Body Butter Recipes

Learn how to make body butter with these 5 fabulous body butter recipes!

Body Butter

Rich, creamy goodness in a jar, body butter recipes are super skin savers!

Why? They're deeply moisturizing and healing, rich in vitamins, minerals and emollients (skin softeners.)

Natural body butters lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier on your skin, so it stays hydrated much longer than with an average lotion. Great for people with dry, cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis and chapped, windburned skin.

Also, super-fun to play with in couples massage - check out the Vanilla Cream Lotion Bar or the Massage Oil Candles.

To learn how to make body butter, just click on the links to head straight into the recipes... Or scroll down to learn more about the different types of body butter and their healing powers. (The recipes will also be available at the end of the page.)

Eat Your Vitamins (Or Wear Them!)

Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. Using natural body butter recipes means you're feeding your body vitamins and healthy oils every time you slide some on.

Body butters are rich in essential Omega 3 fats, which moisturize the skin and help calm inflammation. Body butters also have high levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E and A, which help reduce age-related skin damage.

Choosing Body Butter for your Recipes

There are several bases you can use in your body butter recipes, each with its own unique properties. Here's a look at three of the most popular...

Shea Butter

Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins A and E - important for improving elasticity and fighting free radical damage.

Rich in cinnamic acid, which helps protect the skin from UV rays.

Helps heal burns, sores, scars, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and stretch marks.

Helps reduce wrinkles by moisturizing the skin and boosting cell regeneration.

Unrefined, it keeps all its natural vitamins, but the smell can be a bit strong. You can also buy refined (which doesn't smell,) but the refining process reduces the vitamins.

Not recommended for people with nut or latex allergies.

Learn more at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Cocoa Butter

Reduces symptoms of dermatitis and asthma by slowing production of immuno globulin IgE (which aggravates skin problems and asthma).

Creates a protective barrier and helps retain moisture. Especially good for sun and wind damage.

Research shows that massage preparations using cocoa butter help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and may even help prevent cancer.

Helps reduce wrinkles and stretch marks by moisturizing the skin and boosting cell regeneration and circulation.

Learn more at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Mango Butter

A relatively hard butter that doesn't work well on its own, although it does disperse evenly onto the skin once it's warmed up.

Recommended by dermatologists for reducing wrinkles; most people notice the disappearance of lines after 4 to 6 weeks of daily use.

Protects against UV radiation.

Soothing and moisturizing. Good for eczema, rashes, bug bites, sunburn, frostbite, cracked skin, stretch marks and other skin complaints.

Learn more at Mountain Rose Herbs.

A Super Source for Organic Body Butter

I found an awesome little company called Just Natural that makes really good organic skin care (and hair care) products. Check out these exotic aromatherapy body butters...

Shea Body Butter

Shea Body Butter with shea and mango butter, kukui nut oil and a sweet, natural tropical scent. Amazing!

Organic Facial Butter

Organic Facial Butter with almond, shea and mowrah butters, plus carrot seed essential oil to fix rough skin patches and blotches. Great for winter!

Body Butter

African American Body Butter with shea, mowrah, kokum and illipe butters (super-hydrating!) plus essential oils to erase wrinkles.

Shea Butter Lip Balm

Shea Butter Lip Balm with hydrating butters and oils to heal and nourish the delicate skin of your lips. SPF 15.

If you're looking for skin care help for eczema and psoriasis, they also have some excellent information and products to take care of it.

What Next?

Make sure you didn't miss any! Here's a recap of the body butter recipes listed above - each one with its own healing properties (and yummy scent!)

Honey Kissed Body Butter Massage Cream

Lush Lavender Body Butter

Moonlit Melts Massage Oil Candles

Sparkling Citrus Body Butter

Soothing Shea Butter Lotion Bar

Vanilla Cream Massage Oil Lotion Bar

Body Butter Q & A

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How to Find More Aromatherapy Recipes

Looking for aromatherapy recipes with a certain ingredient in them? Simply use the search box below. For example, to find shea butter recipes, type in "shea butter" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the words Shea Butter will pop up. Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.