This is one of the easiest body butters to make. It is a true “butter”. Creamy, light, nourishing. It goes on a bit greasy at first but absorbs quickly. In hot weather, leave in fridge as there are no stabilizers. No chemicals, no water, no preservatives, no colouring, no hard to find ingredients, and no emulsifiers needed.

This project is good for all ages. I did this project with my grandkids ages 2-9 with no problems at all. They were so excited, they couldn’t stop putting it on when we were done.

Bottom Line: Easy to find ingredients, inexpensive, easy and quick to make, safe, edible (small kids tend to try), don’t need special equipment. Makes awesome gifts

Homemade Body Butter


  • 1 cup hard oils: shea butter, cocoa butter, palm oil, coconut oil, mango butter, etc.
  • 3/4 cup liquid oils: use our pre-mixed Premium Massage Oil or any combination of olive oil, sweet almond, apricot oil, jojoba, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, etc.
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil or fragrance oil of choice
  • NOTE: food colouring (or other water-based colouring) will not work for this oil-based recipe

Essential Oil Suggestions:

Fragrance Oil Suggestions:


  1. Place 1 cup hard oil(s) in sauce pan and melt
  2. Add 3/4 cup of liquid oil(s) to sauce pan and stir
  3. When completely melted and combined, add scent if desired
  4. Cool in fridge until almost hard
  5. Mash with fork and then use a stick blender / hand blender / electric stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy
  6. Fill containers of choice
  7. Store in cool, dry place. Refrigerate if weather is hot

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