Shea and mango body butter recipe

Shea & Mango Body Butter
(Makes about 10 oz.)

6 oz. Refined/Unrefined Shea Butter or Mango Butter
1 ½ oz. Olive Oil
1 ½ oz. Jojoba Oil
1 oz. Babassu Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
1-2 tsp. Coconut Fragrance oil (to your liking)

Place Shea Butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat just until melted. Add Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Emu and heat just until mixed and translucent. Add Vitamin E Oil and blend with stick blender. Let cool for about 10 minutes, and then place in freezer for approximately 5-10 minutes. Blend again for a few minutes and place again in freezer for another 5-10 minutes. When mixture begins to thicken, blend your Fragrance Oil in and pour into clean sterilized containers.

*This recipe does NOT require preservative. This recipe will make a body butter with the consistency of tub margarine. Olive oil is used because of its ability to reduce the effects of sunburn.

Credit: by Jennifer Kott from the Soapmaker’s Garden.


  1. Cindy says

    Question – in the ingredients you have

    1 oz. Babassu Oil

    In the directions you have Emu. Which one is the correct ingredient? I would love to try this recipe, but need to know which one is correct!!

    thanks, cindy

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