15 minutes DIY Whipped Body Butter recipe

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Let’s make some easy whipped body butter recipe. This butter is so luxurious and silky.❤ It is easy to make and produces a dreamy, fluffy and rich body butter with lavender to calm you and jojoba oil to nourish!

Use this as a body moisturizer, use it on eczema, irritated skin, or cracked heels, it will be your savior.

Recipe yield around 7 oz (200g), enough to fill two 4oz jars.

I adapted a recipes I found online which I’ve linked at the end.

My daughters and I decided to make Whipped Body Butter recipe for ourselves and also give it as a Christmas gift to few friends.

Why I Liked this Recipe

  • Ingredients were easy to find on Amazon
  • It’s easy and quick to make
  • It stays soft
  • No grainy shea butters
  • Made without coconut oil

I have dry skin with pre-existing eczema and I wanted to start using more natural products and knew the benefits of jojoba oil and shea butter.

✨ Shea Butter helps to soften your skin, reduce wrinkles, and increase collagen production. It seals in moisture on your hair, conditions your scalp and reduces dandruff. It helps reduce appearance of stretch marks and scars. It also has anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties which can be highly beneficial.

✨ Jojoba oil an amazing skincare oil. It has anti-inflammatory properties that make it good for soothing rashes, redness, and inflammation on the skin. It also locks moisture into the skin and keeps it smooth, soft, and supple.

What’s the shelf life of homemade body butter?

The shelf life of this body butter should be at least 1 year if all of the ingredients are new. If at any point it starts to smell rancid, throw it out and whip up another batch.
This body butter is completely oil based. Since it doesn’t contain water you do not need to add a preservative.

Will it feel greasy?

Shea butter is one of the greasier butters – so yes.
If was talk about a greasy skin feel we usually mean that a certain product isn’t quick absorbed into the skin. To counter the slow absorbency speed of Shea butter, recipe has cocoa butter and jojoba oil because they both absorb fast.
This body butter is minimally greasy I think a specially in small dose – you might be pleasantly surprised.

Let’s make some lovely, whipped body butter


For around 7 oz (200g) of finished product filling up two 4oz jars

  • 352 oz | 100 g shea butter (where to get it)
  • 1 oz | 28 g cocoa butter (where to get it)
  • 2.46 oz | 70 g jojoba oil (you could use any lightweight oil here: argan, rosehip, apricot kernel oil, etc.) (where to get it)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (you can use vanilla or peppermint instead) (where to get it)

We multiplied this recipe by 4 to make 8 jars. The consistency of the finished product was smooth and soft.

photo of a whipped homemade body butter in a jar

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

30 minute 30 minutes

Step 1

step 1 for homemade body butter photo of cocoa butter cut in to small pieces

Into a glass container measure your cocoa butter and jojoba oil and heat it in the microwave using 20-second bursts or in a water bath until the cocoa butter is just melted. I personally prefer the microwave option, fewer dishes to was. 😉

Step 2

15 minutes DIY Whipped Body Butter recipe 1

Let cocoa butter mixture cool down until warm NOT hot to the touch. The wormer it is the easier it will be to whip Shea butter in step 5.

Step 3

15 minutes DIY Whipped Body Butter recipe 2

Measure out your Shea butter and cut it into small chunks with knife add it into a small bowl.

Step 4

15 minutes DIY Whipped Body Butter recipe 3

Using a hand mixer, start whipping the Shea butter at room temperature on high speed until it appears white, fluffy and smooth (no more chunks)

Step 5

adding cocoa butter mixture into Shea butter

Little by little add your melted cocoa butter mixture, thoroughly whipping with a mixer after each addition. You really want to add a little as possible each time, if you add too much at once you could end up with a puddle. If this happens just put mixture in refrigerator for few minutes.

Step 6

whipping body butter

Whip on high speed until your mixer leaves a trailing in the butter and until it holds a soft peak. Try it between your fingers. You shouldn’t feel any grainy texture.

Step 7

Lavender Essential Oil image

Add essential oil to the body butter and give the body butter another whip. With regards to the essential oil, you can substitute lavender essential oil to one you like.

Step 8

whipping body butter

Set your body butter aside for 12 hours and check if it is still soft if not: Add more jojoba oil and whip again.

Step 9

scooping homemade body butter mixture into a piping bag

Using a spoon or a piping bag transfer into an airtight container, fill it loosely in order not to squeeze al the air out. Just to let you know it will be hard to wash piping bag after.


  • 352 oz | 100 g shea butter
  • 1 oz | 28 g cocoa butter
  • 2.46 oz | 70 g jojoba oil (you could use any lightweight oil here: argan, rosehip, apricot kernel oil, etc.)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (you can use vanilla or peppermint instead)


  • Accurate digital kitchen scale
  • Glass containers
  • Deep medium bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Spatula or spoon
  • Knife
  • Airtight containers for packaging


👉Note: If you don’t have a hand mixer, don’t worry – you can still make this body butter. Just use a whisk or strong spoon instead and blend ingredients vigorously for 7-10 minutes until you form a white mixture. It takes time but gives a similar result!

I want to thank Celine over at Tweak and Tinker for all her helpful tips and information for making body butter.


Have you tried a homemade whipped body butter before? Let me know if you try out this recipe.

I would love to hear from you! Have a fabulous week and take care!

Irina Nikitina – Founder of Modern Fifty TV


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One Comment

  1. Katerina Joyce Moyer says:

    Hello! Does it work without Cocoa butter?

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