cool area as coconut liquifies at temps over 76º.  Use within 60 days for best results.


For more great coconut oil based recipes for your health and hygiene, check out these articles:

Make Your Own Toothpaste

Make Your Own Exfolliating Scrub (Only 2 Ingredients!)

Make Your Own Vapor Rub

Make Your Own Chapstick

Make Your Own Deodorant

Make Your Own Brown Sugar Body Scrub

And this awesome testimony about oil pulling for oral hygiene:

Oil Pulling: A Personal Testimony

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.

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15 Responses to Make Your Own Body Butter ~ Easy and Economical

  1. Suzie@homemaker-mom January 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Wow I had no idea it was this easy to make my own! #friendshipfriday

  2. Terri Presser November 22, 2014 at 5:03 am #

    This sounds just great and a wonderful idea for gifts. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  3. Carrie November 20, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    I can’t wait to try this! My infant has such dry cheeks right now and I would so prefer to use a natural alternative to baby lotion!

    • Pat November 20, 2014 at 11:38 am #

      Carrie, I’ll bet this would be really helpful, and I would love to hear your results! The only thing I would recommend is to use organic coconut oil…Candy’s daughter had some reaction to the “regular” stuff they sell at the store, but when she tried it with the organic stuff, it cleared up. And you definitely don’t want to mess around with sensitive baby skin… Hope this does the trick – I absolutely LOVE it 🙂

  4. JES November 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this easy recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Just my style, natural and quick 😉

  5. Karren Haller November 12, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    When I saw the photo in the Linky I thought t was meringue, this looks so moisturizing, my skin is always so dry. I love how versatile it is as well. Thanks for sharing on Fridays Features this past weekend!!!
    Have a great day!!

  6. Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas November 10, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Found you on “The Art of Home” and had to visit because I’ve been looking for a great homemade lotion. Thanks!

  7. Dawn November 7, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    This is fantastic! I tried to make some lotion using my beeswax and honey and melting shey butter and… it was just crazy. I like simple and this is perfect!


    • Candy November 8, 2014 at 10:23 am #

      I’ve heard from other ladies who’ve used the recipes with multiple ingredients/steps and they’ve had good results, but they never work out for me. This recipe is one that even I can handle. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

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