Top 3 Best DIY Body Butter Recipes


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I’m really enjoying writing these “Best Of The Web” posts at the moment.

Last week I shared my Top 7 Best Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes, and a few weeks before that I shared my Top 7 Best Products To Make With Essential Oils which has really exploded with nearly 12,000 views in the past three weeks.

Today, I’m going to be sharing my Top 3 Best DIY Body Butter Recipes. If you see a body butter you like, click through to the blog to read the full recipe and be sure to leave a comment there letting them know what you think!

Without further ado, let me share my top three homemade body butter recipes.

Mango Citrus Body Butter


mango citrus body butter

This is one of my favorite body butter recipes and is adapted from A Green Guide To Natural Beauty.

I LOVE the scent of citrus and this body butter is packed full of it! It contains all three of Shea, cocoa and mango butter, has added vitamin E (probably the most important vitamin for skin) and up to 20 drops of citrus essential oils. The great thing is that you can experiment with your own different blend of lime, sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit etc.

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Try it for yourself and discover the full recipe by visiting

Ready Made Alternative: Mango Body Butter from The Body Shop

Coconut & Apricot Oil Body Butter

apricot body butter

This recipe from is unique for its use of apricot kernel oil. Apricot kernel oil is fantastic for skin with its abundance of vitamin A and E. It penetrates the skin to deliver intense moisturizing properties without feeling greasy.

This body butter also contains cocoa butter, coconut oil (perhaps the most versatile and effective oil in the world) and vitamin E oil for an even bigger antioxidant boost.

Give this recipe a go for yourself. Get all the details at

Ready Made Alternative: Secret Of The Himalayan Body Butter With Apricot Oil

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe


budget body butter

This is a real budget body butter which can be made with just one ingredient if you wish: coconut oil. Coconut oil is a real skin care wonder and when whipped fast could be turned into a body butter in just seven minutes. Optionally add some essential oils and a few drops of vitamin E oil for a credit crunch busting body butter at less than $2 per jar.

For the full recipe and instructions visit

Ready Made Alternative: Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream

I hope this blog post has shared some recipes you can use to make your own body butters at home.

Making health and beauty products at home is fun, affordable and healthy. If you’d like to learn how to make your own spa quality products at home, including butters, balms, lotions, creams, soaps, scrubs, fragrances and much more, then take a look at The Handcrafters Companion. It reveals 126 step-by-step recipes for you to follow along with at home.

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  1. These look fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to Simply Sensational Tuesday. :) I’m part of a team of ladies heading up a spa night at our church next week. I’ll have to share your recipes!

  2. Thanks for sharing these body butter recipes!! I’m excited to try one. I’m so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime!! I hope to see you back next Tuesday!

  3. Very cool! I was an esthetician before I became a stay at home mom/blogger, and love home recipes! thanks for sharing!


  4. I have seen the whipped coconut oil and it is on my list to try. It just keeps getting put on the back burner. But hopefully I will try it soon.

  5. Thanks for including my post on Mango Citrus Body Butter. I’m just about out an I think I’ll try whipping it next time based on some of the great suggestion in this article. Thanks!!


  6. This sounds great! I’ll have to give these a try!

  7. I bet they all smell soooo good!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!

  8. I pinned this a while back I can’t wait to make them! YUM!

  9. Oh, I bet the smell is wonderful! I must try these !!

  10. What great information! I really want to make some of these!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    @ Creatively Living

  11. I am grateful that you linked up to farmgirl friday to share these wonderful recipes to pamper our skin. I will be making the coconut and apricot oil recipe tomorrow afternoon. Thanks.

  12. You are features at New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday as one of the most clicked on links! Thanks for linking up!

  13. Your body butters sound very luxurious and comforting, and so much better for you than store bought products – as well as less expensive! Thank you for sharing your posts with us at The Gallery of Favorites.

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