my Homemade Shea Body Butter Recipe

This all natural body butter recipe is the perfect remedy for dry, scaly skin, and it’s incredibly easy to make!

I love homemade skincare products because I know exactly what goes into them; no chemicals for me! Remember, your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it will absorb anything it touches. So instead of absorbing all those chemicals in store-bought lotions and creams, why not try this all natural body butter recipe instead?!

This body butter recipe contains  Lavender essential oils, so besides leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth, it also helps heal and repair damaged, scaly skin!

 Lavender is also anti-fungal and antiseptic. These oils both help promote tissue regeneration and prevent scarring. Perfect for dry, scaly skin that needs a bit of rejuvenation!

Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Here’s what you need to make your own natural shea body butter:

  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil 
  • 1/4 Cup  almond oil 
  • 1/2 Cup shea butter 
  • 16 drops  Lavender essential oil 

Coconut oil and shea butter are both solid at room temperature, so the first step is to melt them down into a liquid. Place the coconut oil and shea butter in the top of a double boiler, turn the heat on, and stir until melted.
Remove from heat and let the liquids cool down for half an hour.
After half an hour, stir in the almond oil and essential oil. Then place the mixture in the freezer to chill.
This step is SUPER important! The oils have to just barely start to solidify again so that you can whip the body butter to the correct consistency.

Leave the mixture in the freezer until the edges just start to solidify, anywhere from 10-20 minutes.
Once the edges have started to solidify, remove it from the freezer and whip until the whole thing is smooth like butter. This piece of the process reminds me of whipping egg whites until they form “stiff peaks”; you basically want to keep whipping the mixture until it thickens and forms peaks that can stand up on their own.

Once you have stiff peaks, transfer the body butter into a clean glass jar

 and enjoy!