Honey Kissed Body Butter Massage Cream

A rich spa body butter recipe perfect for sensual massage... and silk-smooth skin!

Sweet, smooth and silky soft. This yummy body butter massage cream is not only ideal for romantic massage, but also leaves you with sensational skin when you're done playing with it.

This recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and makes an unscented but edible body butter (it actually smells oh-so-slightly of honey).

Or you can add essential oils if you prefer a scented body butter massage cream (not edible, though!) I've included four optional scent blends for you to try. Enjoy!

Honey Kissed Body Butter Massage Cream


3/4 cup (4.5oz) Cocoa Butter

3/4 cup (4.5oz) Shea Butter

2 tablespoons Apricot Kernel or Jojoba oil

1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E (or 1 capsule)

1 tablespoon Honey powder (optional for edible body butter)


  1. Put about an inch (2.5cm) of water in the bottom of a medium-sized pot and heat to a low simmer.
  2. Place the Cocoa and Shea butter in a large heat-proof glass measuring cup (such as Pyrex.) Place the measuring cup in the water and warm slowly over a low heat until the butters are melted.
  3. Cook at a low heat for about 20 minutes (helps reduce the "grainy" feeling of the cocoa butter.) Do not allow to boil (or even simmer!)
  4. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Using a metal spoon, stir to combine. (A wooden spoon absorbs the scent of essential oils.)
  5. Using an electric hand mixer, whip the butter continually for several minutes (just like you would frosting.) As you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. The more you whip it, the lighter it will become (surprise!)
    • Option 1: Cold Water Bath. Set the measuring cup into a large bowl filled with ice water to help cool the butter faster. Whip the butter continually until peaks form on top. Do this on and off every 5 minutes or so until you reach the desired consistency.

    • Option 2: All Day Method. Let the mixture sit for several hours to cool and set. As it's setting, whip every couple of hours during the course of the day until the mixture has set to the correct texture.
  6. Spoon into dark glass or PET plastic jars. To reduce air bubbles, tap the jar sharply on the counter occasionally as you're filling it. Makes about 8 ounces (250ml) of body butter massage cream.

Customizing Your Body Butter Recipe

The recipe above makes a sweet edible body butter - no yucky-tasting essential oils (they smell wonderful but mostly taste dreadful!)

If you want to scent your body butter massage cream, you can omit the honey powder and add one of the following blends.

Cheerful Citrus
8 drops each grapefruit, orange and bergamot, 2 drops each geranium and ylang ylang.

Soothing Lavender
12 drops each lavender and orange, 2 drops each chamomile and ylang ylang.

Sensual Rose
8 drops each lavender, palmarosa and rose, 2 drops each clary sage and geranium.

Exotic Sandalwood
10 drops sandalwood, 8 drops patchouli, 8 drops orange, 1 drop each clove, ginger, vetiver and ylang ylang.

You can reduce the strength of the scent by decreasing the number of drops of essential oils. Don't increase the essential oils, however, since they should only be a certain percentage of the total recipe.

Stirring the mixture with a spoon will give you a firm consistency, more like a body butter bar than a whipped butter. Pour the hot, liquid body butter into a deodorant tube or a silicone cupcake mold and let it cool.

Choosing carrier oils for your skin type: For a more moisturizing body butter massage cream, use Kukui Nut or Almond oil. These oils are also good for eczema and psoriasis.

Play around with the recipe - experiment to see what you like best.

Where to Buy Body Butter Ingredients

My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices are good, their staff are friendly and helpful, and their quality is excellent. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this edible body butter massage cream...

What Next?

Go ahead and try these other aromatherapy body butter recipes...

Lush Lavender Body Butter

Sparkling Citrus Body Butter

Moonlit Melts Massage Oil Candles

Soothing Shea Butter Lotion Bar

Vanilla Cream Massage Oil Lotion Bar

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