Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

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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.

This easy to make homemade shea butter lotion is an all natural recipe that is sure to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth!

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!

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  1. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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!


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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. • Thanks for publishing this details. I simply wish to let you know that I just look into your site and also I locate it really fascinating and useful.

  10. I am highly allergic to both Shea butter and cocoa butter. Is there something else I could use as an alternative? I would love to make my own lotions and soaps.

    1. They may be harder to find and have a slightly different texture, but look for: Apricot Kernal Butter, Hemp Butter, or Mango Butter. I’ve used Mango Butter the most out of those 3 and it’s very nice.

  11. I’m really looking forward to this, but as in a post a little over two years ago, I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the shea butters online. I couldn’t find any recommendations on your site currently, so could you give me 2-3 that would be good to consider/purchase? Thanks!

  12. Love this recipe! Been using it for a few months now and it truly does great…I used lavender oil with it and I think it helped against our Louisiana “State Bird” Mosquitoes. 😉 I’m going to try with Lemongrass eucalyptus and peppermint also. Thanks

  13. Hi,
    quick question. Is the Vit. E absolutely necessary? I live in Germany and Vit. E is not cheap…..


    love your blog!

    1. No, it can be left out. It does help to preserve the lotion for a longer period of time but if you plan on using it quickly and making sure you don’t get water in it, it should last for a decent amount of time without the Vitamin E.

  14. I’m leaving for my annual Girls trip soon, I’ll be flying to Florida, I’m wondering how stable this would be on a plane if it was to get to warm. I would like to make this to take as gift for my friends. Any information you can provide wot be great! Thanks