Homemade Shea Butter Body Lotion Recipe | 100% Natural DIY Body Lotion

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We all know that many store-bought lotions contain chemicals that are unnecessary and sometimes, toxic. The best solution is making your own homemade body lotion. You'd be surprised how easy it is! It only takes a few ingredients and 15 minutes to create your very own natural, non-toxic homemade body lotion with shea butter. 

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Check Out Our Homemade Shea Butter Body Lotion Recipe:


The Benefits of Shea Butter for Your Skin:

  • It boosts skin moisture

  • It helps fight breakouts

  • It's rich in antioxidants & anti-aging properties

  • Its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe your skin 

  • It can help heal cuts and scrapes

The BEST Shea Butter Body Lotion Recipe


  • 1/2 Cup Organic Shea Butter

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Jojoba Oil

  • 15 Drops Organic Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)


  • Using the double boiler method (see notes for how to do this) melt the Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil all together.

  • Remove mixture from the heat and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  • When the mixture is partially solid mix with a spoon.

  • Add the Organic Lavender Essential Oil.

  • Using a hand mixer, start whipping the mixture for 3-5 minutes.

  • When desired texture is reached place your whipped butter into an airtight container and place on the airtight lid.


  • How to Use The Double Boiler Method: Fill a medium or large saucepan three-quarters of the way with water and set a glass bowl on top (see image below). Turn the stove on high and bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat to medium-low to keep the water boiling gently. Add your ingredients to the glass bowl to heat them gradually, stirring regularly until melted.

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