Coconut Oil Body Butter

Last Updated on April 2, 2022 by Ellen Christian

You can find lots of DIY body butter recipes online, but most of them are made with beeswax or cocoa butter. Try this coconut oil body butter for a refreshing alternative.

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You can find lots of DIY body butter recipes online, but most of them are made with beeswax or cocoa butter. Try this coconut oil body butter for a refreshing alternative.

Coconut oil body butter

Coconut oil is a great alternative to those other types of body butters because it’s an excellent moisturizer and has natural antibacterial properties.

Also, coconut oil is considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet due to its high content in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). This makes it perfect for skincare as well! 

You’ll be amazed by how good this coconut oil body butter feels when applied. All you need is a few simple ingredients: coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter. The recipe couldn’t be easier – just mix everything together in the microwave until melted and then let cool down before applying to your skin! Enjoy!

Homemade Body Butter Recipe

This homemade body butter has pure golden contents – and trust me this body butter is awesome for your skin. Body Butter is created by mixing shea butter and coconut oil to achieve elasticity and softness.

Shea butter provides a rich emulating agent that keeps your hair and face soft. Always use high-purity oils.

Coconut Oil’s antioxidant power protects skin, and the vital oils help create and strengthen skin’s cell structure by protecting cells.

Tell me the shelf life of homemade body butter?

Homemade body butters make a great present. The coconut oil can melt quickly if stored at a high temperature. The butter will stay good as long as it is not contaminated. If you store it in a cool, dark place, it will last for 3-6 months.

You can find lots of DIY body butter recipes online, but most of them are made with beeswax or cocoa butter. Try this coconut oil body butter for a refreshing alternative.

What is coconut body butter good for?

Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer for the skin. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, and it can also help to improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Coconut oil is also effective at treating dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.

What is shea butter?

Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the seed of the shea tree. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and F, and it has a variety of beneficial properties for skin health. It is effective at moisturizing skin, reducing inflammation, and protecting against UV radiation.

What is sweet almond oil?

Sweet almond oil is produced from almonds and it’s particularly high in oleic acid. This makes sweet almond oil great for skincare, as it can help to moisturize, nourish, protect, and soften the skin. Since sweet almond oil contains antioxidants, it also works to reduce inflammation and redness.

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Ingredients for coconut oil body butter

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet almond oil
  • 15 drops essential oil

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How to make coconut oil body butter

Add shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil to a microwave-safe container and heat for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue heating for 30-second intervals, stirring after each heat session, until fully melted.

Add the essential oil, and stir well.

Pour into a jar and place in the refrigerator to set. Store the body butter in the refrigerator.

a box of essential oils and exfoliating scrubber

Can I use fragrance oil?

Fragrance oil is not the same as an essential oil. It will still make great body butter. But, it won’t have the health benefits that using an essential oil will provide.

What is the best type of coconut oil?

You can use virgin coconut oil or extra virgin coconut oil. Both will work in my coconut oil body butter recipe.

Alternatives to coconut oil

You can experiment with other types of oils in this coconut oil body butter. But, be aware that you need to keep the same combination of solid and liquid.

So, you could use jojoba oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil in place of the sweet almond oil. Or mango butter instead of the shea butter. Try adding mango butter to the solid coconut oil for a nice variation.

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Help! My body butter melts!

This is exactly what happens when it becomes too hot and melts or softens. You will want to store the body butter at home in the refrigerator when the summers heat up.

Can I make a large batch?

Yes, you can definitely double or triple the recipe if needed. Just make sure that you have a large enough container to hold all of the melted butter. Be sure to also heat all of the ingredients together before adding the essential oil.

What are some good essential oils to use in body butter?

There are many essential oils that you can use. I’d recommend patchouli, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus, tea tree, rosemary, or frankincense oil for this coconut oil body butter recipe. You can try mixing some of these together to make an enjoyable aromatherapy blend.

Or you can try orange essential oil or other citrus oils in your body butter. Try making an essential blend of lavender, rose, and chamomile essential oil for relaxation. Or, try peppermint essential oil for an

You can find lots of DIY body butter recipes online, but most of them are made with beeswax or cocoa butter. Try this coconut oil body butter for a refreshing alternative.

How do you apply coconut oil body butter?

You will want to apply this coconut oil body butter after a shower or bath. You can rub it directly onto your whole body, including the face and neck area. Its great for sensitive skin.

If you need to moisturize certain areas of your skin more, such as knees and elbows, then be sure to apply coconut oil body butter to those places first. It smells amazing!

How to “whip” your homemade body butter?

Homemade whipped body butter will need to be whipped with a stand mixer or a hand beater incorporated in. All you will need to do is whip your coconut oil body butter until it’s light and fluffy.

Coconut oil body butter tips

This coconut oil body moisturizer recipe is perfect for all skin types. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, try substituting jojoba or grapeseed oil in place of the sweet almond oil. It will still moisturize your skin without clogging pores and causing breakouts. For ultra-dry skin, add more shea butter to the recipe.

If you’re looking for a body butter that will help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, try adding avocado oil, which is high in vitamins A, B, and E, to the recipe.

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Coconut Oil Body Butter

You can find lots of DIY body butter recipes online, but most of them are made with beeswax or cocoa butter. Try this coconut oil body butter for a refreshing alternative.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet almond oil
  • 15 drops essential oil

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

  1. Add shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil to a microwave-safe container and heat for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue heating for 30-second intervals, stirring after each heat session, until fully melted.
  2. Add the essential oil, and stir well.
  3. Pour into a jar and place in the refrigerator to set. Store the body butter in the refrigerator.

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