This rich and luxurious Frankincense & Orange Body Butter smells wonderful and it delivers a whole array of fantastic benefits to your body. Far beyond the therapeutic aromatherapy these scents offer they also do great things for you from the outside in. Long known as a precious oil, used by kings and even Cleopatra in her beauty regimen, it has stood the test of time for good reason. The whipped body butter softens immediately in your warm hands and melts into your skin leaving it soft, nourished, and healthy.
Frankincense is known to be helpful as:
- Stress reliever
- Anti Aging wrinkle fighter
- Blemish reducer-scars, acne, stretch marks, wrinkles
- Pain and Inflammation reducer
Orange is known to be helpful as:
- Immunity booster
- Overall tonic
How to Make Frankincense & Orange Whipped Body Butter
- ⅓ cup Shea butter
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 10 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 5 drops Orange essential oil
- Melt Shea butter and coconut oil over medium heat until completely liquefied, stirring frequently.
- Transfer to bowl of hand or stand mixer, place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Do not let it solidify; you want it to firm up to the consistency of softened butter on top.
- Mix on high for 5 minutes until it becomes fluffy and more than doubled in size.
- Add almond oil, Frankincense and Orange essential oils and mix until combined.
- Store in a glass container with a tight fitting lid like a mason jar or upcycled jar from pickles, olives, or cherries, etc…
- Mixture may become liquefied if stored in warm places. You can refrigerate until reset and re-fluff in the mixer to freshen it.
Note: Citrus essential oils will eat away at plastic so it is always best to store them in glass.
Decorate your jars with a nice label and give as a gift or keep it for yourself to keep your skin soft and moisturized all year long.
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Coconut oil (Get it HERE)
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Sharon L. Mueller says
I don’t like using coconut oil. It’s too greasy & doesnt absorb well. You can thicken with beeswax & use cornstarch to make less greasy. I leave my melted oils at room temperature overnite & whip in the morning. That gives you a better ideas of what the firmness & texture will be after its finished. Use whatever oils you like for scent.
I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you! I haven’t made this recipe myself because it was made by a contributor, but I’ve made several very similar recipes that worked out just fine and stayed “whipped” for a long time. I didn’t have to store them in my fridge. When I’ve used shea butter before, it has smelled great, so I’m wondering if the shea butter you used was somehow different than the kind I’ve used before. I’ve never experienced any of the problems you mentioned. So frustrating! I’m so sorry.
I made this yesterday – I halved the amount because I get through lotion really slowly. It had to sit in the fridge for over 2 hours before it started to solidify. As soon as I whipped it it lost consistency – it is not like cream that gets stiffer – it goes from clotted cream to double cream as soon as you break it up. Also, shea butter smells absolutely revolting – I had hoped that the essential oils would cover it up, but unfortunately not. Also the recipe says it may soften in hot temperatures – It’s about 24’C in England at the moment which is warm but not that hot, and it has basically melted into yellow sludge. It also leaves a thick oily residue I’m not a huge fan of and doesn’t really absorb. This would definitely need to be kept in the fridge, and honestly I can’t be bothered to whip something every time I want to use it. I’m going to use up the sludge because it is good on dry skin and then find another recipe. I’m disappointed because this sounded lovely, but hey, not every recipe can be a winner! Maybe it will work for you but unfortunately it didn’t work out for me.
My best guess is either it has something to do with your ingredients or it wasn’t refrigerated long enough after melting/combining the ingredients in the beginning. This recipe was written by a former contributor, and not my personal recipe, so I don’t have personal experience with it…but if it were me, I would try adding more shea butter or less coconut oil until I got the consistency I liked. Hope you can get it to work!
I just made this and it’s still really runny. Did I do something wrong? What can I do to fix it? Tia
I would imagine that would work just fine! I’m no expert (and this is a recipe done by a contributor, not by me).
Tracey Parrish says
This sounds good. Would it work okay if I substitute fractionated coconut oil in place of the almond oil? Thank you!!
You can try it without! I tend to base my recipes on others I’ve seen or used and adjust until I get it the way I like it. I can’t speak to how this would change without the almond oil, but you can try!
Is it necessary to add the sweet almond oil?
Thank you for sharing.
Correct. Heating the oil and butter make it possible for the products to combine. Otherwise, they are solids and won’t mix together. You can certainly whip the mixture after everything is combined. That will make it more smooth and creamy!
I’ve never done anything like this before other than a body moisturiser today- the purpose of melting the oil and Butter??? does the heat do something or is it just easier to combine. I have seen some recipes just using a beater to blend it all together
Ok, thank you so much! I want to try to make this soon!
I’ve never had any problems with stains on my clothes or my sheets (I often use it right before bed).
Hi! I’ve been wanting to make my own body butter for a while, but I’m afraid that the shea butter will leave oil stains or spots on my clothes. It’s a heavy butter, and I don’t want to ruin my clothes. Do you have any insight on that?
I’ll see if I can find out from Jody, who wrote this recipe. :)
Andrea Dunn says
how many jars does this recipe make and how many ounces is the jar you put it in?
Lynne B says
I can’t wait to try some of your DIY recipes. I don’t have many EO’s yet. But I love the combo of the frankincense and orange!
I get my shea butter on Amazon. I’m sorry I didn’t mention that in the post! Here’s what I’ve gotten: https://amzn.to/2iULSWF
Where can you buy shea butter?
Yes, I would keep the oils the same with a pre-made base. Essential oils are pretty easy to adjust to your “taste” anyway, so adding more or less will still be fine.
If I use a pre-made base, would you keep the ratios of the essential oils the same?
Yes, definitely! I made a bunch of body butters and soaps for Christmas gifts (and kept a few for myself, of course). I love them!
Ooh, this sounds lovely! It would make a great gift, especially if you made a large batch! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!
You’re welcome! And thank you for stopping by! :)
This sounds so luxurious! Thank you for sharing with Merry Monday this week!
shelly peterson says
Sounds like another great body butter recipe that I bet smells super good!
Julie Wood says
The Shea butter and Coconut oil really helps dry skin during the Winter months and I like this amazing body butter and want to make your recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Janet W. says
I’d love to try and make this and see how I like it. I’ve never made my own body butter before.