Rich and Creamy Homemade Body Butter

Yes, you can do this!

I think this recipe is my favorite essential oil-infused concoction so far. Maybe it’s because it took me so long to perfect. A few days ago, I got it nearly just right; then, the next day, after 3 attempts to duplicate it, I nearly gave up! Failure, after near perfection, is beyond frustrating.

I think I’ll definitely have to do a video on this one, since there are a number of extra tips I could share along the way. But, for now, here is the recipe…

Rich and Creamy Homemade Body Butter

  • 1/4 C. Beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 C. Grape Seed Oil (I get mine from our local Mediterranean Mart)…Sweet Almond oil would work too
  • 1/2 C. distilled water or reverse osmosis water
  • 1 T. Shea butter (or cocoa butter)
  • 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin or pure lanolin (I used Lansinoh® brand)
  • 15-20 drops of Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (single or blend of your choice)

On a double boiler, melt beeswax pellets until they are liquid. Remove from burner and quickly whisk in grape seed oil. The mixture will get cloudy; just keep whisking until the liquid is clear again. Add Shea butter and whisk until melted (if absolutely necessary, you can briefly place back over the heat and whisk just until liquid). Remember, gentle heating is key.

Continue to whisk non-stop until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, and barely luke-warm…nearly room temperature. This part is crucial, so that you don’t wind up with grainy lotion. Don’t ask.

Use a rubber spatula to pour the mixture into a food processor. Turn processor on high. Slowly (preferably using the little inverted cup that has a tiny pin hole on the bottom) stream your water into the mixture. Process for about four minutes. Stop every now and then to scrape the sides back into your buttery creation.

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Once you’ve placed your body butter into the glass jar, mix in your essential oils (I use a Popsicle stick). This keeps you food processor from absorbing the scent of your oils. Store in a sterilized glass jar for up to 3 weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to three months. Wipe all your utensils and tools thoroughly with paper towels and wash with hot, soapy water. I have found that the Thieves household cleaner works especially well!

Scenting Ideas:

  • Romantic Evening (Sensation blend plus 2 drops sandalwood)
  • Lime Bergamot (15 drops lime, 3 drops bergamot)
  • Exotic Evening (8 drops jasmine, 5 drops sandalwood, 3 drops lime)
  • Good Morning (15 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lavender)

Great for including in your holiday gift baskets!

I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils because I know and trust their quality. Lower quality oils can even be toxic! The word “therapeutic grade” is not regulated, so anyone can put that on their label. Find out what we mean by “therapeutic grade” HERE and see if any other oil companies meet that standard!

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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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