Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils

Who doesn't love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? The butters and oils used in this recipe are the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying. Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice. 



  1. Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
  2. Fill a large skillet/saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
  4. Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10–15 minutes) Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
  5. Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5–10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
  6. Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.
  7. Once chilled, take out of refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3–5 minutes).

Note: Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place. If needed, re-fluff the body butter by whipping it back up to the desired consistency with a hand mixer.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do you recommend mixing Lavender and Frankincense?

A: When used together or in skincare formulations, Lavender and Frankincense essential oils can complement each other's benefits. Providing a comprehensive approach to skincare that addresses various concerns, from soothing irritation to reducing signs of aging. Interested in learning more about skin nourishing essential oils? Read more in our blog post Unveiling the Top 5 Essential Oils for Skin and Their Incredible Benefits.


Q: Can I use citrus oils instead?

A: You absolutely can! However, citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so we don’t recommend using them if you plan on being in direct sunlight after topical application. 


Q: How long will my whipped body butter last?

A: Homemade body butter typically lasts between 6 months to 1 year when stored properly in a cool, dark place away from sunlight and heat. Factors such as ingredient quality, storage conditions, and the presence of essential oils can affect its shelf life.


Q: What ingredients help prolong the shelf life?

A: Using high-quality, fresh oils and butters, storing the body butter in airtight containers can help extend its shelf life.


Q: Can I extend the shelf life of homemade body butter?

A: Yes, you can extend the shelf life by making smaller batches, using clean and dry utensils to handle the product, and avoiding introducing moisture into the container. Additionally, storing it in the refrigerator can help prolong its freshness.


Q: How can I tell if my homemade body butter has gone bad?

A: Look for signs of spoilage such as changes in color, texture, or odor. If the body butter develops an off smell, unusual coloration, or a rancid texture, it's best to discard it and make a fresh batch.



Q: What should I do if my homemade body butter separates?

A: If your body butter separates due to temperature changes or improper storage, simply remix it with a clean utensil or whisk until it reaches a smooth consistency again. If the separation persists or if there are signs of spoilage, it's best to discard the product.

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