When I started using essential oils a few years ago, I didn’t know much about them except to diffuse them and rub lavender on my baby’s feet at night.

But now I know they can be used for SO many things, including health and beauty products! Today I’m sharing how you can make Whipped Body Butter using essential oils and a few other ingredients.

This body butter is perfect for gift giving, especially with Mother’s Day coming soon!

Below is the recipe.

DIY Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils


1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup shea butter

1/4 cup safflower oil (you can also use olive oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil)

5-10 drops of essential oil (I used Peppermint, but some other good choices would be Rosemary, Vanilla or Citrus)


Step 1: Add coconut oil to a medium size bowl

Step 2: Add shea butter

Step 3: Add safflower oil

Step 4: Add essential oil and gently combine.

Step 5: Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours, or until a soft, solid consistency.

Step 6: Transfer mixture to a stand mixer or keep in bowl and use hand mixer. Mix on medium for 1-2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, light whipped cream!

Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Keep in a dark, cool place to avoid spoilage.

This body butter is perfect for Mother’s Day, teachers gifts or just to have on hand for yourself.

I think this would also make a fun “make and take” activity to do at a girls’ birthday party! :) Enjoy!

Need some essential oils or want to buy some to make this body butter for gift-giving?

Check out the oils I use – Rocky Mountain Oils and get a discount off your first order using my link!


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