Basic Body Butter

This butter melts smoothly just from the warmth of your hands. I think this would be wonderful as a massage butter. This Basic Body Butter has been a staff favorite for several years now and I imagine that once you try it, the butter will become your favorite too! Today, we will be going unscented!

Collect needed items:

White Cocoa Butter
Shea Butter, Refined
Apricot Kernel Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Aloe Butter
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I’m using Lotion Bar Tubes)


Recipe in ounces
0.99 ounces White Cocoa Butter
0.99 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
0.85 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
1.13 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.49 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.49 ounces Aloe Butter
1.27 ounces Beeswax
Recipe in grams
28 grams White Cocoa Butter
28 grams Shea Butter, Refined
24 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
32 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
14 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
14 grams Aloe Butter
36 grams Beeswax
Recipe in Percentages
16% White Cocoa Butter
16% Shea Butter, Refined
14% Apricot Kernel Oil
18% Macadamia Nut Oil
8% Colorless Jojoba Oil
8% Aloe Butter
20% Beeswax

Weigh all ingredients into your microwave safe container. Microwave using shorts bursts of time until all of the ingredients are melted. It took me about 2-1/2 minutes, stirring about every 30 seconds. Once all the ingredients have been melted, pour into your lotion bar tubes or molds. Allow to cool completely before capping or removing from molds.

Notes:This recipe will fill approximately 10 Lotion Bar Tubes and each tube will contain approximately 0.63 ounces of product.

If you would like to add a fragrance, use our Fragrance Calculator to calculate the amount of fragrance you want. Simply choose the “Lotion, Cream and Body Butter” product option and the weight of the complete recipe for the first step, then choose the fragrance or essential oil of your choice and click on the “Calculate” button on the bottom of the screen.

Enjoy! Next week, we will make more lotion and some fun batches of soap, so stay tuned!

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Body Butter on my finger.

Collect needed supplies.

Weigh all ingredients.

Filling Lotion Bar Tubes.

Cooled Body Butter.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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