Healing Body Butter {with Essential Oils}

We interrupt this regularly scheduled series, Organize Your Heart and Home, to bring you this special announcement about Healing Body Butter!

Today, I am sticking an extra post into my day because I am participating in an awesome series with 7 other wonderful ladies called Healthy Living, Healthy Home!

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Once a month for the next three months, we will be sharing how we use Young Living Essential Oils in our homes to promote healthy living for our families.

You can check out all of the other wonderful posts by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post.  

AND be sure to read to the bottom of the post to enter to win the Thieves Premium Starter Kit!  

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But first, I want to show you this easy Healing Body Butter I made with my essential oils. 



Why did I make my own body butter?  Maybe this will help explain…



Over the past year, I have been amazed at all I have learned about the terrible toxins we are putting in our bodies everyday.  Learning about how to use essential oils in my home has helped me get on the right track, although I still have a long way to go.  There is so much more I have to learn, but I know I am headed in the right direction.  

I am slowly taking baby steps to rid my home of things that are harmful to me and my children. 

Besides my faith, I think teaching my children how to naturally care for their bodies is one of the best gifts I can give them.  And it is my prayer that they will pass it down to their children, my grandchildren.  What a blessing it would be to see future generations not have to deal with some of the terrible health problems our generation has endure because of the harmful things we have put on and in our bodies. 

I was super excited about making this body butter!  My hands are so chapped and dry from this cold weather that they sting all day.  I wanted something natural and safe that I could use on my skin.

This Healing Body Butter is soooo easy to make!

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1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup raw shea butter

2 oz. of sweet almond oil

10 drops Lavender essential oil

10 drops Cedarwood essential oil

(Or you can substitute the essential oil of your choice.)

*I only recommend Young Living Essential Oils.  They are the best!



1.  In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and shea butter together.  Stir.

2.  Remove from heat and pour in a mixing bowl.

3.  Set mixing bowl in refrigerator for about an hour or more (depends on how cold your fridge is,) or until the mixture is semi-solid.  (You don’t want it to harden completely back up.)

4.  Remove from refrigerator and begin mixing it in an electric mixer on a low speed.  

5.  Add sweet almond oil slowly to mixture.

6.  Increase speed of mixer to high.  

7.  Add Essential Oils.

8.  Whip mixture for about 10 minutes until super light and fluffy.

9.  Divide body butter into containers of choice. 



I used Lavender essential oil because “it has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.”

I used Cedarwood essential oil because it “has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.”

I’ve used this healing body butter on my hands for only a day, and I cannot believe how smooth my hands already feel.  Yay!


Have you made your own body butter before? 

Wanna learn more about essential oils?  Click HERE to read more.

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    1. I got mine at the Whole Foods store, but you can get them cheaper on Amazon. I tried to add those links in my post today, but they weren’t working. :(

  1. My hands get so cracked and dry too. Any other oils you can recommend as an alternative to the lavender and cedarWood? Or do you really feel those are the best two for the skin? Thank you :-)

    1. Lisa,
      Lavender is definitely the best for skin. That is the one most commonly recommended. I just added Cedarwood because it is supposed to help some too.

  2. My skin is so dry and I have tried everything. Maybe this would help. Does it soak in or does it leave stain on your clothing? I need it all over as I have dry patches on my back too. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless!

    1. Hi Shirley!
      It does soak in, but it is a little oily. I just dab my hands with a paper towel afterwards. It has truly helped my hands, and Jonathan’s too! :)
      If you use it on your back, I think you might want to dab it with a paper towel before putting your clothes on.
      Have a wonderful day!

  3. My hands are always SO dry, so this new homemade remedy just might do the trick…but ohhhh, I don’t have oils :(
    Thanks…… ;)

  4. I’ve never commented before but am a long time follower-your blog is one of the 1st I ever visited Traci! Love everything about your blog. Your house and family values are an inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to enter for the essential oils giveaway. I have been wanting to try the Young Living line of oils.

  5. Hi – have been following you for a few weeks, and love everything! Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. I’m trying to enter, but don’t see where to actually click a button, I have entered my info, but nothing came up. thanks!

  6. Would love to win it! Having a rough emotional couple months, lost my Mom in August and my Dad is on hospice, very sick. YL oils are amazing, Don’t know how I’d make thru the day w/o them!

  7. Hi, I placed an order for a premium starter kit under your ID last week but have not received any information about how I will receive the items from your January incentive. Sorry that I am commenting here but I tried to send an email through this website and I tried to comment on the January post but am not able to. I would love some follow up information. Thanks.

  8. Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been playing with different mixtures for my daughter. Are the measurements for the coconut oil and shea butter before they are melted? I have a hard time with mine turning solid like shea butter and wondered if I was using too much.

  9. Traci, What brand of coconut oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil do you use and where is the best place to purchase them?

  10. they say hands give away the person’s age and could even make a person appear older….so does the chin’s under-hang )))) i’ve seen people my age (not older 30) and even younger with truly scary hands….and elbows!! and I can’t help but compare my hands and always end up smiling cuz I’ve been lucky enough to come across bloggers like you Traci and others from whom (who??) I’ve learned/ gathered information that pointed me in the right direction of skin and self care. So, thank you! great recipe! I’ve also started whipping coffee infused coconut oil into butter ( just cold infusion method of fresh ground coffee and coconut oil) with shea and cocoa butters.
    I’ve read that adding arrowroot powder would make it less oily when applied. I haven’t tried it yet, but do you think it would work? Would you happen to have any other ideas on making it less greasy? Thank you ))))

    1. Hi Markiza! I have not tried using arrowroot powder, but I will check it to that. Let me know if it works for you. I would love something less greasy too. :)

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