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Vanilla Body Butter

If you haven’t tried using body butter yet, I highly recommend it.  Body butter is a skin moisturizer that typically contains cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil or another vegetable-based oil. Body butter is thicker than lotions or creams and typically do not contain water.

DIY Vanilla Body Butter with essential oils

I like to use body butter in the evening before I go to bed, since it stays on longer. Remember to apply the body butter when your skin is damp, since it contains no water. Do not use body body on your face, since it can clog pores.

This easy to make vanilla body butter smells amazing and makes a great gift. Remember to store in the fridge if your home is warmer than 75 degrees.

Body Butter Ingredients

DIY Vanilla Body Butter using 4 ingredients


Measure and combine your cocoa butter and your coconut oil in a large glass measuring bowl.

Heat mixture in the microwave until melted. This should take about 90 seconds depending on the power level of your microwave.

vanilla body butter DIY 4 ingredients

If you do not have a microwave, you can melt in a small saucepan slowly over low heat.

Stir in your vitamin e oil and essential oil.

DIY vanilla body body with essential oils

Place liquid body butter mixture in the fridge until it forms into a solid.

DIY body butter with essential oils

Use a hand mixer to whip your body butter for several minutes and place in an airtight container.

DIY Vanilla Body butter with essential oils

Remember to store the mixture in the fridge in the summer or if your house is warmer than 75 degrees.
DIY vanilla body butter with essential oils

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