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Body Butter Recipe

Vanilla Body Butter

  • Author: Lauren Gamble
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 oz 1x


This is the ultimate luxurious body treatment; this homemade vanilla body butter will leave you your skin absolutely glowing.


  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vitamin e oil (optional)
  • 1 dash mica powder (optional)

Tools & Supplies

  • Double boiler (or a pot and metal bowl)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stand mixer, immersion blender, or kitchen beaters
  • Spatula
  • Sanitized glass jar


  1. Use a double boiler or create one by filling a pot with water and placing the metal bowl over the pot.
  2. Add coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax into the boiler and stir until all of the ingredients have melted down.
  3. Once everything is melted down, remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 mins.
  4. Add aloe, vanilla, and mica if using, and whip everything together using stand mixer, immersion blender, or kitchen beaters.
  5. At this point, your body butter will still be quite soft. Scoop the mixture into a container and set it aside overnight to cool.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Natural body recipes

Keywords: body butter