This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does this luxurious homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe smell great, but it’s non-greasy and helps to protect your skin from the elements and repeated hand washings!
Pair this homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe with my matching chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers this holiday season! (I’ll even tell you how to create your own orange slice border labels!)
Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe
5 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.25 oz. unsweetened baking cocoa powder
4.5 mL cocoa absolute
.15 oz. Orange Peel Cybilla fragrance oil
1 mL rosemary extract (antioxidant)
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave at 50% power until melted in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Remove from heat.
Weigh out the lanolin then stir into the the butters wax until it melts completely.
Next, weigh out both the clay and cocoa powder, and whisk into the melted body butter ingredients until they are evenly distributed and there are no more clumps.
Now weigh out the hemp seed oil and stir into the body butter mixture. (If you prefer not to use hemp seed oil – I love this oil as it’s a super nourishing dry oil – you can substitute your own favorite carrier oil that’s liquid at room temperature.)
Follow with the orange peel fragrance oil, weighing out the amount needed then mixing it into the body butter as well. (If you prefer an all natural chocolate orange body butter recipe you can substitute the orange peel fragrance oil with .1 oz. of sweet orange essential oil.)
Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the cocoa absolute and the rosemary extract and thoroughly mix into the body butter.
Now place the body butter in the refrigerator until it reaches an even goopey consistency throughout. Mix the body butter again – the cocoa and cocoa absolute will have separated and sunk towards the bottom – then pour into your containers.
This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe will fill two 4 oz. containers. (Each container will have about 3.8 oz. by weight of product.) I used the eco-friendly 4 oz. paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for these body butters.
Allow your body butter to fully solidify – this can take 24-48 hours depending on the temperature in your home, then place the lid on each body butter and label as desired for gifting or personal use.
You can make simple labels for the lids using free online clipart. I found this orange border clipart at Mein Lila Park blog here.
To make the labels I downloaded the free digital orange doodle border png to my computer. I then created a new text document in OpenOffice and formatted the page layout to landscape (Format > Page > Landscape > OK) with default borders. Next I imported the image to the page. (Insert > Picture > From File > Choose file location from your computer) I did not need to scale the image – it works perfectly at the size it is!
I then imported the image again and positioned it to the right of the first one so that the images that overlapped lined up evenly and there were eight orange slices in the row.
Hit enter after the images then repeat for the number of labels that you need.
Now simply print your orange slice border labels onto full size label sheets – I got mine from WorldLabel – then cut them out and wrap them around each lid. That’s it! (For more on how to create your own custom labels, be sure to check out my step by step photo tutorial here.)
To make it a sugar scrub:
It’s super easy to now make your own homemade chocolate orange sugar scrub recipe. If you want a matching chocolate orange body butter and chocolate orange sugar scrub, simply fill one 4 oz. container with your body butter created from the chocolate orange body butter recipe once it’s reached the goopey stage. With the remaining body butter, add 8 oz. of white granulated sugar by weight and mix well.
Once the chocolate orange sugar scrub has solidified, fluff with a fork to unpack the scrub for ease of use. Then fill the containers of your choice with the sugar scrub – either four 4 oz. containers, two 8 oz. containers or one 16 oz. container.
To make the entire batch of body butter into a scrub, add 16 oz. of white granulated sugar. It’s as easy as that!
If you like my homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe – and chocolate orange sugar scrub! – then you may also enjoy my cinnamon sugar non-greasy body butter recipe, my vanilla & fig homemade non-greasy body butter recipe, my DIY lemon verbena candle and body butter gift set and my non-greasy lavender body butter recipe. Or even my cranberry chutney solid lotion bar recipe made with cocoa and mango butters and Manuka honey!
I also have homemade sugar scrub recipes for making you own homemade body scrub recipe with neem oil for acne prone skin, pink grapefruit and poppyseed sugar scrub recipe, orange and coconut face scrub recipe, anti-aging natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe, homemade pumpkin sugar scrub recipe, chocolate cake scented creamy sugar scrub recipe, raspberry lemonade sugar scrub recipe, natural creamy lemon poppyseed sugar scrub recipe, homemade peppermint foaming sugar scrub recipe, and a fall spice sugar scrub recipe.
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