DIY Lavender Vanilla Whipped Body Butter

     I started making some of my own personal products years ago.  I started really looking at the ingredients and found it quite alarming at some of the unhealthy ingredients I was slathering on my skin.  Since your skin is your largest organ and everything you put on it goes right into your bloodstream, it seemed like a good idea to be cautious of what I am putting on it.  In my search for healthier products I found it is pretty easy and cost effective to make your own!  Enter my Lavender Vanilla Whipped Body Butter.  It is light, creamy, and so moisturizing, the perfect summer body butter!

     The main ingredient in this recipe (and many of my other recipes) is shea butter.  Cleopatra's Choice Brand was kind enough to send me a pound of their #1 rated organic grade A ivory shea butter to try!  I have actually bought my shea butter from them in the past because it is amazing so I was excited to write a review for them.  I love this shea butter, it is a soft ivory color with a slight nutty smell.  The smell is very light which is why many people add essential oils.  I love that it comes in a tub so I can just use what I need and close the lid.  Shea butter should keep for about a year so you will have plenty of time to use it up!  You can use this pure shea butter straight from the tub but make sure you rub it in your hands to warm it up first.  I regularly use this as a lip balm, a moisturizing hair mask, and for stubborn dry spots (like elbows and heels) without mixing with other ingredients.  I also use it in several other recipes such as shaving cream, various body butters, and a tummy butter when I was pregnant.  Today I am going to share a recipe for my lavender vanilla whipped body butter.  It is easy to make and smells lovely!  I use this recipe during the summer since it is a nice light and fluffy butter.  I am sure for many people this will be a wonderful winter body butter too, I just have extremely dry skin.   In the winter I add a few more butters (like cocoa and murumuru) to have thicker moisturizer.  Please see below for the recipe!

Lavender Vanilla Whipped Body Butter:
2oz Shea Butter
1oz Coconut Oil
1oz Sweet Almond Oil
1Tbl Jojoba Oil*
1Tbl Arrowroot Powder *
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil*
8 drops Vanilla Essential Oil (not to be confused with vanilla extract)*
5 drops Vitmain E

1. Start a pan of water on a slow simmer.
2. Using a kitchen scale weigh out the Shea butter and Coconut oil and put in a metal bowl.  Then place the bowl over simmering water to gently melt butter.  Once it is melted take off heat.
3. Add Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Arrowroot powder, essential oils and Vitamin E to melted mixture and stir.
4. Let cool.  I like to stick it in the freezer to speed up the cooling.  Once it starts to turn solid around the  edges you can begin whipping.
5. Whip mixture with a hand mixture until it looks to be about the consistency of a rich frosting.
6. Spoon into jar or container to store!  **

This recipe makes a little over 4oz.  If using a 4oz container you will have a little extra, you can always double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch.  This body butter makes great gifts!

*These ingredients can be skipped if you do not have them.  Essential oils could easily be swapped to change scent or omitted if you prefer.

**If your body butter melts simply cool it back off and rewhip.

Disclosure- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I've been looking for a recipe to follow for my raw shea butter. This looks amazing... cant wait to try it! :)

    1. I have been playing with ingredients and I really like this mixture, you will have to let me know what you think!

  2. I love that you've made your own body butter. That is a great idea! I hate all the chemicals that are now in products...especially the ones we put on our babes! Love your blog! xo