Homemade Body Butter With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil

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Last Updated on July 3, 2019 by Tracy

Grab your favorite essential oils and a few other all natural ingredients and you are on your way to making your own homemade body butter. DIY Body Butter is better and less expensive than store bought.

Homemade Body Butter With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil

Homemade Body Butter With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil

Shea Butter, REAL Shea Butter is some the best lotion I have ever found.  Coconut Oil also has amazing benefits and a bunch of uses, in fact, when I was writing up my 34 Uses of Coconut Oil, I pointed out Coconut Oil is a great ingredient in making your own lotion.

I usually buy amazing Shea Butter concoctions from a small store in St. Augustine, but when we visited this year, I learned that they closed.  You can still order online, but it’s harder to do in the summer months since natural ingredients have a tendency to melt.  And since we live in Florida and the temps are over 80 already, I like to do my ordering in winter.  Long story short, I made my own!

WHAT?  Now, for some of you – you are saying “Yeah, I do that all the time…” But this was a big deal for me, I have never made my own lotions!  But, it is so easy and you only need three ingredients and about 10 minutes.  Who knew?  Now we all do ๐Ÿ˜‰

Homemade Body Butter

Here is how you make your Homemade Body Butter.  You can use no essential oils, or any that you like!  The scent is entirely up to you and your preference.  I used a citrus blend of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit…I love it, it’s light and perfect for Spring and Summer.

Homemade Body Butter With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil
Recipe Type: Beauty
Author: Tracy @ HavingFunSaving.com
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Homemade Body Butter is actually very easy and inexpensive to make. Plus, you know exactly what the ingredients are! Grab this Homemade Body Butter recipe!
  • 3/4 cup raw shea butter
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 10-15 drops your favorite essential oil if desired
  • *You don’t have to use the exact measurements above, I like using 3 parts shea, 1 part coconut oil
  1. Warm coconut oil in the microwave in a glass bowl until hot
  2. Put the shea butter in a plastic bowl (or easier clean up) and pour the coconut oil in
  3. Mix well with spoon or fork
  4. Add in your essential oils if desired
  5. Transfer to a jar or air tight container
  6. Enjoy!
You can whip your lotion for a lighter mixture, but honestly, the idea of the extra clean up of my hand mixer and extra bowls deterred me for making it that way. I am just as happy with it this way!

This Homemade Body Butter would also make for a great gift idea, I store mine in the Half Pint Mason Jars and it’s perfect!

Where to buy the ingredients:

  • Raw Shea Butter – Amazon
  • Organic Coconut Oil – Amazon
  • Essential Oils
  • Half Pint Jars – any retail store or on Amazon

Easy DIY Body Butter

Have you ever made Homemade Body Butter before?  What were your favorite ingredients?

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17 thoughts on “Homemade Body Butter With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil

  1. This is genius! I love body butter in the summer months, especially on beach days, but like you, my favorite store closed down and I found myself stocking up online. I love the idea of making my own. What a great idea! What essential oils do you use?

    1. I used a mixture of oils from Doterra – I used a few drops of: lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and Balance ๐Ÿ™‚ All in all, I ended up using the 15 drops because my Shea was definitely an over-powering scent at first.

  2. I love this idea! This would be perfect to calm my itchy pregnant skin, what is it about pregnancy that makes your whole body itchy?!

    1. I remember that! It’s that your skin is stretching out – be sure to use a great lotion…like this body butter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I love body butter, Even the name sounds moisturizing. Most that I’ve tried feel sticky or greasy. I’ll have to try this. Thanks!

  4. I have never even thought about making my own but this doesn’t look too terribly difficult and it sure looks very luxurious.

  5. I could really use this because in the winter, my skin stays so dry and I haven’t been able to find anything to keep it moisturized.

  6. This is awesome, the body butter I buy is natural and a bit expensive but I could save so much just by making it myself.

  7. I could do with something like this on my poor winter legs & feet before we start to bare all!

  8. I haven’t made my own body butter…yet! My daughter and I experimented with manuka honey & propolis lip balm. We’re still trying to work out a formula that we like.

    1. So glad to hear it!! What essential oils did you use? I am due to make another batch soon myself!

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