Easy Homemade Body Butter

We spend hundreds of dollars a year on special lotions and creams to make our skin look and feel better, but how about making something at home for a fraction of the cost that is even better for you?  This Easy Homemade Body Butter is a great way to quench your thirsty skin as well as an excellent gift item to give for Mother’s Day, Teachers Appreciation Gifts or just because!

Easy Homemade Body Butter




½ Cup Cocoa Butter

½ Cup Shea Butter

½ Cup Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Vitamin E oil

Essential Oil of Choice

1 Tbsp Cornstarch (Optional)

Airtight Container

Stand or Hand Mixer



  • In a double boiler, combine cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt over low heat.
  • Once everything is melted, allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Add in essential oil and cornstarch and beat on high speed, for 5-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • Place back in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
  • Place in a clean, dry airtight jar and enjoy!


Pick up a few decorative jars or containers at your local dollar store and put this luxurious but Easy Homemade Body Butter in them with a personalized label and gift to the ladies in your life.  Make a double batch and keep some for yourself.  We love playing with different essential oil scents to create custom smells.  Citrus, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Mint are our favorites.


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