Homemade Whipped Body Lotion

February 3, 2018

Homemade Whipped Body Lotion

Homemade Whipped Body Lotion

A creamy homemade Whipped Body Lotion made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about rubbing into your skin. This DIY body lotion is perfect for every day use!

Winter brings about such wonderful things…warm drinks, colorful scarves, friends around a fire, and maybe for some of us, even snow! You know what else it brings? Dry skin. Ick! There’s nothing worse than dry and itchy skin, it’s serious business. Know what else is serious? All the crap (ahem!) that can be found in store-bought lotions. That’s exactly why I went to work and created a healthy, natural Body Lotion: Homemade Whipped Body Lotion

Lotion is something you probably take for granted. You’ve been using it for so many years (on so many places) that you might not think much about it. Others among us have experienced skin allergies, rashes, or other unpleasant side effects from many big name-brand lotions. Whether your skin notices what’s in store-bought lotions or not, I’m here to tell you just how easy it is to make your own!

No more unnecessary chemicals, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens to preserve your lotion until the freakin’ apocalypse. Imagine a beautiful mason jar filled with velvety soft body butter that you proudly made your self. Imagine how confident you’ll feel about what you’re spreading all over your body! It’s totally cool with me if you put on a little music while massaging your homemade body lotion into your wintery-chaffed skin like some 90’s Herbal Essence commercial. Go on, you know you want to!

Pro Tip:

  • Shea Butter tends to be a little lumpy. If your handheld mixer doesn’t seem to get all the lumps out, feel free to place everything into a blender and starting on low speed, blend until creamy.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. I highly recommend adding Frankincense Essential Oil to your body lotion.

DIY Whipped Body Lotion

Vegan | Gluten-Free | Chemical-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup organic shea butter
  • 3 Tablespoons organic coconut oil room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vitamin E, Jojoba or Argan oil
  • 5 – 6 drops food grade essential oil I suggest vanilla, lavender, lemon or Frankincense


  1. Combine everything with a hand held mixer until light and fluffy.  Store in an airtight, glass container.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a handheld mixer, you could also mix this by hand with a whisk.  If mixing by hand, it may not get as velvety smooth. 


Homemade Whipped Body Butter


For a complete line of health based skin care products, including things like shampoo, conditioner, face masks and face creams check out The Body Deli.

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Sarah Kyle
Sarah Kyle
April 12, 2020 2:38 pm

Can you give a weight for the Shea butter?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Sarah Kyle
April 12, 2020 6:08 pm

Hi Sarah,
About 115 grams. Hope this helps!

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Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau

Thanks for the shoutout!

A j
A j
May 20, 2020 1:10 am

Hello. Does this not need a preservative because of the witch hazel?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  A j
May 21, 2020 1:20 pm

Hi! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I forgot to update the recipe since I’ve added witch hazel. The original did not have it. When adding witch hazel, it’s best to store it in the fridge to prevent spoiling. You could also add grapefruit seed extract as a natural preservative. Or just leave the witch hazel out!