DIY Body Butter

DIY body butter

I’ve always loved making DIY beauty products.  Some homemade beauty products work better than others, but they are fun to make, and you can save some money too.  One thing I never need to buy anymore is body lotion. 

DIY body butter

I started using this recipe years ago and am amazed at how well it works.  My sister and mom also use it and they both swear by it.  The recipe has only three ingredients, is quick to make, and will keep your skin hydrated all year round.

Before we get started, I want to mention that this recipe contains coconut oil, which may clog your pores depending on your skin type.  I would avoid using it on your face if you have acne-prone skin.  I am currently working on creating a face lotion that is suitable for oily/acne prone skin, so stay tuned for that!

Coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter

Coconut oil in measuring spoon

Shea butter in measuring spoon

Olive oil in measuring spoon

Now for the recipe...

The Ingredients

(This recipe is enough for a 2 oz jar or container.  Feel free to double the recipe to make it last longer.)

2 TBSP shea butter 1 TBSP coconut oil ¼ TSP olive oil 2 oz container or jar

The Process

The process itself is quite simple. 

  1. Measure the shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil into a small bowl.

  2. Melt the ingredients so that the coconut oil and shea butter become a liquid.  If you are using a microwave, I would recommend heating it in 30-second increments, stirring in between.  If you are heating it on a stove, put the ingredients into a small pot on a low to medium heat.  Stir it until the ingredients melt completely.

  3. Add the olive oil and mix together.

  4. Pour the mixture into the jar or container, and freeze it for a couple of hours to solidify. 

  5. Take the mixture out of the freezer and thaw it for a few hours.  I will usually make my body butter in the evening so that it is ready to use the next day.  If you live in a warmer climate, you may find that the lotion is too runny after thawing overnight.  Coconut oil melts super easily, so you may need to add less, omit it completely, or use it in replacement of the olive oil.

Once you try making it, let me know what you think.  Thanks for reading!