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Dry, Chapped Skin Butter

by Andrea Butje on February 15, 2012

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!

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.

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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

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