How to Make a Super Moisturizing Lemon & Lavender Body Butter

I love this body butter! So easy to make and helps with stretch marks. | The Refreshanista

Raise your hand if you have dry skin! FYI I am raising both hands because my skin is soooo dry. It feels like I am constantly layering on body butter and lip balm to try to fight the flakiness.

Moment of honesty- I used to be a body butter addict. As in I had one or two or three of like eight different scents from The Body Shop. Every time they had a sale I would go in and spend over $100 on tons and tons of body butter. In fact, a couple years later, I still have some left over!

But I don’t like to use any kind of store-bought body butter any more. A read-through of the ingredients list is enough to make me concerned about how many chemicals I’m putting on my skin to be absorbed.

So now I like to make my own! This body butter uses completely natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils, and coconut oil. Ingredients that nourish and heal your skin. It’s great for dry skin or for pregnant mamas. The shea butter and coconut oil help moisturize and promote elasticity. Lavender oil helps to heal scars and lemon oil helps to fade them. Vitamin E is known for its ability to repairย skin. Lots of good stuff!

So if you’ve got dry skin, scars, or stretch marks- this is definitely the body butter for you! It absorbs into the skin quickly and is non-greasy. The scent is pretty light, unlike those chemical filled products that hit everyone within a 10-foot radius of you! If you want yours to be a little more scented, or even to up the healing power, you can add more lemon and lavender essential oils.



Lemon & Lavender Body Butter

Author Melanie Maxwell


  • 1 cup of shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 30 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops of lavender essential oil


  1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or a bowl set in a larger bowl full of hot water. Whisk to fully combine.

    Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl if you used a double boiler. Add remaining ingredients, mix well.

    Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until hardened, about 2 hours.

    Scoop into a bowl with an electric mixer or a blender and mix until the mixture becomes light and whipped.

    Store in an airtight container.



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12 thoughts on “How to Make a Super Moisturizing Lemon & Lavender Body Butter

  1. I made some body butter before I had any essential oils, now I’m wondering if I melted it and added the oils then rewhipped it, would it work? Thanks!

    1. Hey Sarah, I think you could do that! I haven’t tried it but I’ve read before that if your body butter gets kind of melty you can chill it and rewhip it so I would think you could melt yours and rewhip it without any issue ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Can the almond oil be substituted with avocado or other oils (i.e. jojoba, kukui nut) ? I have an almond oil sensitivity that makes the flaking even worse. ๐Ÿ™ Thanks!

  3. I would like to make this as Christmas gifts. How much does it make? I had planned to put it in 1 cup glass jars.

  4. Hey there! Just wondering what shea butter do you get? Im looking at stores around me and I can’t seem to find anything thats unscented!

  5. Looks awesome!
    I see a list of ingredients but not how to actually make it. Do you have a video?
    I’m new to this so I don’t know if the shea butter needs to be melted, etc..hence, the process.


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