A true body butter recipe using all oil and no water to make an extremely rich and moisturising product that is slow to sink into your skin, but oh so good for incredibly dry skin. If you are looking for a thick cream that is called a body butter in recent years please investigate our coconut body butter recipe that is made in this format.

Please note that this recipe is to make a true body butter rather than the thick cream that is sold commercially under this name.



  1. Melt cocoa butter in microwave oven.
  2. Add other ingredients and heat until shea butter is soft.
  3. Mix with a hand beater until fluffy peaks form. This is a butter not a cream, and as such will return to a butter consistency. This product is good in cooler weather as it is fine at room temps but will melt outside in hot weather.

 If you are looking for the emulsified cream with water and oil please look to Fresh Body Butter

By Heirloom Body Care Admin 2 comment


comments (2)

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Ally,
    This will have a best before of the date of your first ending oil. You could add 0.1% rosemary extract or vitamin E to get another 3-4 months out of it if you wished. (Add below 25ºC)

  • Ally

    How long does this last in jars? Does it need preservatives added

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