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Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

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Whipped body butter recipe - Dr. Axe

Conventional body butters and body lotions can be full of chemicals and harmful synthetic fragrances. Instead, try this homemade whipped body butter recipe. It’s easy to make, cost effective and great for your skin.

Key Ingredients

Shea butter is the star of the show here, as it comprises 50 percent of the ingredients. Made naturally from the shea tree, it’s extremely moisturizing and hydrating. When applied to the skin, it provides immediate softness and smoothness.

Coconut oil is next, as no oil works better for skin. Did you know that it’s loaded with good fats that provide us with energy, has hydrating properties, and is able to fight microbes within and outside the body? All true!

Jojoba oil is also of great help for the skin. A natural moisturizer, it can also remove sticky buildup or excess oil, keeping your oil levels balanced. That makes it a strong natural treatment for eczema as well as home remedy for acne, plus well suited for other dry-skin conditions.

Lastly, add the essential oil of your choice for added benefits as well as pleasant scents. Lavender oil and tea tree oil are two excellent choices.

How to Make Whipped Body Butter

Put shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in glass bowl, then place that bowl in a sauce pan that is filled with water. Make sure to not allow any water to get into the bowl.

Heat stovetop to medium flame and mix oils together with a whisk. Whisk until completely melted.

Remove the glass bowl from the stove and let it cool for 30 minutes. Add in the essential oils and whisk again. Once mixed, put the bowl in the refrigerator for an hour or until solid.

Remove from the fridge. With a regular mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until they are whipped and fluffy. Fill a glass jar with the whipped body butter mixture and store at room temperature.

Apply it after taking a shower or bath, when your skin is still wet. Enjoy!

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Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 30 uses 1x

Description

Conventional body butters can be full of chemicals and harmful synthetic fragrances. Instead, try this easy-to-make homemade whipped body butter recipe.


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ⅛ cup jojoba oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops essential oil (lavender oil or tea tree oil are good choices)
  • medium-sized glass jar

Instructions

  1. Put shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in glass bowl, then place that bowl in sauce pan that is filled with water. Do not allow any water to get into the bowl.
  2. Heat stove to medium and mix oils together. Whisk until completely melted.
  3. Remove the glass bowl from the stove and let it cool for 30 minutes. Add the essential oils and whisk again.
  4. Once mixed, put in refrigerator for an hour or until solid.
  5. Remove from the fridge. With a regular mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until they are whipped and fluffy.
  6. Fill container with body butter mixture and store at room temperature.
  7. Apply it after taking a shower or bath, when your skin is still wet. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Method: Hand mixer

Keywords: body butter recipe, whipped body butter

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25 Comments

  1. Sandra on

    It’s Awesome and I’m looking forward to making and using this body butter! Thanks for all your hard work and sincere interest in people around the world 😃👏🏾👍🏾

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  2. Susan on

    I’ve been using this recipe for years! Sometimes I switch up the essential oils….depending on my mood that day I’m making a batch 😊❤️

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  3. Barbara on

    Hi Again :)
    I have watched the documentary by the Doctor that treated her husband that had alzheimers – her dosage was 2 1/2 T – How does one take all that at once?

    Thanks Again!
    Barbara

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  4. Andrea M on

    I made this body butter for my mom with Lavender essential oil and de-scented coconut oil and she loved it. Here’s what she said, “I wanted to tell you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the new lotion that you made. It smells so good and my skin is much smoother. I love it! Best lotion ever!!”

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  5. trish on

    My daughter-in-law has psoriasis and I thought your body butter lotion could help her. I had read that Melaluca and Roman Chamomile could be helpful. Which essential oils do you recommend for psoriasis and how many drops? Looking forward to a solution for her. Thank you so much for sharing you wisdom!

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  6. Keri on

    Take jar of coconut oil and remove 1/3 jar. Add back 1/3 with cacao butter. Melt and mix. Lovely. Leave out essential oils if your skin is highly sensitive.

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  7. Tammy on

    I am trying to change my diet an daily living! I noticed that as I age lil things are changing in my brain.
    I’m by far old at 53… But I repeat myself, I hear but forget….I it seems to be a serious focus problem–
    Are their essential oils or particular vitamins? It

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    • jane heath on

      Thank u for raising this question Tammy if it is any consolation I am 50 and experiencing the same thing …I look forward to hearing the.reply….best wishes jane

      Reply
    • jane on

      Wow Tammy I hope somebody has answered you by now. TRUE essential oils can do amazing things for your memory and every other aspect of your life. If you haven’t been helped with your question yet contact me. By the way I an 53 as well and that is the issue I had that got me started using eesential oils.

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