Crafting from the Kitchen: Body Butter {DIY Body Butter Craft Tutorial}

DIY Body Butter Recipe

Materials Needed:

Solid Base:

You will need about a half of a cup of each of the solid oils.  I use three for this recipe, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil.

Thinning Oils:

You will need a total of 1/2 of a cup of liquid oils.  I mixed several, including Extra Virgin Olive OilVitamin E Oil, and Grapeseed Oil though you could certainly add your own favorite oils, like Coconut Oil and Almond Oil if desired.


You can really go wild with this one, using what is carried at your local hobby store or ordering some of the more exotic scents off of the internet.  My favorites are Orange EssenceLemongrass, and Lavender.

Jars to store your sugar scrub in, I use 1/2 pint mason jars


Using a double boiler, or a glass bowl above a boiling pot of water, combine your solid oils and liquid oils.  Bring to medium heat and stir until all ingredients are combined.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Mix in your scented oils.  Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator and whip with a hand mixer.  Return to refrigerator to set for about 15 minutes.  Scoop into mason jars and add cute labels with usage instructions.

Enjoy gifting these little treasures, but make sure to save one for yourself!