Grad Rachel sent me this a while ago and I’m keen to use this recipe for this year’s hand-made-with-love holiday gift baskets.  This decadent body butter is great for all skin types, and it smells so good you’ll want to taste it!


  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 hemp oil
  • 1/4 apricot oil
  • 20 drops essential oil (orange, mint, or even try vanilla extract)


  1. Place shea butter and oils in a non-reactive bowl over a pot of simmering water (or a double boiler if you have one) and stir until melted and well-combined.
  2. Place in fridge for about an hour until white and solid.
  3. Use a stand-mixer or hand-mixer to beat oils until they are fluffy, at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add essential oil and beat well to incorporate.
  5. Fill small containers with your body butter and refrigerate for about an hour to set.

Keeps well for 6 months, but do note that in temperatures above 30 degrees it may separate due to the coconut oil so in hot climates keep it in the fridge.

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