How To Make Homemade Body Butter

Making your own moisturizer is a great way to shake pandemic blues and give yourself a pampering treatment while at home.

Not only do natural products that you can eat soothe dry skin and aging, they feel luxurious and give you a nice glow.

Ingredients such as shea butter regenerate your skin, while avocado oil adds vitamin E-great for promoting firmness and collagen production.

Remember to add a few drops of essential oil to enhance your beauty experience with an aroma you love.

Use at night on face and body.

Choose ingredients from your kitchen and bathroom


Something creamy (shea butter*, cocoa butter, coconut oil, etc)

Something oily (avocado oil*, olive oil, almond oil, hemp oil, etc)

Something aromatic (essential oil*, extracts, etc)

*denotes author’s favorite

How To Make Body Butter

Measure oil and butter 1:3. For example, if you use 1 cup oil, you will use 3 cups butter.

Shea Butter

In a clean blender, add a few drops of essential oil to the 1 part oil. Blend gently. Add the 3 parts butter and blend entire mixture thoroughly for 2 minutes.

Pour body butter into containers while it is drippy. It will solidify within a few minutes.

This formula lasts about one year in normal bathroom conditions. Enjoy!

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist from Reno, Nevada, USA