Body Butter

What is body butter? How does it differ from lotion? Well body butter is a thicker product intended to have a longer lasting and higher moisture level. With most commercial body butters, you will find the same toxins in most body care products that are not natural. Most of all fragrances! Fragrances can be a combination of up to 3,000 chemicals to reach the perfect scent. Gross! Most lotions comprised are artificial products and water.

Natural body butters are easily made. You want them to be minimal in ingredient list and easy to make. I make body butter using cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vanilla essential oil. Smells wonderful, and is amazing for the winter months when you skin dries out and tends to crack. 

Body Butter is meant to be applied anytime day or night. Some people prefer to apply it after a shower. It does not have a greasy consistency, even those made with cocoa butter and coconut oil. The body butter made by Skin Candy, Butter Me Up, is made with all natural and organic ingredients. Typically only 3-4 ingredients. It is nourishing, rejuvenating, and soothes dry skin. Please visit my Skin Candy page or contact me for more information. 

Body Butter: Recipes 

Vanilla Body Butter:

1 cup organic coconut oil

1 cup organic cocoa butter

10 drops of Vanilla essential oil


Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in double boiler

Once melted, place in fridge until hard

Whip with standing mixer

Add vanilla essential oil. 

 Coconut Lavender Body Butter:

-1 cup room temperature unrefined coconut oil 

-10-15 drops lavender essential oil

-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil


Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in double boiler

Once melted, place in fridge until hard

Whip with standing mixer

Add lavender essential oil and Vitamin E

Body Butter is a wonderful way to allow your skin to feel pampered, soft, and sexy. The natural oils give you moisture like you have never felt before. The kind of moisture that lasts all day!