6 Steps To Making Body Butter

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The thought of making skin care products was once overwhelming. I had nightmares of chemical burns and my house burning down. I thought I needed a professional laboratory with all of the bells and whistles. So I started super small and slow. I mixed olive oil and coconut oil and blended them together without heat. After reading a few books and blog articles I finally developed enough courage to toss some shea butter, palm oil and coconut oil in a pot and melt. Unfortunately the first few times with the pot ended in a scorched mess. Then I discovered the double boiler, and life become so much easier. 

If you were ever interested in making your own body butter, below is a simple recipe and an easy technique. Enjoy!

80% Solid Oil (Butter)
20% Liquid Oil

Mango Butter and Light Olive Oil

Yields 10oz jar of Body Butter


  • Glass or Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Medium Sized Sauce Pan
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Oven Mitts
  • Hand Blender


  • 1 Cup Mango Butter (Solid Butter)
  • 3/4 Cups Light Olive Oil


1. Measure all of your ingredients.
2. Place them in the bowl and set aside. But approximately 1/4 cup of water in the medium sauce pan. It should not be more than an inch of water in the pan. Place the bowl of ingredients on top of the sauce pan so that it sits in the sauce man. This will create a double boiler.
3. Allow the oils and butter to melt completely. Turn the stove on low/medium heat.
4. Warning: Double boilers are not a game. Misuse of a double boiler can cause severe burns and injury. Handle with care and keep children and pets away.
Carefully remove sauce pan from the heat.
5. Remove the bowl from the sauce man and place on a heat resistant surface or on top of a large dish towel. All the liquid to cool for 5-10 minutes on the counter, then place in the refrigerator until cloudy, approximately 5-10 minutes.
6. Blend until mixture is opaque and creamy.
Keep out of reach of water and other moisture.