Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

by Merissa on February 13, 2017

in Make Your Own

Make your own Homemade Shea Butter Lotion!

Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

During the winter and summer months, I love applying Shea Butter lotion. The smell is so nice and soothing, and the shea butter makes my skin so soft. Of course, I like to make a lot of my own body products, when I can, and Shea Butter Lotion is no exception to the rule. This recipe is so easy, you’ll be wondering why you’ve never made it before.

Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

What you need:

In a double boiler, combine the shea butter and the coconut oil, until they are completely melted. Stir with a silicone spatula until they are combined.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl, and mix with the essential oils, using the silicone spatula. Once the mixture reaches room temperature (you can speed this process up by placing it in the fridge for fifteen minutes), put it in a container with a lid for easy storing. I love using these twist on plastic lids for jars.

Shea Butter Lotion

Only use a small amount of the homemade Shea Butter Lotion at a time, as a little will go a long way. This lotion will stay smooth and creamy is stored correctly, and keeps your skin so soft. This also makes a great gift to give for any holiday or birthday celebration!

I store mine in two small baby food jars. If you don’t have baby food jars, you can use a small mason jar. If you don’t have any extra jars, a small tupperware container will work, just be sure to find a lid that is airtight, so the lotion won’t dry out. Enjoy your homemade Shea Butter lotion, and your sure-to-be soft skin!

A few other homemade lotion recipes to try:

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1 V. February 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

Thanks Merissa for another great sounding skin care recipe! Definitely will give this a try. I too love creating my own recipes. I have to share with you two companies I order my ingredients from, “Essential Whole sale and lab ” & “Bramble Berry “. Excellent prices, for organic products ! 😀


2 julian February 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Thank you so much for all the recipies, the lotions recipies are
very very interesting themselves,

So good information either,

hava you good time and joy and health!


3 Cecilia K Bakkila February 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

Hi Marissa. Which she butter and coconut oil do you recommend? So many to choose from. Thanks- Cecilia


4 Cecilia K Bakkila February 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Hi Marissa. I found my answer from your posts. Thanks – Cecilia


5 Doreen Aery February 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Hi. Thank you for these awesome recipes. I was wondering if there was another type of butter or oil that could replace coconut oil as the base oil. Coconut oil breaks me out. Thank you for all you do.


6 Merissa February 20, 2017 at 8:19 am

You should be able to replace it with jojoba or sweet almond oil 🙂


7 Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy April 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

I love our simple this is. Not only to make but simple and real ingredient. so pure!


8 Maisy April 21, 2017 at 7:38 am

Oh wow, this seems easy to make! And I already have all the necessary ingredients at home, so I don’t even have an excuse not to make this 🙂 Can you recommend any essential oil blends or your favourite EO to use in this recipe?

Thanks for sharing this at the Friday Favorites linky party! Hope to see you at the next party!



9 Merissa April 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

WE prefer to leave it unscented but a few drops of peppermint or sweet orange oil are fun to change it up.


10 Maisy April 21, 2017 at 9:29 am

I see! Sweet orange oil sound nice. Thank you for the fast response!


11 Kimm at Reinvented April 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

That looks like a great/simple recipe. Love essential oils in anything.
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.


12 Cristina April 24, 2017 at 2:33 am

I just love these homemade lotions.Pinning it!


13 Ariel April 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

Wow! This doesn’t look TOO complicated, lol! I might have to try it!


14 Teri @ The Freshman Cook April 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

I love how easy this is! I want to make this asap! Thank you for sharing at celebrate It!


15 Mary - the boondocks blog April 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

This looks like a really great recipe. I want to try it. Pinning for future use.


16 Erlene April 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

This is such an easy recipe and perfect to gift for Mother’s Day too! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.


17 stickman June 8, 2017 at 5:32 am

The formula for this lotion is simple and easy. When I went to your site I tried it. By following this guide I have successfully tested. It fits well with my skin, feels like the skin is always moist and the tone changes color clearly.
Hope you can share more about how to make creams or lipsticks or other home remedies.
Thank you very much!


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