Body Butter Recipe

This whipped shea body butter recipe is great if you are out of beeswax. It can be done in your kitchen for less than 20 minutes.

Shea Butter comes from the nut of the African shea tree and  has many benefits for the skin and is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins A and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. They also provide skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps protect and revitalize damaged skin and hair.

I’ve also used organic camellia seed oil which is light, not greasy, absorbs easily, has barely any scent but it is emollient, anti-aging, astringent. It is also very rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as Omega 3, 6 and 9

The last ingredients I have used is mango butter comes from the tropical mango tree and is cold-pressed from the seeds of the mango fruit. The benefits of mango butter are numerous but it is great to treats and moisturizes dry, ashy, sensitive and rough skin. Plus it is a natural source of vitamin A,C and E and it helps to protect against UV rays.

This body butter recipe is an intense moisturizer and is wonderful for revitalizing dull or dry skin on the body or even scalp.
Try this all natural and simple whipped body butter recipe right in your kitchen!

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Whipped Shea Body Butter Recipe


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Body Butter Recipe
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  1. Put the shea and mango butter in a glass or metal bowl inside a pan filled with water on low heat so they starts melting slowly
  2. once melted add the camelia seed oil and mix well.
  3. Put in the freezer for 5 to 10 to 20 minutes until it has started to become a wax but is still soft.
  4. Then take it out and start whipping with an electric whip (like a hand mixer you would use for egg white) on low speed.
  5. Make sure you wear an apron and that the bowl is deep enough so the butter does not start flying around everywhere in the kitchen!
  6. Begin whipping your mixture on low speed until it become foamy.
  7. Once the mixture is foamy, increase the speed to high until they become whipped to the desired stage.
  8. Add essential oils if desired at the end and whip for 1 min or less.
  9. Your butter will have a very fluffy and light consistency, like a nice whipped cream!

Since this body butter recipe has no water, it can keep from 6 months to a year depending on the shelve life of the ingredients used.

Yield: about 4 oz

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  1. Sava

    Hi again Eve!

    We’ve been using your cocoa butter lotion recipe for a long time now, and loving it! We modified it into a cream, thicker…

    Anyway, wanted to ask you what is the difference between refined and unrefined shea butter? I actually bought unrefined shea butter, thinking it is more natural and better for body, but i’ve seen up there u used refined one.


  2. Funmi

    Hello Eva. Good job you doing here. Pls I need recipes for all skin care products.thank you

  3. Sandra

    Hi there. Just made my first Whipped Shea Butter recipe and it didn’t work. I used exactly the ingredients you said and followed the instructions to the letter. After freezing 5 minutes then whisking it just wouldn’t turn into your smooth cream. Seemed like too much oil. Where did I go wrong?

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi sandra, you have to wait until the oils starts to freeze so become solid like a wax but not hard rock. So depending on the temperature of the oils and the temperature of your freezer, you may have to keep it longer. Check every 5 minutes if its is the right consistency before you start whipping.

      May take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. This recipe has more info step by step with photos. Hope this helps!

  4. Kavya

    Hi,loved all your recipes. Thanks. Just wanted to ask can I use aleo vera gel for body butters.

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Kavya, thanks for your kind words. You can use aloe vera but the shelf life will decrease significantly (a few weeks) and you will need t keep your body butter in the fridge.

      • Nancy C

        Hi! I am making products for friends and family and was wondering if this applies to All Aloe products, like an Organic Oil, or just the Gel? Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and experience with so many. It is a great Blessing!

  5. holli beckwith

    Hi Eve, Thanks for your amazing recipes! Can you also give your fave links to find the shea & mango butters and the camelia oil? Thx so much… ;0)

  6. diana

    hi! i just discovered you! i love your page. thank you for the amazing recipes. how long do this shea bitter last? do i have to keep it in the fridge? thanks

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Diana, Since this body butter recipe has no water, it can keep from 6 month to a year depending on the shelve life of the ingredients used.

  7. Denise Garland

    Yay! a recipe that does not include coconut oil! Thanks.

  8. Jan

    Hello, Eve,

    My name is Jan – I would like to ask you a question about your pink Himalyain salt goat milk soap- how did you get your bar so white when the goat milk soap base is glycerin and much more transparent?
    I went to the store today specifically to purchase some pink salt to make some – I just loved your top three melt and pour goal milk soap recipes !

    Thanks and let me know,

  9. Gianna schembari

    Hi!! Could you please let me know some places where you get your containers!! All I have are plastic bags! Haha

    Thanks You Gianna

  10. Jeri Holder

    Hi there, can I use Grape Seed oil instead of Camelia? I do not have any of that on hand. I want to make a lot of this as Christmas gifts. And thank you for the recipe.

  11. DD

    May I know if there is another oil to replace camelia seed oil? Thanks.

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      yes, any liquid oil would work: jojoba oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, grape seed oil… it would not be the exact same texture since each oil has its own properties, constituency and absorption on the skin.

  12. Beatrice Odero

    I have a problem I need your help with. I make a natural body cream using shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil and lavender essential oil for myself and a friends. However, some friends have reported that the cream is drying out the skin on their legs and feet and I don’t understand why this is happening since all these oils are great moisturizers. Your advise on this will be highly appreciated.


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