Shea Butter Body Bar Recipe

Shea Butter Body Bars are easy last minute gifts made with rich Shea butter, Virgin Coconut oil and Beeswax. Of course you can choose your own blend of essential oils or keep them unscented. Either way, the virgin coconut oil adds a “macaroon-type” aroma and these are welcome treats for any occasion.


60 grams (about 2 ounces) shea butter
18 grams (about 1/2 ounce) virgin coconut oil
26 grams (about 1 ounce) beeswax
1/4 teaspoon patchouli essential oil
1/4 teaspoon blood orange essential oil
4 drops ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops rose essential oil


  1. Measure the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax into a Pyrex measuring cup and place the cup into a bath of boiling water. When the wax is nearly completely melted, remove the cup from the water and stir the ingredients to thoroughly combine.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool for about 1 minute before adding the essential oils and stirring to ensure the mix.
  3. Pour into molds of your choice. I usually use 1/4 ounce molds shaped like ovals so they fit nicely into the hands but you can use any mold you like. You can also use deodorant or other “stick” containers.
  4. Allow the bars to cool completely before using. To use, warm a bar between your palms to transfer some of the oils and butter to your palms. Massage dry skin with your oil infused palms to soothe and moisturize. Repeat often!
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