Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

You know how sometimes you see a recipe and think… oh yeah, that sounds nice… but then never actually make it. Please don’t do that with this one.

This homemade whipped body butter is pure gold – and honestly – I think you’re going to love what it does for your skin!

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A body butter is made by combining oils (liquid) with butters (solid). Example:

  • oils (liquid): coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil ( read my top 6 favorite oils)
  • butters (solid) : shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter

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I chose to work with coconut oil (as my liquid part) and cocoa butter (as my solid part)

Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot
Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot

Coconut Oil  is a top favorite of mine. Always use a virgin cold-pressed oil, organic is best, to make sure that all the nutrients and beneficial properties are intact.

Coconut oil’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radical damage and because it’s so full of essential fatty acids, it also helps to build and strengthen skin-cell structures. This keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong and supple, which helps to prevent sagging and wrinkles. My skin loves it and I love that it’s easily absorbed.

Cocoa Butter comes from the cocoa bean. It has a distinct nutty, chocolate scent – so yes, you will smell… delicious! When I use it on my skin, my 5-year-old notices right away!  Cocoa butter is a rich emollient, it leaves your skin buttery soft. It contains fatty acids which help to retain moisture and build elasticity and also has properties which can help ease dermatitis or rashes. And did I mention it smells like chocolate!

Just like your oils, you want to choose a raw, cold-pressed butter – free of chemicals that are used in bleaching and refining.

Let’s start making our Homemade Whipped Body Butter!

Cocoa Butter is solid, so you’ll need to melt it down in a bain-marie, a hot water bath. You want it to melt over steam, rather than direct heat.

Depending on where you live, and if it’s cold, your coconut oil may be hard…. melt them gently together until completely liquid.

Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot

Once the butter is melted, you’ll need to  harden it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. TIP: make sure to cover the container in the freezer (with a lid or towel) so that no condensation drips into your butter!

Freeze it until it’s semi-solid – not too soft, not too hard. You should be able to press your finger in easily and make a dent. If it’s not whipping up, put it back in the freezer to harden a little more.

Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot
Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot
Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot
Whipped Body Butter | Little Green Dot

Now, I want to tell you something up front so that you’re not weirded out when you use it. This body butter is unusual in that it melts onto your skin the instant you apply it – like butter on a hot pan. Honestly, I found it to be a bit strange. The recipes that I had read don’t tell you this, so when I first used it, I thought it was greasy and that I wouldn’t like it.

But then, something magical happened – my skin soaked it all in – and instead of feeling greasy, it felt velvety soft! My skin is seriously thanking me and has promised to glow, if I use this everyday.

I’ve happily accepted.

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Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4.86 from 7 votes

This homemade whipped body butter is pure gold - and honestly - I think you're going to love what it does for your skin.

And with just two ingredients, it couldn't be simpler!

Product Type: Moisturizers
Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
  • In a bain-marie, melt down your hard butters and oils until fully liquid

  • Set in the freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.

  • Once the mixture is solid again, but not too hard, whip it up using an electric whisk, a food processor with a whisk attachment, or your KitchenAid (lucky you!)

    If you need to, you can use a hand held whisk, and a lot of elbow grease! :)

  • Whip about 5 minutes, or until you have created fluffy white clouds. Spoon it into a clean jar or container. It will keep for 3 months.

  • Slather it on!
Recipe Notes:

Cold climates, adjust recipe to 60% cocoa butter, 40% oil so that it's not as hard. 

Store in a clean glass jar and keep in a cool, dark place.

Your body butter will keep for up to 3 months.

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Comments (151)

  • militza
    Steele Reply

    do you know what the measurements are by weight?

  • militza
    Chrissie Reply

    Hi there – I made it and my kitchen smells edible! Insanely beautiful smell. I just found it got hard after a bit of sitting. Would you suggest adding more coconut oil? I would take any suggestions.

  • militza
    ambomo jean claude Reply

    I realy need to have more informations about making natural oil skin with cocoa butter because i produse it with beans i hearvest in my farm.i could also help those in need of cool press butter to easily have it at a better price

    Shawna Reply

    I’d love to get some from you. Please email me at shawna@kaileabotanicals.com

  • militza
    Nidhi Reply

    Dear Militzia
    Hi, this butter looks divine! going to try this during winters instead of buying lotions and butters from the market. However I have one query, I have a block of Kokum butter at home, can I substitute Cocoa butter. If yes then can you help with quantity?


    Hi Nidhi! I haven’t used kokum butter personally, I do know that it’s used often as a cacao butter substitute. Maybe try the same proportions, and remember that climate does effect the outcome. If it’s hot or cold where you live you might get a different result. If your body butter comes out too thin, you can remelt it and add in more kokum butter. If it comes out too hard, you can remelt it and add more oil.

    Happy making!!!

  • militza
    Sylvia Sharenow Reply

    Dear Militzia
    Love your website and recipe. Would love to talk with you regarding the recipe. I formulated my coconut, Shea butter, Arian oil body butter and unfortunately since coconut oil melts at 76 degrees, that is a problem. I would love some input from you as to formulation. Would very much appreciate whatever assistance you can provide. Many thanks, Sylvia Sharenow

  • militza
    Adeyinka Reply

    I want to try out this body buter recipe but would like to add oils for skin brigtening/glowing, Im an african and the sun makes skin darker

    Please help with correct quantity

    Sweet almond oil
    Pure frankincense essential oil

    Lemon essential oil

    Carrot seed oil

    Pure cold pressed rosehip oil
    Mulberry extract

    Papaya extract- qty
    Papaya seed oil – qty

    Question 2
    Is it necessary to add phenoxy ethanol as preservatives . if yes qty

    Question 3 – do I need any frangrance oil?

    Im sorry to take your time but I will appreciate your assistance.

  • militza
    Jessie Reply

    Lovely! Are the measurements after oils are melted to liquid?

  • militza
    Mara Reply

    hi, please as African, can this recipe be applicable and how do we get the ingredients in Nigeria.

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