This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
I made this lavender body butter recipe specifically for my grandmother as a homemade Christmas gift. Her favorite scent is lavender lavender lavender. And I chose to add the neem oil to the recipe as she suffers from reoccurring shingles and neem oil has very strong anti-viral properties. In addition neem oil has also been shown to offer relief from common skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe
3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. hemp seed oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. arrowroot powder
.07 oz. lavender essential oil
1 ml pure 100% neem oil
1ml vitamin E oil
If you prefer an all natural lavender body butter then you can omit the Cyclomethicone. However, this ingredient gives the resulting body butter a smooth, silky feel and also helps the end product not feel greasy once it absorbs into skin. Color is also optional. If you’d like a lavender tinted product you can use micas or oxide and ultramarine pigment powders. In addition you can use unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter but it may impact the fragrance of the final product depending on where you source your ingredients.
This lavender body butter recipe yields one 4 oz. container and will weigh around 3.8 oz. You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more than one lavender body butter at a time.
Weigh out the arrowroot powder and stir into the butters until it has dissolved.
Now weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted butters until it has liquified.
Next weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil, lavender essential oil and Cyclomethicone. Follow with the vitamin E and neem oils, using graduated plastic pipette to measure out and add these ingredients. Mix well.
Pour the body butter into a 4 oz. container of your choice. I used a small 4 oz. quilted Ball canning/jelly jar. (My 12 pack of jars came with a set of blank labels you see on the front of my lavender body butter.) You can easily find these at local grocery stores as well as big box stores. Keep in mind that this lavender body butter recipe will take a while to harden up. You can speed this up by placing it in the fridge.
To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that less is more. A little goes a long way and using too much will take the product longer to absorb.
For label ideas for this lavender body butter be sure to check out my homemade cranberry non-greasy body butter recipe which instructs you on using sticker paper and stamp to make a seasonal sticker label for the top of the canning jar. If you liked this recipe you may also like my dry oil body spray recipe.
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