whipped body butter that is NOT greasy? I’ve gotcha.

I am VERY picky when it comes to hand cream, body butter, lotion, etc.  I want it to be hydrating but not greasy, and thick yet lightweight.

Oh – and it should also smell good, but not too overpowering.

So I made some.

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In my quest to DIY pretty much ALLTHETHINGS, I’ve of course come across tons of recipes for homemade body butters and hand creams. Like, tons. But even from the pictures I could tell that they would be either too thin and/or slick for me.


But I kept coming back to this, and did a bit more research. And it turns out you CAN make a rich-yet-light, lovely-smelling, NON-GREASY body butter!

The secret is arrowroot powder. Which made perfect sense as it’s the key ingredient in my fave dry shampoo spray.

I was still skeptical as to how it would work in a body butter, but I had everything on-hand except the shea butter, so I decided to give it a try!


And it couldn’t have been easier. Simply melt the shea butter, coconut oil and almond oil and chill till set but not hardened.

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Then whip it up with the rest of your ingredients!

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I made a big batch to divvy up and give to some friends, but you can halve the recipe if you like. And feel free to adjust the amounts of essential oils or switch them up to whatever scents you favor – grapefruit/orange, frankincense and peppermint are all lovely options!

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Whipped Body Butter

1 cup shea butter
1/2 cup refined coconut oil
3/4 cup sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
30 drops Lavender oil
30 drops Lemon oil

In a heatproof bowl set over barely simmering water melt the shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Remove from heat, cool slightly and place in the fridge till starting to set but not yet hardened (if that should happen simply leave out at room temperature till it softens).

Add the arrowroot powder, Vitamin E, Lavender and Lemon oils, and whip on high speed with a hand or stand mixer for 5 – 10 minutes, or till firm peaks form. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

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  1. Cathie England on August 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Where do you buy your vitamin e? Thank you

    • sherisilver on August 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      Hi! I get it on Amazon – right above the recipe is a row of pictures of the products I use – if you click on the Vitamin E pic it will take you right to the link! 🙂

  2. Cheryl Kelly on September 17, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Hi, can I add or substitute Mango butter?

    • sherisilver on September 17, 2020 at 7:47 am

      I believe you can substitute it for the shea butter – let me know if you do and how it turns out! 🙂

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