DIY Homemade Body Butter

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Looking for an easy homemade gift? This homemade Body Butter is easy to make, and inexpensive too!

Homemade Body Butter

Items Needed:

6 oz Coconut Oil

2 oz Cocoa Butter

2 oz Essential Oil of Choice

Food Coloring (Optional)



Clean your container in warm soapy water and allow to dry.

While your container is drying melt both your coconut oil and cocoa butter. You can melt them over a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 20 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.

Once the oil and butter have melted, place them in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Do not place in freezer. Once the oils and butter are opaque, using a stand or hand mixer, beat on high for 4-5 minutes.


The mixture should become thick and creamy. If after 5 minutes of beating it doesn’t become thick, refrigerate for 5 more minutes and beat again.

Once the oils become creamy, refrigerate for 5 more minutes. After 5 minutes, add in your essential oil and food coloring and beat until well incorporated.


Once stiff peaks form, spoon into your clean container and seal. Will last up to 6 months in an airtight container.

To create a cute Ombre effect, add a little colorant and add some to the jar. Then, add a little more colorant before adding a little more the the jar. Keep repeating this process for as many layers as you would like.  



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  1. I love this idea! I love body butter but never thought of making my own. Would love for you to come share and my linky party

  2. Where do you get cocoa butter, I’d love to try this. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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