DIY Body Butter Recipe

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I absolutely love body butter, but my all-time favorite brand isn’t cheap. In hopes of saving money this year, I’ve started using my own DIY body butter recipe.This is an easy DIY craft that you’ll love!

Making your own body butter is not only easy but free of harsh chemicals and extremely cost effective.  Incorporating this recipe into your daily beauty routine will leave your skin silky smooth and smelling amazing. The lemon aroma with a hint of vanilla lasts all day long!

The best part of all is that you can whip this recipe up in under 30-minutes from start to finish.

Seriously, this diy body butter recipe smells so good and is so easy to make. A must try!


DIY Body Butter Recipe

You are going to love this homemade lemon vanilla body butter recipe!


1 Cup Coconut Oil

½ Cup Shea Butter

½ Tsp Lemon Extract

5 Drops Vanilla Extract

This homemade DIY body butter recipe smells amazing and is so easy to make! A must try.


1. Take a cooking pan and add in coconut oil and shea butter. Place it on the stove using medium heat and cook the oil/butter combination until it becomes turns to liquid.

2. Remove from heat and allow to sit at room temperature for 10-minutes and then pour into a glass bowl.

3. Place your glass bowl in the freezer for 10-minutes and wait for the liquid to solidify just a bit. Spoon the mixture into a stand mixer (or hand mixer) add in your lemon and vanilla drops, then whip on the highest speed for 2-3 minutes.

4. Once you are happy with the consistency spoon the body butter into a glass jar and apply the lid tightly. The body butter will last for up to six months.

Homemade Lemon Body Butter



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  1. Anonymous says

    I just happen to have all the ingredients at home so this is a must try! Looks luscious, good enough to eat! My daughter recently made a body scrub with similar ingredients.

  2. Paula says

    I just came across your recipe, and it sounds lovely. Most of the Body Butter recipes out there are made with more Shea or Cocoa Butter, than Coconut Oil. I like your recipe because it is the other way around. More Coconut Oil and less Shea Butter. I will definitely be making this as some lovely Christmas gifts.

  3. Kai says

    About how much butter does this recipe make? I’ll be making this for gifts and need to see how much of each ingredient I need 🙂

  4. says

    How much does this recipe yield? Or how many mason jars does it fill up? If using mason jars what size mason jars are you using?

    Love the idea!

    • Anonymous says

      I tried this and followed directions. turned out great. but left it at room temp and it went back to completely oil. tried to whip it again but it wouldn’t fluff back up. any thoughts? does it have to stay in frig???

  5. says

    I just tried the body butter and loved how creamy it was especially compared to an other recipes I tried as well. I needed to leave it in the freezer longer then 10 min and I could not get the Lemon sent to come through. Is there something I can do different?

    • Kristi says

      I made another batch and I also had a problem getting the lemon scent. I ended up adding more the second time around.

  6. Jessie Walther says

    I halved the recipe and used the lemon extract but had to use so much more to catch any scent. Is it extract or essential oil? The Shea is overpowering any of the extract. Thank you.

    And 8 used remnant out of the bowl to smear all over my hands and arms. 😉


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