I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE body butter! However there is a problem PRICE!! I have bought jars between $20-30 before which to me is just crazy! Today’s post will share a diy essential oil body butter which gives you the wonderful moisturizing effects of store-bought butter but for a fraction of the price!
If you have read my posts before then you know I am all about super simple diy projects like my essential oil sugar scrub, essential oil bath bombs and essential oil play dough! Today’s isn’t quite so easy… it involves a stove and takes about 15-20 minutes to make but I promise it is wonderful! Also if I can make it then anyone can… I burn grilled cheese for goodness sake!
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Before we get to the recipe I would just like to make a note that this body butter is extremely oily once applied. I would wait 1o-15 minutes to get dressed after applying the essential oil body butter! With this less is definitely more!
DIY Moisturizing Essential Oil Body Butter
What You Need:
1 cup of Shea Butter
½ cup of Coconut Oil
½ cup of Olive Oil
35-40 drops of Essential Oil (I used equal parts of lemon and lime)
A glass container for storage
How to Make It:
1) Melt the shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil together in a pot on the stove top. Set to low/medium heat (I had it at 4 on my stove).
2) Once the ingredients have melted to a liquid, remove from heat and allow to cool until partly set. I transferred the liquid into a bowl and put it in the freezer for 20 minutes. Note: I left mine in for like 40 minutes as time got away from me. I was worried as it was quite hard on the top however once I ran my spoon along the outside I realized it was just the top layer that was hard. I just broke it up and started mixing from there.
3) Add the essential oils to the bowl
4) Use a hand mixer and whip the ingredients for about 3 minutes until the body butter comes close to the consistency of butter cream frosting.
5 Place in a glass jar and use as you wish!
Note: This body butter takes a while to absorb into your skin and you definitely do not want to apply it before putting your clothes on as I would imagine the oil could stain your clothes.
Now that you have the recipe, where do you plan to store it? On a scrap of paper? Pinterest? Written on whatever was near you at the time? I was always finding great essential oil recipes but didn’t have a place to store them! This resulted in scraps of paper that often got lost or pinterest pins that got buried on my boards. So I decided to solve this problem by creating my Essential Oil Toolkit & Recipe Journal! Take a sneak peak at the video below and if you like what you see, purchase your copy as a paperback book or PDF printable HERE!
There you have it, somewhat easy diy essential oil body butter!
What scent will you use to make your essential oil body butter?