Homemade Body Butter Recipe & Healing Balm

Why not make your own homemade body butter, face cream, lotion or healing balm? It literally takes ten minutes to make and you’re going to love the fact that it’s all natural and there are no chemicals or nasty ingredients in it. The basic recipe for all of these is coconut oil and beeswax. Depending on what you want to use it for, i.e., moisturizer, acne or eczema, you can add what you need. For mature skin, you can add in essential oils like frankincense and helichrysum.

If desired, you can add a carrier oil specifically for your skin to your homemade body butter receipe. Generally, you’ll want heavier oils for mature skin and lighter oil for younger skin. Scroll down to see my carrier oil guide. Add a scent like lavender, vanilla, rose or geranium and enjoy! You’ll have much healthier glowing skin than using products from your local drugstore. Your skin will thank you for it.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil or any other carrier oil (see below)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 2 tablespoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter (optional)
  • 10 drops of essential oil or vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil (optional)


  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of beeswax
  • 10 drops of essential oil or vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil (optional)

For body butter and healing balm, combine coconut oil, beeswax and olive oil or butter if used, in a glass bowl or mason jar and place inside a sauce pan with about 2 inches of water. Turn it on low or medium heat to melt and stir the cocoa butter and beeswax occasionally, until completely melted.  Move from stove and pour into a container that you have set aside to use. Immediately stir in essential oils or vanilla extract. Add Vitamin E Oil and stir thoroughly (Vitamin E oil can be added to help preserve the balm in addition to healing properties to the skin.) Let sit to cool. Enjoy!

For a lighter moisturizing cream, use a different carrier oil in place of the olive oil. Heavier oils are the most moisturizing.

carrier oil guide

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