Natural Lotion and Body Butter

These two easy recipes are staples in my home. I like to use body butter at night time. And on super dry areas, but the lotion on my hands and arms when I don’t want to feel greasy! I store them both in mason jars.

Now you have all natural solutions for lotion and body butter in your home! Just look at the ingredients in a normal tub of body butter or bottle of lotion and see what you have eliminated from your life!


Melt all ingredients except the water in a sauce pan. When melted, pour the water into your blender and turn it on low (so it doesn’t make a big splash!) once its whirring, slowly pour in your melted liquid. It will magically form a lotion! Now scoop it into a jar!

*I like to buy beeswax in little pellets! If you buy it in a bar you will need to grate it for the recipe.

*These oils are great for your skin, if you wanted you could try olive oil here!

You can melt directly in a sauce pan. But I like to put my jar or a measuring cup in a saucepan of water. It’s easier clean up! If you make it directly in the jar, you have even less clean up than using a glass measuring cup. The measuring cup just gives more room to stir!

Body Butter-

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 Tablespoons beeswax-optional
  • 4 drops of essential oil

Melt all ingredients in a sauce pan and pour into a jar! Allow to cool

The shea butter absorbs quickly, the coconut oil absorbs slowly. Adding some beeswax allows for moisture locking for longer moisture but it’s completely optional!

This stuff is rich! Makes great post shave lotion in the winter for dry legs!

If you are wondering where to buy these products, the ingredients are links to my favorites. Enjoy!

Published by livelovesisters

We are two sisters who grew up in the Mid-West. We have a passion for natural living and home making.

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