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12 Decadent Homemade Body Butter Recipes: Heaven in a Jar

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When your skin is screaming out for some love, DIY body butter is sure to please. Making homemade body butter just requires a few ingredients, but essential oils can be added for additional soothing and healing properties. I know you'll love these body butter recipes!

My skin has been crazy dry the last few months, so this morning I decided to whip up a few remedies for this. I pulled out a few of my favorite body butter recipes and got busy.

I started with the Wellness Mama's Organic Homemade Lotion recipe (find below) using almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax and cocoa butter. This recipe is super easy. The longest part was just waiting for the beeswax and cocoa butter to melt.

The results looks more like a balm than a lotion, but it absorbs really well.

Then I moved on to Mommypotamus’ recipe for Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter. Sounds like something you can eat… At least my daughter thought so. She kept asking for a bite. This recipe is a bit more involved than the previous and dirtied a lot more dishes, but the end result was pretty sweet.

Body butter is so fun to make and the end result is truly decadent.

jar of homemade body butter

Are you interested in making your own body butter?

The heavenly recipes below are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

But first…. What will you need to make your own body butter?

Where to Find Ingredients for Body Butter Recipes

There are a few staple ingredients that you may need when making these delectable recipes. Most can be found quite easily on Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs.

We also have a large library of natural ingredients here.

Where to Purchase Quality Essential Oils:

When I first began using Essential Oils, my focus was on finding the cheapest price. I would scour the web and Amazon comparing prices for individual oils.

But, I have since learned, that with Essential Oils, cheaper isn’t always better.

I know where the grass fed meat I feed my family comes from along with the fresh produce I buy from local farmers.

Now on to the recipes…

Wellness Mama's Organic Homemade Lotion

Wellness Mama’s Organic Homemade Lotion
Wellness Mama’s Organic Homemade Lotion

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Bronzing Whipped Body Butter

Bronzing Whipped Body Butter
Bronzing Whipped Body Butter

What's better than a luscious body butter that's also a bronzer?

For this recipe you will need:

 Find the complete recipe here.

3 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter

3 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter
3 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter

What could be simpler that just 3 ingredients?

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe

Not only is this DIY recipe so simple and easy to make, but you're going to love the smell as well. If you're looking for a lovely body butter that is natural and simple, this is the one for you. 

Find the complete whipped mango body butter recipe here.

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter
Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

The only ingredient absolutely necessary for this recipe is:

How sweet is that?

Find the complete recipe here.

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Whipped Body Butter Recipe

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Simple Shea Body Butter Recipe

Simple Shea Body Butter Recipe
Simple Shea Body Butter Recipe

This is another recipe that only uses 3 ingredients. I love it!

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter
Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter

This body butter looks good enough to eat. I know because I just made it and had to resist taking a lick. 🙂

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Peppermint Body Butter

Peppermint Body Butter
Peppermint Body Butter

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

White Chocolate Peppermint Body Butter

White Chocolate Peppermint Body Butter
White Chocolate Peppermint Body Butter

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Magnesium Body Butter

Magnesium Body Butter
Magnesium Body Butter

For this recipe you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

Jessica's Scrumptious Homemade Body Butter

Jessica’s Scrumptious Homemade Body Butter
Jessica’s Scrumptious Homemade Body Butter

For this recipe, you will need:

Find the complete recipe here.

I hope you've been inspired to whip up some of your own body butter! Please come back and share you body butter experiences! I would love to hear about them!

Linda Seaborn

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

I want to measure by weight but how much does a cup of mango butter weigh? A cup of coconut oil? Thanks for the recipes.

cathy

Friday 19th of February 2021

I notice a lot of DYI's out there use Coconut. So I'm going to put this out their. Coconut clogs your pours, Its not good. Try Babassui oil its just as good I think better, It is an alternative to Coconut oils/Butters. There is a saying what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it, A lot of women know this but not all. Please educate your self. Also when ever you add water/Aloe Gel or juice to a butter or lotion you need a preservative. There are a lot of organic ones out their. This is just to inform you so you don't get mold or fungus in your products and get sick. You can't see these poisons in your products unless your looking for them. Use a spoon if you don't want to add a natural preservative. But who doesn't put their wet or dirty fingers in the butters? This happened to me so be careful. Be Smart.

Lenora

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Love the body butter recipes but any the you have water or aloe vera don't you need a preservatives so it does not grow cooties?

nelma

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

i'd love to, but we are in a tropical country. i'm afraid it would melt, (and i dnt want to get it fr out ref either) any thoughts?

Udeme

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

What can I substitute cocoa butter with?

Mindy Benkert

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

You could use shea butter or mango butter if you have those.

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