Honey Lavender Body Butter

26 August 2017 by Natanja

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  • A rich and nourishing body butter with the wonderful scent of lavender.

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    Happy weekend everybody! I’m excited for Saturday to be here because today marks the official start of me doing my drivers license. I know you’re probably thinking that I’m a little old to be doing my drivers license since most people start when they are a teenager. But in the past I have never found the right time (or had the finances) to do it, so it had to wait until now.

    But the day is finally here and I am very excited (and a tad nervous) to be doing this. I think that there are two possible outcomes for me as a driver. 1). I’ll be as cautious driving as I am with everything else and I’ll take traffic laws very seriously. 2). I’ll take after my mother and take speed signs as suggestions.

    Let’s hope it will be scenario number one.

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    But getting back to the real topic here- this gorgeous fluffy body butter. The texture of this body butter is simply insane. It’s like frosting, whipped to a creamy and airy consistency. (Am I the only one who is craving cake after that sentence?) But do not let the light and airy texture fool you. This is not a light moisturizer. It is rather quite the opposite. In fact, this is probably the richest body butter I have ever used in my life.

    This body butter is perfect for very dry and irritated skin. If you have dry legs after shaving or dry elbows and knees you are going to love this. You can use this everywhere, apart from your face. It’s just too heavy for the delicate skin on your face. But it’s great for legs, arms, cuticles,..

    Now let’s take a look at the ingredients used in this body butter.

    • shea butter: contains allantoin which helps with irritated skin, scars, and cell regeneration, replaces lost oils ensuring soft and supple skin
    • sweet almond oil: naturally contains vitamin E, very moisturizing, mild and thus great for irritated skin
    • coconut oil: promotes collagen formation, seals in moisture, protects and nourishes the skin
    • vitamin e oil: antioxidant- protects against free radicals and other environmental damages, prevents the other oils from going rancid
    • honey: hydrating and anti-inflammatory
    • lavender essential oil: calming, relaxing
    • cornstarch: combats the greasiness of the oils

    And those are all the ingredients needed to make a wonderful moisturizing body butter. No preservatives, fillers or artificial scents! Wohoo!

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    I prefer using this body butter in the late evening before going to sleep. This way it has time to sink in during the night and I wake up with hydrated and soft skin. If you give this body butter a try, let me know in the comment section down below! 🙂




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    Honey Lavender Body Butter

    • Yield: 1x 300ml jar (10.1oz) 1x


    A rich and moisturising body butter with the soothing scent of lavender.




    1. In a double boiler,  melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Then mix in the sweet almond oil and vitamin e oil. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for about 1 hour  or until slightly solid.
    2. Then add the the cornstarch, honey and lavender oil and whip with a handmixer until soft and fluffy (like frosting) for about 3-5 minutes.
    3. Store in a clean glass jar in a cool and dry place.


    The shelf life of this body butter is about 12 months.

    To prevent bacteria from getting into your body butter, use a clean spoon to scoop it out.

    Start off with a pea size portion and use more if necessary. Keep in mind that homemade body butters are always more oily than store bought versions because they contain no water or fillers.


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    1. Raquel Gutherie on 8. July 2018 at 18:50

      Where is the honey in this recipe?

      • Natanja on 10. July 2018 at 8:21

        Thank you for pointing that out! I updated it now. Sorry for the confusion. 🙂

    2. Marion on 15. December 2018 at 12:08

      What gives how much body butter ? I want do this for christmas for all the girls on my family .. thanks 🙂

      • Natanja on 18. December 2018 at 18:37

        Hi Marion! Sorry for the delayed response. The recipe yields 1x 300ml jar (a little over 10oz), thus a good amount for one person. I’ll update this in the recipe as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🙂

        • Marion on 22. December 2018 at 11:42

          thank you! I’m going to cook then and make this butter beauty that gives very want … Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

          • Marion on 22. December 2018 at 15:29

            One more question ?, when you say to keep it cool and dry does the fridge fit or in a room away from a heat source? Thank you…. 🙂

            • Natanja on 4. February 2019 at 16:06

              You do not need to store it in the fridge, just keep it away from direct sunlight. Cheers 🙂

    3. Katie Atkinson on 15. November 2019 at 1:24

      Hey there, Do you have a rec for substitute for cornstarch for ppl with corn sensativities? Arrowroot? Thanks!

      • Natanja on 17. November 2019 at 13:26

        Hi Katie! I’m not sure, you’d have to try it. But I’d also assume that arrowroot would be the best substitution here. However, you can also omit the cornstarch entirely (the body butter will just be a bit more oily). Hope that helps! 🙂

    4. Liv on 11. March 2020 at 1:03

      Could aloe juice be added to make it just a tad thinner to be used in a pump bottle?

      • Natanja on 11. March 2020 at 16:48

        Hi Liv! Great question. I’m not 100% sure, since I haven’t tried aloe vera juice in beauty DIYs yet, but I assume that it a). it won’t emulsify since this is an oil based product and b). it will greatly reduce the shelf-life. Since this is a body butter and not a lotion per se, I think it’s best to look for a liquid lotion recipe. I don’t have any yet, but I am sure a quick Pinterest search will yield plenty of results. Hope I was able to help! 🙂

    5. Leigh on 12. July 2020 at 21:03

      Can another scented oil be used other than Lavender? If so, any suggestions? Thank you! 🙂

      • Natanja on 14. July 2020 at 19:09

        Hi Leigh!
        Yes you can also use other oils, as long as they are safe for topical use. Also keep in mind that some essential oils shouldn’t be applied to the skin if you are going to go into the sunlight as they can cause phototoxic reactions when exposed to uv. Either use non-phototoxic oils, or if you are using phototoxic oils only use the body butter at night before going to sleep. E.g. Geranium would be a lovely (non-phototoxic) substitute here. 🙂

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