It’s time to treat yourself! This luxurious homemade body butter recipe is made with mango butter, kokum butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil. Organic body butters and natural oils are combined and whipped to perfection for the ultimate DIY body butter.
I decided if I was going to make my own body butter, I was going to do it the best I could. I learned about the different kinds of butters and oils, then carefully selected a variety of organic body butters and natural oils to use in my homemade body butter recipe.
In case you are curious, here’s just a few reasons why the ingredients I selected for this body butter recipe are so beneficial for your skin:
Mango Butter – Mango butter is a soft, creamy butter loaded with nutrients like vitamin A and C. Use it to treat dry skin, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and heal muscle aches.
Raw Wild Harvest Kokum Butter – Kokum butter has a light, non-greasy texture. It absorbs into skin quickly and has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that make it ideal for softening and healing skin.
Refined Shea Butter – Shea butter has a high concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids to moisturize and protect skin along with anti-aging benefits.
Raw Cocoa Butter – Cocoa butter improves skin’s appearance, absorbs easily and locks in moisture. Pleasant chocolate scent.
Grapeseed Oil – Grapeseed oil contains a high concentration of Vitamin E and is a gentle oil for softening skin and healing scars.
Fractionated Coconut Oil – Fractionated coconut oil is coconut oil in LIQUID form. It smoothes, softens, and rejuvenates the skin to give it a natural glow.
You can easily add fragrance to your homemade body butter with skin-friendly essential oils or perfume oils. I like the natural fragrance of the body butters like Cocoa Butter. Raw cocoa butter has a distinctly chocolate scent. Raw Cocoa Butter’s scent tends to overpower the scents of any other butters and oils. Use this Refined Cocoa Butter if you don’t want the chocolate smell.
If you are using essential oils or perfume oils to add fragrance to your body butter, I would suggest using Refined Cocoa Butter because it has had the chocolate scent removed.
I use a Refined Shea Butter because Unrefined Shea Butter has an unpleasant scent and can add a grainy texture to your homemade body butters. Refined Shea Butter has gone through a purification process to remove the smell, color and other impurities. Be sure to use Refined Shea Butter when you make body butter.
Kokum butter has a very faint nutty scent. I can barely detect any scent in my batch of Kokum Butter. Mango Butter does not really have a scent.
NOTE: I made a batch of this homemade body butter recipe and added about 30 drops of this Vanilla Perfume Oil. The vanilla scent blended with the natural chocolate smell of the Raw Cocoa Butter to create a very nice White Chocolate scented body butter.
I created an Amazon carousel below with links to ingredients used to make this body butter. Use the arrows to scroll left and right. Most of the solid butters are sold by 8 ounces or 16 ounces. I quickly found out that it does not take much of each butter to make a single batch of body butter.
You will probably want to order the smaller 8-ounce size unless you plan on making a lot of batches (10+) of body butter. I bought a pound of each butter, so I’m pretty much set for at least the next year or more.
My kitchen scale came in really handy to weigh out the exact amount of body butter ingredients. You’ll need to use a scale to make this body butter recipe. It’s the easiest way to weigh the ingredients.
Solid ingredients can be set directly on the scale and weighed. Liquid ingredients will need to be weighed in a container like a small measuring cup. Subtract the weight of the empty cup from the weight of the ingredient-filled cup to measure the right amount of oil.
Once you have weighed out the ingredients, they are ready to be melted. Add them to a small saucepan and use a silicone spatula or whisk to stir them constantly as they melt over a medium-low heat. The solid butters will completely melt into liquid quickly.
After you have melted the ingredients to a liquid, you will put them into the freezer for about 20 minutes to cool them quickly. Then, you will use a whip attachment on your hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the body butter. Whip the body butter for about five minutes. It will fluff up a bit and look like cake frosting. The body butter will have a consistency similar to real butter and is ready to use.
You will need to transfer the whipped body butter to a container that has an airtight lid. A silicone spatula makes it easy to scrape the body butter from the sides of the bowl. I keep my body butter in a small mason jar, but I also like these refillable clear plastic jars with lids. They are a nice container for giving body butter to someone as a gift or selling your homemade body butter.
To use your whipped body butter, pick up a small amount with your fingers and gently rub into your skin where desired. The heat from your hands and body will melt the body butter, and it will quickly absorb into your skin within a couple of minutes.
I really like that this whipped body butter recipe absorbs quickly, and does not make me my skin feel sticky or greasy. My skin instantly feels softer and has a healthy glow. Homemade body butter for the win!
Are you ready to give homemade body butter recipe a try? I hope you enjoy making and using this DIY body butter as much as I do! Let me know if you have any questions or feedback in the comments below.