How to Make Lavender Body Butter in a Jar

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Learn how to make lavender body butter in a jar – no double boiler needed for this DIY beauty recipe! It’s not whipped, so it’s quick to make for dry skin.

Jar of homemade lavender body butter on a light wood table with lavender buds in the background

I make most of my DIY beauty products using a double boiler. I’ve had a lot of readers reach out and ask about making my homemade skincare recipes without a double boiler.

So I wanted to share this tutorial on how to make lavender body butter in a jar with you! You can use this same method for most of the balm recipes and salve recipes on this website.

This lavender body butter recipe is super rich and nourishing thanks to the powerful combination of natural ingredients we use. Apply it right after your shower to lock in the moisture and soothe dry skin.

If you keep some in smaller balm containers, you can take it with you on the go, so you can moisturize whenever your skin needs it. Ideal for purses, school backpacks, etc.

DIY Lavender Body Butter in a Jar

Learn how to make lavender body butter in a jar in this step by step DIY beauty recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 30 minutes
Makes: 2 Jars



  • Glass jars
  • Sauce Pan
  • Small strainer


  • In a small, heat proof jar (or double boiler), combine all ingredients except the essential oil. Place the jar into a small pot of water at a rolling boil. Heat until all of the ingredients are fully melted and well combined (it usually takes about 12 minutes).
    Tip: make sure no water gets into the mixture as it will cause the lavender body butter to expire quickly.
    Lavender Body Balm ingredients in a small glass jar in a pan filled with water
  • Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes, then whisk in the lavender essential oil.
    Adding lavender essential oil to the jar of melted lavender body butter ingredients
  • Moving quickly, pour the mixture into jars through a strainer.
    Pouring melted lavender body balm ingredients through a strainer into a 4 ounce mason jar.
  • Let the balm containers sit on the counter for 24 hours to firm up.
  • Once the jars are completely cool, you can apply the lids.
    Lavender body butter in a jar on a light wood table with a bowl of shea butter, spilled lavender buds and a bamboo spoon


Makes two small 4 ounce mason jars worth of lavender body butter.

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