how to: body butter for beginners

how to: body butter for beginners
hey babe!

if you're ready to learn how to formulate body butters for beginners, keep reading! making body butter is something that i really love! there are so many ways to customize your formula for great skin benefits. also, can we admit that body butter is an art? like they turn out so pretty!! let's get into body butters for beginners:



for a simple body butter, you will need:

  • butter of choice
  • oil of choice

common additions include:

  • fragrance
  • mica (colorant)
  • arrowroot powder (cuts the oily texture and helps the recipe absorb more quickly)


basic materials you need to make body butter:
  • standing or handheld mixer
  • spatula
  • mixing bowls
  • freezer
  • wax melter or double boiler (stovetop)
  • measuring cups/scale
  • large piping tips (optional)
  • large piping bags (optional)

you can shop all of these materials here


need help choosing your butters or oils? here's a breakdown of our body butter ingredients and their key functions:

shea butter is known for its moisturizing properties, kokum butter helps to regenerate skin cells, sunflower oil is rich in antioxidants and helps to protect skin from environmental stressors, jojoba oil is easily absorbed by the skin and helps to balance oil production, kukui nut oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, vitamin e oil is an antioxidant that helps to protect skin from damage, and coconut oil is a great moisturizer and has antibacterial properties. together, these ingredients can help to nourish, soften, and enhance the natural glow of the skin.


let's go in depth for each ingredient:

shea butter is known to have many benefits for the skin, such as providing moisture, reducing inflammation, and improving skin elasticity. it also contains vitamins A and E, which help to nourish and protect the skin from damage. additionally, shea butter has been shown to help with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

kokum butter is a rich, nourishing butter that is known to have several benefits for the skin. it is high in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. kokum butter also has emollient properties, which means it helps to soften and soothe the skin. additionally, it is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation in the skin. overall, kokum butter is a great ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine for healthy, glowing skin.

sunflower oil can be beneficial for the skin in multiple ways. it is a natural emollient that helps to moisturize and soothe dry, irritated skin. it also contains vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. additionally, sunflower oil is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that can help to improve skin barrier function and reduce inflammation. overall, using sunflower oil on the skin can help to promote a healthy, glowing complexion.

vitamin e has numerous benefits for the skin, including its ability to moisturize, reduce inflammation, prevent UV damage, and improve overall skin texture and appearance. it can also soothe dry and itchy skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and help prevent premature aging.

jojoba oil is a versatile oil that offers many benefits for the skin. it is easily absorbed, non-greasy, and has anti-inflammatory properties. some of the skin benefits of jojoba oil include: moisturizing and hydrating the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to control acne, soothing sunburns, and promoting healthy skin. additionally, jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

kukui nut oil has several benefits for the skin including moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. it is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to nourish and protect the skin from damage. additionally, it can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin.


if you're ready to take this to the next level, purchase our body care bible to start your own body care business! comes with complete recipes (body butter, foaming scrub and body oils), links to suppliers, marketing tools and more!

1 comment

  • Danielle on

    Greetings pretty, are you able to add the 24 hour body oil and coffee scrub soon? <3

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