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Homemade Body Butter Lotion

Homemade Body Butter Lotion - Dr.Axe

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

Homemade Body Butter Lotion

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 30-90


  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ⅛ cup jojoba oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops essential oil (choose oils based on scent of choice)
  • Large glass jar or small glass jar


  1. Put shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in glass bowl then place that bowl in sauce pan that is filled with water.
  2. Heat stove to medium and mix oils together
  3. Once mixed, put in refrigerator for an hour or until solid
  4. With a regular mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until they are whipped and fluffy. Add essential oils and mix in
  5. Fill container with body butter mixture and store at room temperature

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  1. 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

    • Crystal Flynn on

      Essential oils are great for any health issue, just have to make sure you find some top grade oils for best results.

    • 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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  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!!”

  5. 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!

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