DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter in a jar

I ran out of moisturiser last weekend and as I was already attacking another DIY recipe (lip scrub), I did a bit of research in to natural options for body moisturisers as well.

I found this recipe from Living The Nourished Life and made my own ‘Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter’.

p.s. making this recipe may result in you humming Whip it to the tune of ‘Push It’ by salt’n’pepa round your kitchen… you have been warned!

Results are below for your viewing pleasure:

Product ingredients - coconut oil, lavender oil, bio oil


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • A few drops of essential oil

Note: I swapped Vitamin E Oil for Bio Oil & my choice of essential oil was Lavender.


1. Put the coconut oil in to your mixing bowl.

scooping out coconut oil in to mixer

2. Add the teaspoon of oil.

teaspoon of bio oil

3. Add several drops of your chosen essential oil(s). This is completely down to personal preference, so it is as much or as little as you like.

drop of lavender oil

4. Whip it, Whip it real good!

mixer whipping

5. Mix on high-speed for 6 – 7 minutes until you have a light and airy consistency.

Black Breville Scraper Mixer Pro (BEM800)
Close up of whisk

6. Store your whipped body butter in an air tight container, I choose an old jam jar to keep mine in.

Pouring mixture in to jar

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter in a Jar


  • Don’t melt the oil! You need the oil to be in solid form for this to work – it won’t whip otherwise
  • Store in the fridge during the hotter months of the year or for a refreshingly cool application
  • Don’t have a mixer? That’s fine, electric hand mixers will work just as well!
  • A blender or food processor won’t whip the oil, as they heat it up too much & it melts
  • As with the diy lip scrub recipe, you can swap coconut oil for any of these: shea butter, Cupuacu butter, Mango butter or Babassu oil (as they all have the same consistency)
  • Use a combination of essential oils for a mini aromatherapy session with every application

Happy moisturising beauties!

Don’t forget to share with us if you try the recipe and what you think!


Katherine Bugden

The beautiful Katherine Bugden is a co-founder and contributor to A Conscious Beauty blog.

This English lass is an avid writer, tea drinker, reader and can chat the hind legs off a donkey. She loves to travel and has a serious case of wanderlust, which is providing ample fodder for day-dreams. Love, family, friends and laughter are constant themes in this beauty’s life. When not working, reading or writing, she’s on the beach lapping up the sunshine and letting the ocean wash any worries away.

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