Homemade Coconut Oil Body Butter

Have you ever tried making your own homemade coconut oil body butter? Once you do, you won’t use any other body butter! The great thing about this is that you can use any different essential oils to make it the fragrance you love! Continue reading to get our DIY body butter recipe.

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Image shows the final Homemade Coconut Oil Body Butter from the recipe in this blog post from Kids Activities Blog
You won’t believe how good and easy this recipe is!

Homemade Coconut Oil Body Butter RECIPE

I get really flaky skin during the winter months, so I use peppermint in my body butter because I love everything peppermint! But once it starts to warm up and summer starts to show its beautiful sunny head, I switch to using either lavender or lemon essential oil as they make a great addition to my personal care routine – did I mention the nice scent too?!

All of these scents, along with other melted ingredients, make an amazing body butter that’s creamy, and leaves your legs moisturized and smooth! This is seriously the best recipe I’ve tried that makes my skin feel soft. In fact, it’s the only thing that works for me in the winter months.

The best thing about this coconut oil recipe is that you can make either small batches or a big jar of coconut oil. Since the main ingredient (organic coconut oil) has a long shelf life, you can make your own body butter and keep it for a long time – months even.

Making your own skin moisturizers is great to avoid skin irritation as you know exactly what kind of ingredients you’re using, making it perfect for people with sensitive skin.

How to Make Coconut Oil Body Butter

Supplies You Need:

Instructions:

Step 1 – Combine all ingredients in a double boiler.

Step 2 – Heat until everything is melted.

Step 3 – Place in the refrigerator and let the mixture cool for an hour.

Step 4 – When the mixture is starting to solidify around the edges, place it in your stand mixer and mix on high. It should start forming into a whipped coconut oil body butter type consistency in about 5 minutes.

Step 5 – Keep it in your glass jar and use it after showering every day.

Yield: 1

Homemade Coconut Oil Body Butter

Make your own homemade coconut oil body butter with your favorite essential oils!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 1 Cup Shea Butter (I bought on Amazon)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 8 Drops of Your Favorite Essential Oil
  • Mason Jars

Tools

  • Double boiler

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a double boiler.
  2. Heat until everything is melted.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and let the mixture cool for an hour.
  4. When the mixture is starting to solidify around the edges, place it in your stand mixer and mix on high. It should start forming into a whipped coconut oil body butter type consistency in about 5 minutes.
  5. Keep it in your glass jar and use it after showering every day.

Notes

Store the Body Butter in a glass container for up to six months in a dry place, and keep it out of the kid’s reach.

Image shows the top part of the coconut oil body butter, using essential oils, with a recipe from Kids Activities Blog
Use different essential oils to mix up the smell and benefits of your body butter.

How to preserve your handmade coconut body lotion

Store the Body Butter in a glass container for up to six months in a dry place, and keep it out of the kid’s reach.

The first time I made this I thought it looked way too delicious to rub on my legs, I mean it does kind of look like whip cream! But I promise it doesn’t taste like it, and it’s certainly not as sticky! It’s a true body butter that works like magic on your dry skin!

Image shows a collage of the homemade body butter coconut oil recipe from Kids Activities Blog
Finally, a coconut oil body butter with a sweet smell!

Although I love lavender essential oil, you can use the essential oils of your choice as they have different benefits. For example, orange essential oil helps reduce skin conditions like acne, helps relieve inflammation, and of course, it adds a pleasant scent. On the other hand, ylang ylang essential oil has anti-fungal properties so it’s a perfect ingredient for prevention. You probably already have your favorite essential oils, so just try them out!

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Which essential oils did you use to make this homemade coconut oil body butter? 

3 Comments

  1. I have never used coconut oil for the babies. Though I have used coconut oil for vanishing wrinkles. But now I have known that how to use the coconut oil for babies. I am going to taught my daughter this trick who is blesses by a baby girl Allie.

  2. The body butter hardened up after I put them in jars. Do you know what I did wrong?

  3. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Sandy! What is the temperature/ atmosphere (humidity, etc.) of the room you’re storing it in?

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