Homemade Body Butter - This luxurious homemade body butter is a real workhorse product. My family uses it for healing and preventing skin irritations of any kind. With only four ingredients it's simple to make.

Homemade Body Butter for dry winter skin care

This luxurious homemade body body is the ultimate hydrating treatment your dry winter skin is longing for. It's easy to make with only 3 essential ingredients which means that even the newest of newbies to DIY skincare can pull it off!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Krystal



  • Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Mine took about 10 minutes.
  • Mix in olive oil.
  • Add arrowroot starch if using
  • Place bowl in the freezer to set. You want the body butter to cool as quickly as possible to avoid it going grainy later on. Twenty minutes should suffice. Cover the bowl to avoid any condensation dripping in. 
  • After twenty minutes check that your body butter is semi solid. Poke it with your finger, it should easily make a dent. If it does remove the bowl from the freezer, if not leave it to harden a bit more.
  • ┬áBeat mixture with electric beaters until the butter looks like butter cream frosting (takes about 4 minutes)
  • Transfer the butter to a glass or metal container with a tight fitting lid


If you do not own a scale then use this formula : 1 part liquid oil to 3 parts solid