Almond Vanilla Body Butter

Tracking PixelThe days and nights are getting even colder in the Winter months and my skin is getting so dry.  I am a huge lover of Almond and Vanilla scents and I decided to whip up some luxurious Almond Vanilla Body Butter that can be used day and night for all the months of the year.

Almond Vanilla Body Butter

This Body Butter is creamy and will leave your skin feeling like silk but won’t leave a residue on your clothes or sheets so it’s a definite must try.  Perfect for the home and makes a great hostess gift as well. Enjoy.

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Almond Vanilla Body Butter DIY
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Almond Vanilla Body Butter
  • ½ C. Shea butter (Purchase here)
  • ½ C. Spectrum® Naturals Coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs. Almond extract
  1. Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.
  2. Scoop the coconut oil and shea mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the fridge and add the vanilla and almond extract.
  4. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (about 2-3 minutes).
  5. Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal.
  6. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months.
  7. If you see an separation simply stir well. That's all.

Almond Vanilla Mix

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32 thoughts on “Almond Vanilla Body Butter

  1. Question! It's that time of the year where my coconut oil is as hard as a rock. Does whipping it all together help prevent that? Thanks :)
    1. Hi Olivia. Great Question. To liquify my coconut oil I always pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and that helps tremendously. Once it's whipped inside the almond body butter it should stay soft for a good 6 months.
  2. Lovely recipe! I can feel my alligator-skin legs becoming smoother already--not to mention smelling delightful! I am allergic to shea; can you think of another butter to take its place? And the butter will hold up for six months without a preservative? Thanks!
  3. I bet this is not only very moisturizing, but also great for stretch marks. I've got four kids and yo-yo'd on my weight so much. I have ugly stretch marks and can't find a good lotion for it. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!
  4. I made this for a Tween Girls library group. I had to triple the recipe due to the amount of girls, and it wouldn't get creamy until it sat for a while. Even then, it was still a thinner oily consistency. Should it be that way? It also was beige-colored instead of white due to 3T vanilla that I used (since I tripled everything). Should I have kept the vanilla at 1T? I used Spectrum's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - Unrefined. Could that have made a difference? Should I have used Spectrum's Organic Coconut Oil-Refined that you have pictured above? This is my first attempt to make cosmetic products so any advice you can give will be much appreciated. Thanks!
    1. By tripling the recipe you are adding a heavier load of "butters" which could make it get a little thinner with the mixing. Just pop it in the fridge for a bit and allow it to sit again and than whip it up again! I would keep the vanilla at just 1 Tbsp as it's such a powerful oil! =) I really hope this helps! If this doesn't work you can always make the recipes one at a time instead of tripling the ingredients in one batch!
  5. Can you pleAse let me know if the Shea butter to use is the hard clumpy unrefined type or a lot ion/ whipped creamy one Thank you
  6. I made this for Christmas gifts, used ArtMinds Shea Butter from Michaels and Organic Coconut Oil, naturally refined...but I only used 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of almond extract (both pure, not imitation)...mine whipped beautifully, but then turned to a lump of 'hard soap' after I put it in sealed mason jars...was it the lesser amount of vanilla and almond that won't keep it creamy? Or did I use a wrong type of 'shea butter'?..Please help..I'm embarrassed to give these as gifts, and the items are expensive...thank you!!
  7. This looks really great and easy to make. I am only just beginning to make my own personal care products and this product looks like a good place to start. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Hi. I've been making body butters for some time now but never occurred to me to use extracts in my recipes. I would like to know if adding extracts to body butters changes the shelf life of the product and if yes how long would it be ok to keep it for?? Thanks in advance.

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