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.
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
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 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.
- Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes, then whisk in the lavender essential oil.
- Moving quickly, pour the mixture into jars through a strainer.
- 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.