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DIY: Body Butter

abykm91 April 29, 2014

Written by Ashlee Bradshaw and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in January of 2024. 

Our skin is our largest organ; it is the first thing people see when they look at us, so people tend to want to take good care of it. If you’ve read Earthley’s Skin Care Guide, you know the problem with skin care products today is that many contain toxic chemicals that actually do more harm than good.

If you don’t want to pay a small fortune for safer skincare alternatives (Earthley has an amazing and affordable skincare line), you can easily make your own skincare products at home with a few key ingredients. This DIY body butter is the perfect recipe to help keep your skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It even helps with the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

About the Ingredients

Cocoa butter is well known for the prevention and reduction of stretch marks, cocoa butter is a prime ingredient in skin care. Cocoa butter is also great for skin conditioning and moisturizing. It is high in antioxidants, eliminating free radicals that cause skin to appear aged and stressed.

Shea butter is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It is also known for its skin moisturizing and strengthening abilities. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and protects skin against sunburn.

Coconut oil works as a skin moisturizer and eliminates skin irritations and rashes. It also has a natural SPF of 5.

Vitamin E  has been used for healing scars for years. It is also rich in antioxidants and helps regenerate damaged tissue.

Lavender essential oil works as a moisturizer for the skin. It helps regenerate damaged tissue and reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

DIY Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients & Materials:

  • Glass jar or container
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup vitamin E
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions:

Step 1: Fill a pan halfway up with water.

Step 2: Place on the stove burner on a medium setting.

Step 3: Add coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and vitamin E oil to a glass bowl.

Step 4: Place the glass bowl in the pan on the stove, creating a double boiler.

Step 5: Stir ingredients and allow a few minutes to melt and mix together.

Step 6: Once the ingredients have melted, remove the glass bowl from the pan and place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 7: Remove from refrigerator and add lavender drops to the ingredients.

Step 8: Mix (whip) together with a mixer.

Step 9: Scrape whipped body butter into a glass container with a rubber scraper and enjoy!

Have you ever tried making a DIY Body Butter?

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3 Comments

  1. This recipe sounds awesome. Would you happen to know the shelf life of the Body Butter?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • I have had mine for quite a few months now and it is still going strong. I would say to follow the shelf life labeled on the ingredients you use. 🙂

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