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DIY body butter {101 Days of Christmas}

DIY Body Butter

We’ve made shaving cream and aftershave for the guys, and today we’ve got a creamy and luxurious body butter that Christina from Plant Therapy whipped up!

Body butter is a thick and creamy alternative to everyday lotion, and with a combination of lotions and oils, it doesn’t just feel good on your skin but actually helps moisturize and protect it as we head into the cold winter months.

Whip up a batch to pamper your friends or to say thank you to a special teacher, but be sure to keep some for yourself as well!

Plant Therapy 100% Pure Essential Oils


  • 1 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup mango butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla infused jojoba
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • up to 144 drops of essential oils


In a small saucepan, combine the first four ingredients and heat over low until melted, stirring often. (If you’re easily distracted in the kitchen — ahem! — combine them in a double boiler instead, as you’ll have less chance of overheating the mixture).

Remove from heat and cool in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, until the edges begin to harden.

Using a hand mixer, whip the mixture until it’s frothy.

Refrigerate again for 30 minutes.

Add the essential oils and whip again until it’s nice and creamy.

Transfer to a jar or container with a tight lid.

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