chocolate rose body cream recipe for dry skin

Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe with Coconut Oil for Dry Skin Relief

February 19, 2014
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Learn how to make this natural chocolate rose body moisturizer with coconut oil. This chocolate rose body cream recipe is scented with chocolate absolute and rose essential oil for a natural fragrance that will delight the senses. While a rich blend of hydrating coconut oil and other carrier oils deliver moisturizing relief for dry skin.

Natural DIY Homemade Chocolate and Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe - Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Idea

I know, here I am talking about chocolates and roses and Valentine’s Day has already come and gone. But I’m not talking about those chocolate and roses. Instead I’m talking about a heavenly chocolate and rose scented hand and body cream made with moisture intense coconut oil! Not only does it smell fabulous, but it’s a hundred percent natural. I also think it’d make a faboo homemade Mother’s Day gift in the near future. Read on for how to make it!

Chocolate & Rose Body Cream Recipe with Coconut Oil

©  Rebecca D. Dillon


1.5 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1 oz. argan oil
.75 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. walnut oil
.25 oz. castor oil
20 drops cocoa absolute
10 drops rose essential oil (or a blend works too!)

Instructions on How to Make Body Cream for Dry Skin:

Weigh out the beeswax using a digital kitchen scale and melt either in the microwave (in a glass pyrex measuring cup) or a double boiler. Next, weigh out the remaining oils in a separate container then stir into the melted beeswax until all ingredients have melted. Add the cocoa absolute and rosewood essential oil and stir. Allow to set up almost all of the way, then mix well to incorporate the cocoa absolute back into the cream. (It sinks to the bottom when the oils are still liquid.) Finally, spoon into a 4 oz. container or evenly into two 2 oz. containers of your choice. Use as desired on hands, feet or body.

Can I Make Substitutions in a Body Cream Recipe?

Don’t want to use walnut oil in my natural body cream recipes? It’s easy to make a substitution. Simply swap equal parts of walnut oil with another carrier oil of your choice.

Oils with intense healing properties like evening primrose oil, pumpkin seed oil and rosehip seed oil make great substitutes. You can also use tamanu oil – one of my favorites! – however, as it has a strong natural scent it may affect the smell of the final product slightly.

For a slightly thicker cream, try adding 1 oz. of shea butter or .5 oz. of one of the following: cocoa, kokum or illipe butter.

This is also great on lips or even as a hair mask in a pinch.

For more great homemade bath, body and skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. And if you’re already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day, then be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest as well. I’ll be adding lots of new DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas in the coming months!


  • Priyanjana Roy

    February 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    hmmmmm… yum!!!

  • Kayla Seah

    February 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I can already tell by the combination of ingredients that I’d love this. Great recipe!

  • Elyse

    February 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Will your whipped body butter recipe work with the 76 degree coconut oil also? Or will it harden the mixture when cooler?!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      I’m not sure what recipe your referring to, but this one can be whipped.

  • Jan Turner

    May 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Chocolate and Rose body Cream, sounds wonderful, do you think I can substitute Fractionated Coconut oil with the 76?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      May 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      No. Fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temp so it’d be way too soft. You can sub 96 degree melt point coconut oil – what they sell in grocery stores – and it would make it a bit stiffer which is great for summer.

  • Ruby

    December 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

    How long will these keep for?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

      The shelf life will always be the same as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. This will depend on where you purchase your ingredients and how long you’ve had them on hand.

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