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Homemade Body Butter

Homemade body butter is made with skin healthy, natural ingredients that lock in moisture for soft, hydrated skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Yield: 1 small jar
Cost: $3


  • hand or stand mixer
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • double boiler or pyrex measuring cup and a pan


  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup mango butter
  • 1/4 cup oil jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, almond, etc
  • 1 tap arrowroot powder or powder substitute (optional step)
  • 10-15 drops essential oils (optional step)


  • Chop up and measure out the shea butter and mango butter. It looks like a the brick of mango butter is going to be hard to cut up but it’s not. A sharp knife goes right through.
  • You need to melt the butters. I find it easiest to put the butters in my pyrex measuring cup. Then I set the measuring cup in a small pan with 1 inch of water, set it on a burner, and put on a low heat. Stir every minute or so to help things melt faster.
    Remove from heat once the butters are melted and let cool for about a minute.
  • While the butters are melting; mix the oil, essential oil, and arrowroot powder together. Then poor the oil mix into the butters after the cool time.
  • Put the mix in the fridge to cool for at least an hour. The mixture needs to be cool or it won’t whip well. Once it’s cold you need to whip the mix using a hand or stand mixture for about 5 minutes.
  • Put your homemade body butter in a clean, dry jar and get ready for soft and hydrated skin.


Store your body butter in a cool, dry place. Make sure hands are clean when scooping butter from the jar so you don't introduce bacteria into the mix. It will last for up to 6 months this way.