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Dry, Chapped Skin Butter

chapped skin body butter

This aromatic butter recipe makes a silky, easily-applied chapped skin body butter that moisturizes, soothes, and protects.

Body butters are pure nourishment for your skin!

The true art of creating body butters has to do with the ratio of butter to oil to wax. To create a chapped skin body butter that's soft and easy to apply, a 6:1 ratio is ideal. Six parts of butters and oils, to one part beeswax.


2 oz (60 ml) Calendula oil
1 oz (30 ml) Neroli infused jojoba
2 oz (56 gm) Palm Kernel oil
4 oz (112 gm) Coconut oil
2 oz (56 gm) Shea butter
1 oz (28 gm) Cocoa butter
2 oz (56 gm) Beeswax


  1. Melt the beeswax and Neroli infused jojoba together in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. (Use the double boiler approach in picture above.)
  2. Add the cocoa butter and gently stir until melted. (I use a glass stir rod.)
  3. Add the coconut oil and palm kernel and gently stir until melted.
  4. Add the shea butter, remove from the heat and stir until melted.
  5. Add the calendula oil and stir until combined.

Pour into seven wide-mouth 2 oz (60 ml) glass jars, cover and allow to cool (makes about 14 oz, or almost .5 litres). I keep the ones I'm not using in the refrigerator for longer shelf life. The ones I'm using I leave at room temperature. The shelf life of this butter could be one year if all your ingredients are fresh. Ask your supplier when each butter/oil was produced. Smooth into dry, cracked skin (or over healthy skin to protect it), and enjoy!

Moisturizing Body Oil With Ylang Ylang

And now for a small marketing moment . . . if you want to learn more about making your own products with essential oils, check out my aromatherapy recipe book, Essential Living.

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: coconut oil, jojoba, Neroli, Recipes and Blends, beeswax, cocoa butter, dry skin, palm kernel

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