Shea Body Butter Recipe

Let’s get rid of our crocodile skin ladies once and for all with this easy organic shea body butter recipe for dry skin! Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E that help soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. Mango butter has natural emollient, wound healing, and regenerative properties. You can substitute grapeseed oil with another carrier oil (that’s what I had in my kitchen today…) like almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, kukui oil.

Chamomile flower water is calming, soothing and Lavender essential oil helps healing little cuts and reduce the formation of scar tissues. Apply this shea body butter  all over your body after showering or only on elbows and knees with dry skin as needed.

Don’t you forget croc ladies…beauty is inside out: drink plenty of water, eat nourishing natural wholefoods and while I agree that hot showers certainly feel divine, your skin will thank you for turning down the hot knob a notch.

Lavender Body Butter Recipe

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Shea Body Butter Recipe
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  1. Add the mango, shea butter and oil plus beeswax together in your double boiler on low heat until they are melted.
  2. Then add the chamomile flower water.
  3. Take the bowl off the heat and start whipping with an electric or manual mixer for a few minutes until the liquid becomes liquid cream.
  4. Then add the essential oils if desired and stir.
  5. Pour in a glass jar and let sit for a few hours. The butter will start to solidify and will soon be ready to use!
  6. Use within 6 month. Yield 4 OZ.



  1. GB

    I applied this butter on my hands. The hands are oily/buttery (like if I applied a regular butter or olive oil on them). This butter doesn’t penetrate into the skin. I will try to use it more. I just know if the product doesn’t go into your skin it doesn’t help.

  2. francine

    hello i am very new to mixing and making my own oils but i am having a hard time with my fragrances, the coconut or the cocoa butter is all i ever smell.. what do you suggest??

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi francine, you can get refined coconut and cocoa butter or deodorized butter that will have no scent. But its a shame as they won’t have the same properties and will be stripped of the vitamins, nutrients etc.. for your skin. But if that’s the only way you can start wearing homemade butters, then do it! Its better than wearing commercial body butter full of nasty chemicals 🙂

  3. Renee

    Why no preservative ?

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      @renee, because they are chemicals = danger for your health and not needed when you make small batches and don’t use water in the recipe.
      Here are the dangerous list of chemicals to avoid:

      Benzoic acid

  4. Ify

    Thank you so much for this Eve. If i use homemade aloe gel or homemade hydrosol for this, would it decrease the shelf life?

    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      yes most likely because there would be contamination. You would need to keep it in the fridge and I don’t think it would last more than a few weeks.


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