Simple DIY Body Butter

Nourish and moisturize your skin with this easy DIY body butter recipe. Butters are a simple and effective method to carry essential oils into the skin, and have a variety of benefits themselves!

Consider making this as a gift for friends and family for any occasion.

The Recipe

What You'll Need



  1. Place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat. Place the butters in the glass bowl, and allow them to fully melt.
  2. Carefully remove the bowl (and melted butters) from the heat source. Add carrier oil and stir to combine the ingredients.
  3. At this point, the oil mixture should be cooler (along with the bowl). If not, allow it to rest for a few minutes. Then place the mixture in the fridge and allow it to solidify (Approximately 20-30 minutes)
  4. Once the mixture is opaque and a bit firm (not solid), remove from fridge and add the essential oil of choice.
  5. If you used cocoa butter in your body butter, then whisk the mixture with a fork until it appears “whipped.” If you used shea and/or mango butter in your body butter, then you can use the same technique with a fork, or use a stand mixer to “whip” the mixture.
  6. Scoop the body butter into a jar with a lid. Place the lid on the jar. Store the body butter at room temperature (out of sunlight). This mixture should last about six months, if bacteria isn’t introduced to the mixture via dirty hands.

Give it a try. We just know you’re going to love it! After, test out your own ideas and share with us. We’d love to hear your Real Oil Story!

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  1. I have a question. I am unfamiliar with what a carrier oil is. Please let me know. The butter recipe sounds interesting.

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