DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe

I am really excited about today’s post! Still working with bad cell phone pictures…bear with me. My camera finally arrived and I am excited to start learning it. The bad pictures are killing me! First world problems. Anyways…winters are really dry here and I am loving this amazing Whipped Body Butter recipe I have been playing around with.


I finally got the right combination to make this smooth and creamy body butter. It was a lot of fun experimenting and was definitely out of my comfort zone. I did a bit of research first and found a lot of the same basic recipes but wanted to incorporate coconut oil. Coconut oil is such a great oil for your skin and is the main oil I have to use due to my food allergies.


Coconut and Vanilla Whipped Body Butter Recipe


1 cup Cocoa Butter, grated

1/4 cup Coconut Oil

1/4 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 Cup Almond Oil



1.  Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or in bowl placed in a saucepan of boiling water.

2. When melted completely, add almond oil and vanilla.

3.  Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until slightly hardened (about 20-30 minutes)

4.  Whip with your hand mixer until smooth and creamy

5.  Place into a container.

6.  Makes about 1 cup

7.  It will harden a bit more due to the coconut oil.  Simply scoop some out and it will melt in your hand so that you can rub it into your skin.

It makes your skin feel so smooth and soft and it smells so yummy!  My husband who usually has nothing to do with my sugar scrubs uses this now on his hands at night!  But let’s just keep that between us…mmmkay?!


if you would like to download these Whipped Body Butter Labels, click on the link below and follow the directions carefully.

{Whipped Body Butter Labels}

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Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

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Frankincense Sugar Scrub

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Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes


  1. Manuela says

    Hey,i was wondering when to add vanilla…is it important? Becouse you have it in ingredients but can’t find it in instructions. :) Anyway i can’t wait to give this a try :) Thanks :)

    • says

      I made the labels and shared them with you. The containers are from the craft store just round plastic containers.

  2. Kim says

    Do you have to use the solid cocoa butter and grate it or can you use the cocoa butter lotion base?

    • says

      You know…I am not sure. I used the solid cocoa butter. I imagine it would work but you might have to play with the ration of coconut oil and almond oil to make sure it comes out with a good consistency. You can always try a really small batch by cutting everything in half.

      • Kim says

        Thank you! where is the best place to get the butter? How about Shea butter, will it work the same

        • says

          Try a baking or candy making supply store or online through Amazon. I am not sure about Shea butter, honestly. You could try it. If it has the same consistency it could work.

  3. Lucy says

    Are these the Avery 2.5″ labels? I’m trying to purchase some labels so I can start printing :)

  4. Cathy Hale says

    Do you have a scrub in this same scent? My son tried my scrub & thinks it will help his hands & I think this would be a better smell for a guy. lol Thanks, love all of your idea’s you are very talented & thanks for sharing with us.

    • says

      I don’t…but all you need to do to create your own is to follow another scrub recipe (like the one your son tried if you used one of my recipes) and substitute the different ingredients. Use a coconut oil and then add some vanilla instead of the other essential oil. Should work like a charm.

  5. Dianne D says

    Where do you find the cocoa butter. I remember using it as a teenager but that was years ago.

    • says

      I bought mine from Orson Gygi, but have also seen it online at Amazon. You could also find it in a specialty baking or candy making store.

  6. Valerie says

    I love this site and this recipe! This will be my first try at making something like this and I am also wondering if you recommend a certain cocoa butter and where you get it and the coconut oil too. Thanks!

    • says

      This was my first time using cocoa butter so I just picked some up at a local store that was recommended by one of the employees. The coconut oil is a large bottle that I buy from COSTCO.

  7. Mindy says

    This looks like a great recipe to try – thanks! Would love to know what fonts you used on the label (or if you have a post that has your fav fonts). Love how it looks!

  8. Lin says

    I love the idea of making gifts instead of buying them. I used you candy cane sugar scrub last week for a friends birthday gift and it worked out great. I can’t wait to try this idea. I can already feel how good it will make my hands feel. I was looking for a small gift for the nurses I work with and dry hands are a big problem when you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as often as we do. they will think I am a great manager when they get this. Thanks for the great idea.

  9. Lauren says

    So I made this yesterday and while I love the consistency and feel of it, it just smells weird! Ever since I bought my Cocoa Butter from online, it’s just smelled weird to me. Did I get a bad batch or does it normally have a funky scent to it? I added many drops of different oils and they are completely masked by the weird cocoa butter smell. Any tips or recommendations on where to get normal smelling cocoa butter? =)

    • Lauren says

      I should add that my cocoa butter is hard….very hard. Not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to be. Kind of like a big wax chunk that I had to grate. It melted fine, just smelled weird!

      • says

        Mine is hard but not terribly hard. It has a definite smell to it but not a weird smell. I wonder if the one you got was a bit spoiled or rancid. It should have a cocoa smell. The essential oils should blend with the cocoa smell…think mint chocolate or orange chocolate… I buy mine from a baking supply store. Maybe you could check there and compare to see if yours was bad. Sorry to hear that. You can switch to a shea butter or a mango butter if you can find them and like that smell better.

  10. Angela says

    I made this today and it looks oily vs white and whipped. What did I do wrong? I followed the directions and used exact amounts?

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  12. says

    This sounds sinfully wonderful ;-) Now, to find out where I can get the cocoa butter and oils here in the Netherlands…

  13. victoria says

    will this lotion leave a residue? because i have used coconut oil on my hair and skin and i always have to wash it out or off so i want have that oil feeling on my skin. is it like regular lotion?

    • says

      Yes…it should work fine. It does have a darker yellow color and a stronger smell so it may be a little overpowering of the scent.

  14. Heather K. says


    I just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU! I used this recipe for Christmas as gifts to my kids teachers. I got a personal phone call as well as a message on Facebook telling me how much they loved this!

    I love it myself! When I made it I noticed it didn’t have a strong enough coconut smell for me so I added in 1/4 tsp of coconut extract and wow did it make it pop! Smells so good together! I’ll be making this again and varying it up to use with different scents.

    Thank you again! Have a wonderful New Year!

  15. Julie says

    I made this last week and it’s amazing! Mine made a lot and used jojoba oil. I smell like a chocolate bar! Was wondering what the shelf life is too as I think most home made lotions go bad after awhile. About how long does this one last?

    • says

      Mine lasted about 3 months. Be sure to use clean hands when scooping it out as it does not have preservatives. I bet it smells amazing!!

  16. Jessica says

    As I was making this body butter I noticed that it didn’t really smell like yummy vanilla. So, I added about half of my bottle of cooking vanilla. But, once I was finished and put on the butter it still smelled like nothing, more like the natural Shea butter. How do I get the butter to smell yummy? Do I need different vanilla? Can you recommend one that will smell delicious when I apply it ? Also, is it ok that I apply this amount of cooking vanilla to my skin. Thank you for all your help.

  17. LeAnna says

    Hi, I made this body butter exactly as described in the directions, however mine did not come out creamy. Is it supposed to be oily? Mine craft out very oily. Did I do something wrong? Please help, would like to give this as a gift. Thank you.

  18. Amy Phillips says

    I LOVE your website. I always feel inspired when I see your new creations.
    My son is allergic to all nuts. What type of oil can I substitute in place of the Almond Oil?

  19. Amanda says

    Can you help? I was making a double batch for gifts and got some water in it from the double boiler. I’d hate to waste so much. Can I still use this or is there a way to get the water out?

  20. Amy S says

    Question, mine turned out completely oily…. Followed recipe to a T. Not sure what happened but can you think of anything I can addin to lessen the oiliness?

  21. Christina says

    Hi Amy,

    Mine turned out just fine but it doesn’t stay whipped. It turns back into a semi-hard stage. Maybe it is getting too cold? I keep it under my bathroom sink.

    • The Idea Room Assistant says

      Hmmm…that could possibly be the problem. Not sure why it is turning back into the hard stage.


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